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Texas School District to Track Kids With Chips

Does tracking school children with computer chips make them more safe - or more vulnerable?

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3 Va. Schools Picked for FAFSA Project

Three Virginia school districts have been selected for a project to help more college-bound students complete a federal financial aid form.

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Mich. Legislative Deal Gives Poorer School Districts More Money

House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to a $12.9 billion School Aid budget that would give about 450 school districts and charter schools up to $120 more per pupil next year.

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Iowa to Continue Seeking Federal Education Waiver

Iowa's Education Department director says the state will continue its effort to receive a waiver from the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act.

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Calif. Neglects Education of ELLs, Lawsuit Claims

State officials are neglecting their legal obligation to ensure that students who are learning English are receiving an adequate and equal education, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the ACLU of Southern California and other advocates.

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Number of Cyber Charter Schools to Expand to 15 Statewide in Mich.

 

Oakland County students who are already enrolled in Michigan’s only two cyber charter schools will have more options now that Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation that allows the number of schools offering all classes on computers to increase to 15 by 2015.

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Berkeley Schools' Attendance Investment Pays Off

A year ago, Berkeley school Superintendent Bill Huyett, with the school board's blessing, took about $250,000 out of the district's bank account and placed a bet.

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Law Urges SD Schools to Expand Bible Instruction

South Dakota lawmakers who earlier this year urged public schools to provide academic instruction on the Bible may need the patience of Job as they wait for schools to embrace the idea.

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Pay Frozen for Teachers with 25 Years on Job in Kansas City, Kansas

Liberty Public Schools’ superintendent called it a dilemma. A longtime teacher called it a disappointment.

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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Talks About Closing Achievement Gap

Some major cities have departed from tradition and hired people who have never been educators as school superintendents, on the theory that their managerial skills will whip public school systems into shape.

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