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Las Vegas-Area Schools Will Use $3 Million Federal Grant to Boost Math, Science

Six local schools will be splitting a $3 million federal grant to start high-tech science, engineering and math programs intended to increase student interest in these fields.

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2 Weeks After Hurricane Sandy, Most N.J. Schools Are Finally Back in Session

The day began without a first period bell or a working public address system. Some classes turned into discussions on power outages or ways families coped without heat and electricity.

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College Readiness Mission of 20 New Texas Charter Schools

The second of 20 San Antonio IDEA Public School campuses is headed to the South Side and and is scheduled to open in fall 2013.

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Auditor: 'Strong Likelihood' Columbus Schools Employees Will Be Referred for Prosecution

Columbus schools leaders acknowledged the district is the subject of a federal investigation today at the same time that the state auditor's office indicated it is likely to refer some district employees for criminal prosecution in its data-tampering investigation.

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D.C. Plans to Close 20 Schools, Consolidate Students to Others

Facing a growing challenge from the burgeoning charter school movement, the D.C. Public School system plans to close 20 schools, most of them at the beginning of next academic year.

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Detroit School Board Will Vote to Quit EAA, Leader Says

A week after voters overturned Public Act 4, the Detroit Board of Education plans to vote Tuesday night to break the district's contract with Eastern Michigan University and withdraw from the Education Achievement Authority.

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Chicago Teachers Union Marches Against School Closings

As it girds for a battle over school closings, the Chicago Teachers Union is adhering to the strategy it employed during the September strike by framing the fight as one pitting regular Joes from the neighborhood against elitist big-money interests.

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Culture, Not Curriculum, May Be Key to High School Reform

Resurrecting a struggling high school is more about changing culture than curriculum, according to Charles Payne, a University of Chicago professor and affiliate of the university's Urban Education Institute.

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School Closing Protesters March Along Michigan Ave. in Chicago

Several hundred protesters marched along Michigan Avenue Monday morning to voice opposition to the school closings plan being put together by Chicago Public Schools.

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Wis. Teacher Benefit Cuts Offset Some Revenue Loss

Contentious cuts to teachers' benefits pushed by Gov. Scott Walker last year offset about two-thirds of the reductions to school revenue, according to a new study released Monday.

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