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Alabama Accountability Act: 78 schools listed as failing

The Alabama Department of Education yesterday released the list of 78 "failing" schools where parents will be eligible for a state income tax credit to help send their child to a private school.

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Florida to review tougher school grading formula

For the second year in a row, the Florida Board of Education may tweak the state’s accountability standards on the eve of the release of school grades.

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Four Philadelphia staffers, two parents go on hunger strike for safe schools

Four members of local unions, two of whom have students in Philly public schools, began a hunger strike early yesterday in front of Gov. Corbett's Center City field office.

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U.S. News releases 2013 best high schools for STEM rankings

The rankings evaluate 500 gold medal public schools from the 2013 Best High Schools rankings, using Advanced Placement STEM test data for 2011 graduates as the benchmark. Of those schools, 250 earned a numerical rank for their STEM achievement.

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Chicago Public Schools to lay off hundreds of teachers from closing schools

Chicago Public Schools said that 663 employees at schools the district is closing, including teachers, teaching assistants and bus aides, don't qualify to follow students to their new schools and will be laid off.

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Pittsburgh schools to clarify codes of conduct

Refusing to remove a baseball cap in school or being in the hallway after the late bell rings are not offenses one might expect would land a student in the court system.

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Shrinking enrollment causes problems for suburban Ohio schools

The school year might be finished but there is no end in sight for shrinking enrollments at some once-booming, suburban school systems.

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Delware governor seeks $31 million more for education in budget

Gov. Jack Markell’s proposed budget includes no new education cuts and some new money, garnering some positive vibes from district officials struggling with tight budgets.

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Norfolk (Va.) plans to convert 10 schools into public charters

Superintendent Samuel King is rapidly moving forward with an ambitious plan to transform the school division by converting 10 existing schools into public charters and creating an open campus high school.

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Private preschools see more public funds as classes grow

The preschoolers who arrived at school early for free breakfast on a recent morning quietly ate granola bars and yogurt as middle school students recited part of the rosary over the public address system.

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