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A Hard Lesson in Boston: Change Can Come Too Fast

They inspired her and pushed her when she felt like giving up. And when Salma Hussain delivered the valedictory speech at English High School in 2010, she singled out eight teachers who helped her rise to the top just four years after arriving in Boston from Bangladesh, speaking no English.

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Those 857 Desks? A Message for the Candidates

Tourists trying to figure out how to reach the capital’s monuments and museums on Wednesday found something on the National Mall that was not on their maps: 857 student desks arrayed near the Washington Monument.

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Ill. May Take Over School Districts in North Chicago, East St. Louis

The school districts in North Chicago and downstate East St. Louis are a step away from a state takeover.

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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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