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Washington Charter Schools: Not a Cure-all, But a Sign of Health

Other education reforms are more urgent than charter schools. Washington could have a fantastic public school system without them.

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Many Changes This Year in Mobile County (Ala.) Schools

It’s going to be a year of change in Mobile County’s public schools: Entire schools have moved, school zones have been altered and two cities have broken away.

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Indiana Voucher Program: 41 More Schools Join

Tim and Kathy Parks knew for years that their son Chakotay,who has autism, would outgrow traditional public school.

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Tennessee District Offers Free Breakfast to All Students

For Alex Jilek, getting three kids ready for school in the morning generally involves lots of raised voices.

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Indiana Turnaround Firm Sues Gary Schools, Seeking Records

A company appointed by Indiana to run and try to turn around a troubled Gary high school is suing the Gary Community School Corp., demanding that it turn over student records it needs to run the school.

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Newark Schools Chief, Teachers' Union Clash Over Seniority

Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s formula for boosting student achievement in struggling schools is built on a simple concept — allowing principals to select their teaching staff regardless of seniority.

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Calif. Schools Chief Says Districts Should Replace, Upgrade Old Schools

Although California school districts have largely focused on building new schools to accommodate growing student populations, districts should concentrate more on renovating and replacing aging schools, according to a new report.

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Mass. Receives 22 Proposals to Open Charters

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received 22 proposals to open new charter schools across the state, including five in Boston, education officials announced today.

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Natick (Mass.) Schools Receive $25K Grant for Fighting Obesity

The Natick Public School system is one of seven nationwide to receive a $25,000 grant to reward its efforts in fighting children's obesity.

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Nine. La. Schools to Double Enrollment with Vouchers

Nine religious schools that will take in taxpayer-funded voucher students for the upcoming school year will more than double their enrollments with the subsidized students, receiving about $3.6 million in payments from the state.

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