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Rhode Island Education Commissioner RIDE Names State’s Best & Worst Schools: Educator Leaders React

Education Commissioner Deborah Gist on Friday released reports cards for every school in the state, indentifying the schools by a set of six classifications, with the lowest-performing schools set for state intervention.

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Number of Single-sex Classrooms on the Rise in U.S. Schools

While coed classrooms are often seen as the norm in traditional American schools today, that may change in the not-too-distant future.

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NYC Retreats on School Closure Plan

After a six-month battle to purge teachers and administrators at 24 low-performing schools, the Bloomberg administration retreated Wednesday and said the schools should plan for the return of the same employees in the fall.

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Anne Arundel Schools Among Tops in MSA Testing Performance

When Anne Arundel school officials this year were outlining redistricting plans for parents of students at Mayo, Central and Davidsonville elementary schools, they insisted that the quality of education for students would not change regardless of which school they attended.

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Number of Top-ranked Florida Schools Drops

The number of highly rated Florida schools dropped sharply this year, a development that state officials foresaw and warned parents about a week ago in an effort to brace them for the news.

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Debate Over Year-round vs. Traditional Schools

By the time summer's over, many families can't wait for school to start. Working parents have struggled to find camps or babysitting, kids are bored and teachers fret over "summer slide" – the academic losses that research shows hits kids from poor families hardest.

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Los Angeles Fights Court Order to Give More Space to Charters

Los Angeles school officials are fighting a court order, which took effect Wednesday, that would set aside more classroom seats for charter schools — even if that means traditional schools will lose space for parent centers, computer labs, academic intervention and other services.

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Michigan Schools Sued for Failing to Teach Kids to Read

In the first case of its kind, the American Civil Liberties Union is charging that the state of Michigan and a Detroit area school district have failed to adequately educate children, violating their "right to learn to read" under an obscure state law.

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South Bend (Ind.) Schools Cutting 64 Teaching Positions

The South Bend Community School Corp. school board voted Wednesday, 6-1, to approve an administrative recommendation to eliminate 64 teaching positions.

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Teachers, Activists Boo Chicago Schools' Budget

Chicago Public Schools'proposed budget for the coming school year drew boos and hisses from more than 200 teachers and community activists who packed a public hearing at Malcolm X College's auditorium.

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