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Alabama School District Closing Achievement Gaps

Enterprise City School System is showing promise of closing the achievement gap between black and white students and poverty and non-poverty students, according to released date explained Tuesday by the school system’s Testing and Accountability Coordinator Dixie Lavender.

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Despite Rough Economy, School Spending Climbs in Ill.

The cost of educating public school students in Illinois continues to go up in the face of a struggling economy that has forced teacher layoffs and led to cuts in state education aid, new state data show.

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Hawaii State Plan Puts Solar Power In All Public Schools

In what could become the largest solar power project of its kind in the nation, the Department of Education is proposing to install photovoltaic panels on every public school in Hawaii over the next five years in a bid to cut electricity costs and move the state closer to its renewable energy goals.

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Ohio District Enacts New Cyber-Bullying Policies

Two policy changes are being enacted in the Solon schools that will affect the way the district handles electronic bullying.

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More Ill. Schools Failing to Make AYP on Test Scores

The number of school districts meeting benchmarks imposed by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation continues to worsen in West-Central Illinois and across the state.

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60 Percent of Ind. Schools Get A or B Grade

About 60 percent of Indiana public and private schools earned A's or B's for student progress during the 2011-2012 academic year under a reconfigured grading system that critics claim is fundamentally flawed.

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Omaha School District Rejects Soldier Tribute

The Millard Public Schools district in Omaha has refused to display a traveling tribute to Nebraska's fallen soldiers at its schools, citing security and logistical concerns.

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Chicago Schools Give Parents Gift Cards As Incentive to Stay Involved

Parents have long debated whether or not it's healthy to bribe kids to do things like finish their homework on time or eat all of their vegetables. But what happens when the tables are turned and parents are the ones being bribed to cooperate?

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Judge Sentences Ohio Ex-Charter Treasurer to 2 Years

A former treasurer to more than a dozen Ohio charter schools was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for embezzling more than $470,000 in federal education funds from four schools over six years.

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Roseville (Calif.) District Directs Superintendent To Review School Newspaper Ads

A school district’s decision regarding a student newspaper now has some saying First Amendment rights are being violated.

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