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Calif. Schools Must Set Up Fee Complaint Systems

California school districts must have procedures in place by Friday for students and parents to file complaints if they feel their schools are improperly charging fees for educational activities.

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What Would Sequestration Mean for K12?

Teachers in districts nationwide are already receiving pink slips as administrators brace for the major education budget cuts set to occur with the March 1 sequestration, says Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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Charter Schools See Big Surge in Mass.

State education officials this week approved five new charter schools and expansion of 11 existing schools, extending an enrollment surge since the state passed a landmark education ­reform bill in 2010.

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Texas Districts Expanding Choices of Students, Parents

Public school districts are mobilizing to show that "school choice" is more than private-school vouchers and charter school startups.

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Colo. High Schools Boost State AP Numbers

The number of Colorado students taking Advanced Placement exams is increasing, and so are their scores, thanks in part to three Pikes Peak region high schools with a new emphasis on the tests, according to a recent report.

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Chicago Public Schools to Provide Full-Day Kindergarten At All Schools

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced a full day of kindergarten will be guaranteed for all students.

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Bill Would Allow N.C. Schools to Use Lottery Money for Technology

School districts would be able to use lottery funds to buy technology devices and wire schools under a bill that cleared the House Education Committee Tuesday.

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Ill. District to Cut Chinese Language Program

The Chinese language program for Arlington Heights School District 25 elementary school students, started in 2009, is being eliminated.

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Thirty Years Later: A Nation Still at Risk?

This April marks the 30th anniversary of the controversial Reagan-era report “A Nation at Risk”—and little has changed since.

Baltimore Schools to Monitor Administration of High School Assessments

The Baltimore school system will begin monitoring the administration of the High School Assessments this year, expanding on a measure that began in 2011 after a series of cheating scandals in the district's elementary and middle schools.

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