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Scholarships Available for Pa. Students in Low Performing Schools

Pennsylvania officials said Wednesday that students at low-achieving schools may be eligible for a scholarship program that would let them attend other schools.

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Dubious Math on Philadelphia Charter Schools

During a recent School Reform Commission meeting, Commissioner Joseph Dworetzky decried the cost of independent charter school expansion under the Philadelphia School District's reform plan, saying district Renaissance Schools have been less costly.

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Ohio Schools Chief: Data Changes May Spur Charges

Ohio's school superintendent says the investigation of changes made to student attendance data in several districts could lead to criminal charges against educators who committed fraud.

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Chicago Schools Set to Rehire Laid Off Teachers

More than 900 displaced, Chicago Public Schools tenured teachers, many who were black, will now have a chance at getting their old jobs back this fall.

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3 Runoffs Set in Texas Board of Education Races

Republican Geraldine "Tincy" Miller is trying to reclaim a position she held on the Texas State Board of Education for 26 years after being ousted in the primary two years ago.

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Maine Gov and Education Commissioner Unveil Education Plan

Gov. Paul LePage and his education commissioner today unveiled a plan they say is designed to "revitalize" Maine's education system.

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Arne Duncan: Evaluations Allow Teachers to 'Be Treated as True Professionals and Not Interchangeable Cogs'

Teachers are being treated as true professionals and not as interchangeable cogs in an educational assembly line because of evaluation plans called for in the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says.

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Obama Creating African-American Education Office

President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.

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Pinellas School Board Chooses Three Superintendent Finalists

After rejecting a last-minute push to pursue a more aggressive search for a new schools chief, the Pinellas School Board picked three finalists.

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Top-Ranked Virginia High School Slapped With Civil Rights Complaint

Getting into Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is like winning the lottery, Suzanne Rheault, CEO of the test-prep company Aristotle Circle, told U.S. News in April, calling the No. 2 ranked Best High School the "MIT of high schools."

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