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More Than 24 L.A. Unified Magnet Schools Are Under-Enrolled

Although Los Angeles magnet schools have long been seen as an elusive and exclusive club, more than two dozen of them are under-enrolled and actively looking to fill classroom seats.

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Miami-Dade Crowned Most Improved Urban District

Strong and steady won the race for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, winner of the 2012 Broad Prize for Urban Education, which recognizes large, urban school districts making gains in student achievement.

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Pre-kindergarten Education Calendar Promotes Language

Take me outside when it's snowing. Help me find words to describe what I'm seeing, feeling and experiencing. Say the name of an animal and have me make that animal's noise. When we're reading, ask me to turn pages and predict what will happen next. It will keep me interested. These are examples of activities listed in the Nebraska State Department of Education's new pre-kindergarten education calendar, all written from a child's point of view.

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Boston School Officials Propose Converting Marshall Elementary into Charter School

Boston school officials announced today that they intend to tap an education-management company to convert the Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester into a charter school next fall, under a proposal to boost student achievement at the academically struggling school.

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Popularity in School Leads to Higher Paychecks Later, Study Says

Those considered popular in secondary school earned 2% more decades later than oddballs such as Napoleon Dynamite – a so-called popularity premium. So says a new analysis of data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, which follows more than 10,000 people who graduated from the blackboard jungle in Wisconsin in 1957.

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Maine School Insurance Data Lawsuit Dropped

The Maine Education Association has dropped its lawsuit targeting a law requiring insurers, health maintenance organizations and other medical service organizations to provide information concerning a school unit’s insurance claims history.

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Discovery Education and 3M Announce 2012 Science Competition Winner

Discovery Education and 3M have named 14-year-old Deepika Kurup from Nashua, N.H., winner of the 2012 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her innovative, cost effective, and sustainable water-purification system.

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Calif.: Parents Considering Legal Action Over School Yoga

A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating youngsters in eastern religion.

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East Aurora School Board Tosses Out Transgender Protections

The East Aurora School Board voted Friday to rescind a policy on transgender students passed just five days before. The policy aimed to protect transgender and gender-nonconforming students’ right to privacy, and would have asked teachers to respect students' pronoun and name choices.

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Attorney: Texas school funding 'hopelessly broken'

Attorneys for hundreds of school districts told a judge Monday that Texas' system for funding public schools is "hopelessly broken" and could eventually cost the state billions of dollars in lost tax revenues.

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