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Pa. Auditor Blasts Funding Formula for Cyber, Charter Schools

Pennsylvania taxpayers could save $365 million each year if the state fixed its flawed formula for funding cyber and charter schools, state Auditor General Jack Wagner said Wednesday.

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Detroit Public Schools Enrollment Slide Continues

By fall, the Detroit Public Schools will enroll 49,852 students, down from more than 160,000 students a decade ago, according to a proposed 2012-13 budget released by the district Thursday.

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Scranton Pa. School District Saves $2M on Health Care

The Scranton School District will save more than $2 million this year on health care, officials announced at a meeting with employees on Wednesday.

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Middle Schoolers Bully Bus Monitor, 68, With Stream of Profanity, Jeers

A profanity-laced video of middle school students in upstate New York verbally abusing a bus monitor is sparking an outpouring of support as strangers worldwide rally to her side.

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Post-Katrina School Firings Wrongful

Thousands of New Orleans school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina scattered the populations and shut down the city and its schools, a Louisiana judge ruled Wednesday.

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Mo. Education Officials to Test New Evaluations

Missouri education officials will be testing a new teacher evaluation system in the upcoming school year.

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Stalled Push to Close Charter’s Disabled-Student Gap

As a new federal report found that charter schools aren’t enrolling as many special-education students as traditional public schools, legislation designed to address that imbalance in New York remains stalled.

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Commentary: Cyber School Law Lacks Accountability

School is out for summer, and in 2013, as many as 150,000 Michigan students may not go back. Their classes will be conducted online, and the quality of their education is likely to suffer for it.

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Charter Schools Still Enroll Fewer Disabled Students

Charter schools in most states continue to enroll proportionately fewer students with disabilities than traditional public schools, a new government report shows.

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New Venture Fund to Focus on CPS Education Reform

A new venture fund devoted to education reform efforts in Chicago's public schools is being proposed by a group of civic leaders under the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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