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Champaign (Ill.) Magnet Schools: Three Approaches to Same Goal

Spend a few minutes in any of Champaign's three magnet elementary schools, and you'll find they're a little different from the norm.

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New Ind. State Superintendent Looks Past Party Labels for Good Ideas

Glenda Ritz, the newly elected Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, isn't going to let a state government controlled by Republicans stop her from making changes she believes will improve Indiana's schools.

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Coalition Aims to Boost Arts Education in Calif. County

Education, arts and philanthropic leaders in San Diego have combined forces with a goal of improving the arts education of every student in the county’s 42 public school districts.

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Declining Enrollment Causing Problems for Va. Schools

Empty desks worry school division officials.

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Supt. Henderson Wants Better Relationship Between Charter Schools And D.C.

Charter schools currently educate more than 40 percent of the District's children. Now, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says she wants the ability to authorize charter schools within the traditional public school system.

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‘Teacher Diversity Gap’ Cause for Concern in Nevada Schools

The likelihood that students of color in Nevada will have a teacher who looks like them is among the lowest in the nation, according to a recent report.

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Magnet School Becomes First in Vista (Calif.) District with 900 Test Score

Vista Magnet Middle School recently became the first Vista Unified School District campus to surpass 900 out of 1,000 on state assessments.

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W.V. School System Needed a Change, Says Board Member

State Board of Education member Gayle Manchin said Nov. 20 that the need to change the deep-seeded culture at West Virginia's public school system prompted her vote last week to fire Superintendent Jorea Marple.

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Ten Pittsburgh Schools Recognized for Progress

Amid the banging of African drums, Pittsburgh Public Schools honored academic growth by students in 10 schools under new formulas for measuring how teachers help students learn.

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S.C. Districts Work Toward More Technology in Classrooms

Nysire Lawrimore moved his finger across an iPad to animate one of the cartoon stars of his latest school video.

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