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Calif. Schools Flunk Education Group's Ratings

California is sorely lacking when it comes to school reform, failing to adopt policies to limit teacher tenure and use student test scores in teacher evaluations, according to a rating of states issued Monday by a high-profile education advocacy group.

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Racial Divide Seen in Miss. Debate Over Charter Schools, Reform

This winter, charter supporters will make their fifth attempt in five years to bring charters to Mississippi, one of a dwindling number of states without a real charter school law.

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A Son’s Fears and a Father’s Response

Starting to feel safe again after the Sandy Hook tragedy.

NYC DOE Marks Total Of 26 Schools For The Chopping Block

The city on Tuesday expanded its list of more schools headed to close or phase out due to poor performance.

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Calif. Sees Flexibility as Key to Keeping Good Teachers from Leaving

The goal is to attract and retain the most qualified educators, according to Assistant Superintendent James Lovelace.

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Threatening Signs Removed from Del. Playground

Before Milford families could get to the jungle gyms, sliding boards and rock-climbing walls at the Lulu M. Ross and Mispillion elementary schools’ playgrounds, they were greeted by signs.

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Wash. District Will Change Oddball Schedule

For more than five years, Puyallup elementary schools have had early dismissal on Wednesdays, with kids arriving 10 minutes early and school ending around midday.

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Use Letters to Grade Schools, Urges Va. Gov.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is pushing for a letter-grading system to evaluate the quality of the state’s schools.

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Philadelphia Neighborhood Unites to Save Two Schools

The schools, which take up an entire block of Ridge Avenue, between 31st and 32nd Street, are among the 37 that the Philadelphia School District has proposed closing in June.

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W.Va. Children’s Obesity On The Decline, Health Improves

Childhood obesity rates are declining in West Virginia as schools focus on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity, according to a statewide screening program.

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