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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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Incident on School Bus, at Stop Leads to Lawsuit Against Palm Beach County School District

A high school student who was assaulted after standing up to bullies is now suing the School District of Palm Beach County (Fla.) for not upholding its own anti-bullying policy.

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Wyoming Department of Education Seeks Waiver of Federal Progress Requirements

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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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. Similarly, it appears state lawmakers believe that the money earmarked for tax-credit programs don't really count, either.

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Opinion: Education a Test of Wills in Chicago

The title of the nation’s largest labor union — the National Education Association — seems calculated to blur the fact that it is a teachers union. In this blunt city, however, the teachers union candidly calls itself the Chicago Teachers Union.

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Fair Lawn (N.J.) School District to Receive Anti-Bullying Funds

The Fair Lawn (N.J.) School District will receive $4,283 to assist with addressing the state’s anti-bullying law.

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U.S. Department of Education Says Ga. Could Lose Race to the Top Funding Over Proposed Changes

Georgia could lose $33 million of its $400 million Race to the Top school grant because of proposed changes to a new evaluation system for principals and teachers.

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Summer is Education's Weak Link

Most students lose academic skills over the summer. And we've known since 1964.

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