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Louisiana Education Program Upends Public School Model

Louisiana's education department is soliciting ideas from nontraditional places, seeking to offer students new academic courses, skills training and work-based apprenticeships outside of their public school classrooms.

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How Maine Is Reforming Education Through Collaboration

Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen merits praise for inclusively and thoroughly developing the state’s application for flexibility from certain elements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Special Report: The Best High Schools in New York

Besides publishing U.S. News & World Report’s first exclusive New York high school rankings, the Daily News solicited advice from experts on navigating the cumbersome, time-consuming process of finding the best school for each student.

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South Carolina Districts Applying for Federal Education Grants

A dozen South Carolina school districts have told the U.S. Department of Education they plan to apply for a piece of $400 million in grants to be distributed nationwide.

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Chicago Teachers, School Officials Resuming Talks to Avert Strike

Negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the nation's third-largest school district were going down to the wire on Sunday, as teachers threaten to strike on Monday over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's demand for sweeping school reforms.

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Microsoft, Ga. Schools Launch Tech Courses

Georgia is the sixth state in the nation to offer the Microsoft IT Academy to all its high school students. The state is putting up just over six hundred thousand dollars, while Microsoft is putting up 23 million dollars for the project.

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State Board Will Revisit Mathematics Achievement Gaps

The State Board of Education will revisit its annual measurable objectives for mathematics achievement Sept. 27 per the request David M. Foster, the board’s president.

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School Bus Routes Reduced in Effort to Save Money

The Wareham Public Schools Transportation Department has consolidated bus routes due to budgetary shortfalls, which has buses nearly hitting capacity.

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$14.5 Million Technology Plan Proposed for Montgomery Schools

Montgomery County classrooms would get a $14.5 million infusion of technology if a request from schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr passes the school board and county council.

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Class Size a Hot Topic at Board of Ed Meeting

The issue of class size dominated the Board of Education’s first meeting of the school year last week, when enrollment data was discussed on several occasions.

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