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Florida Reverts to 'Separate but Equal' Education

The Miami Herald is reporting that the Florida Department of Education has decided to assess public school student achievement based on an individual student’s race and/or ethnicity.

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Education Savings Accounts: “The Way of the Future”

Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are "the way of the future," writes Matthew Ladner in a new report released this month.

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Taxes for Calif. Schools Superintendents Rally Behind Prop. 30

The governor’s message at the release of his state budget for the coming year was succinct and brief: “I am doing the best I can with what I have.”

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Study: Many Minn. Schools Struggle to Meet Arts Ed Mandates

Minnesota has some of the highest standards for arts education in the country, but schools don't always meet those lofty expectations.

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Mansfield (Mass.) Schools Successfully Appeal State Ruling

When School Superintendent Brenda Hodges received word from the state that Mansfield schools were labeled as a “Level 3” district, based on MCAS performance, she knew that wasn’t the case.

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Calif. Schools' Test Scores See Success While NCLB Sees Growing Failure

California schools continued their steady gains in achievement, and for the first time more than half of them met the state's target score, according to California's annual index of school achievement released Thursday.

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Most Maine Schools Don't Meet NCLB Standards

Most Maine schools aren’t meeting goals set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, according to an annual report released Thursday by the Maine Department of Education.

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L.A.'s Chief Deasy Gets One-Year Contract Extension

L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy has received a one-year contract extension, but was unable to achieve ambitious performance targets that would have triggered a salary bonus.

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Education Debates in N.J. Around For-Profits Miss Big Picture

The debate over digital-learning opportunities continues to heat up in New Jersey.

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Fla. Ed Board OKs Race-based Academic Plan

The Florida Department of Education has touched off a firestorm over its strategic plan that will judge the achievement of public school students in part by race and ethnicity.

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