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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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Plan for Holding Private Schools Accountable in Voucher Program Wins Board Approval

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a new set of academic standards Tuesday for private schools participating in Louisiana's expanded voucher program.

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Report Gives W.Va. Education Low Marks

An annual report on the well-being of West Virginia children gives the state's education system low marks, ranking it 47th in the nation.

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Feds Urge Colleges to Adopt New Student Aid Form

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging colleges and universities to adopt an easy-to-understand financial aid form to help students make smarter decisions on where to study, how to pay and determine what they'll owe.

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Ohio to Investigate Toledo School District Attendance Changes

The Toledo school district in northwest Ohio retroactively altered student attendance records to improve its results on a state report card, the superintendent said. The state is investigating.

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Lottery Sends $41.5 Million to Idaho Schools

The Idaho Lottery is reporting another record year, posting more than $175 million in sales during the last fiscal year.

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Sally Ride's Legacy Lives in Education Programs

Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

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Bernanke Champions Early Childhood Education

Educating children starting at an early age increases their opportunities and benefits the larger economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a video prepared to be shown Tuesday.

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4 Ohio Districts Now Have Levy on Fall Ballot

Four Franklin County school districts plan to ask for tax increases this fall, including two that finalized levy and bond requests last night.

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