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NYC Schools Chief Blasts Mayoral Candidates Over Remarks at Education Forum

Dennis M. Walcott, the New York City schools chancellor, lashed out at the Democratic candidates for mayor on Monday, saying that he did not believe any of them had a compelling vision to lead city schools and that they had been pandering to gain the support of the teachers’ union.

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$600,000 Grant to Philadelphia's Catholic High Schools

The Philadelphia School Partnership announced Monday that it's giving the Faith in the Future Foundation a planning grant to aid the eight Catholic high schools in the city.

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West Virginia Meal Effort Not Starting from Scratch

Students should notice West Virginia's ambitious new plan to target child hunger while improving academic performance when they arrive this fall.

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Seeking College Edge, Chinese Pupils Arrive in New York Earlier

According to the Department of Homeland Security, 638 Chinese students with visas attended high schools in the city in 2012, up from 114 five years earlier.

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Colorado Program Helps Immigrants by Connecting Parents to Schools

The Valley Settlement Project is drawing immigrants and other disenfranchised residents of the Roaring Fork Valley into the fabric of the local culture. The 7-month-old project has completely turned around individual lives and sent a positive ripple effect throughout nearby communities, which are home to 18,000 immigrant residents.

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Maine Superintendent Urges Passage of Budget

The proposed budget would increase the school's portion of property taxes by 3 percent, from $9.57 to $9.86 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, while cutting dozens of positions.

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New York Senator Wants Cameras on School Buses to Prosecute Dangerous Drivers

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation voiced their support for legislation that would allow the installation and use of stop arm cameras on school buses.

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Pittsburgh School Alters Approach to Good Behavior

At Faison K-5, good behavior is taught alongside academics in an effort to change the culture of the 530-student school long plagued with academic and discipline problems.

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Newtown (Conn.) Residents Divided Over School Site

As word spread over the weekend that Sandy Hook Elementary School would be demolished, residents were split about whether building a new facility on the site of the old one was the best way for the community to move on.

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Is Local Education in N.Y. In Danger?

Classrooms crowded with more than 30 students. No electives or advanced placement classes. No sports or music. This is the future for some local schools if finances continue on their current trend — and it might happen sooner than later.

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