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‘No Child’ Law Whittled Down by White House

In just five months, the Obama administration has freed schools in more than half the nation from central provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, raising the question of whether the decade-old federal program has been essentially nullified.

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Prince George’s Schools Md. to Seek Interim Leader

The Prince George’s County school system is facing a search for a new superintendent after schools chief William Hite announced he is leaving for Philadelphia.

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Newark N.J. School Boss Overrules Advisory Board, Will Lease 5 Buildings to Charter Schools

Newark’s top education official has overruled the wishes of the district’s advisory school board and will lease five district-owned facilities to charter schools, a district spokeswoman said.

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Awareness Is Key to Success of Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standards are taking root in public schools across the country, impacting more than 42 million K-12 students and 2.7 million teachers—but outside the education sphere, many people have no idea what the standards entail.

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District 128 (Ill.) Offers First Online Courses to Summer-School Students

A pair of computer-based English classes offered this summer at Vernon Hills High School mark District 128’s first foray into the expanding world of online education.

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Wyo. Dept. of Ed. Seeks NCLB Waiver

The Wyoming Department of Education has asked its federal counterpart to freeze language arts and math standards established by the No Child Left Behind education law at 2011 levels rather than allow them to increase to 2012 levels for the state.

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Calif. Voters Don't Like Midyear Cuts Targeting Education

Nearly three-quarters of California voters oppose the automatic, midyear spending reductions that would balance the state budget if a November ballot initiative to raise taxes fails, according to a new Field Poll.

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Education Tax Credits a Good Idea, But at What Cost?

Do the dollars we spend on vacation really count? Most of us spending money on cheap trinkets and overpriced T-shirts don't believe they do — until we get the credit-card bills.

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U.S. Schools Throwing the Book at Unhealthy Drinks

More U.S. elementary schools are banning unhealthy beverages from the premises, according to a new report.

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Chicago Public Schools Touts $144 million in Savings for Next Budget

A day before the expected release of a budget that must address a gaping deficit, Chicago Public Schools said it has found ways to save nearly $144 million, a third of that through a more aggressive purchasing strategy and technology upgrades.

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