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Texas Schools Foot Big Bill for STARR Retakes

The school year ended the first week of June for most Texas students, but for hundreds of thousands of them, it won’t mean the end of class.

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Three Santa Clara County Schools Rank Top in Calif. in API Scores

South Bay and Peninsula schools continued to demonstrate their academic might, dominating the top tier of elementary schools in test-score rankings released Thursday by the California Department of Education.

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Chicago Schools’ 2nd-largest Union Ratifies New Contract

Chicago Public School officials and the system’s second largest union announced Thursday they had reached a contract that will give 5,500 custodians and other workers two percent raises for each of the next three years and saves the jobs of thousands of them.

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Oakland Schools' Officials May Face Criminal Probe

The founder and governing board of three controversial Oakland charter schools could face a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, misappropriation of funds and other illegal activities outlined in an official audit report released Wednesday.

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Calif. DOE Releases New Public School Rankings

The California Department of Education has just released its latest round of public school rankings, from 1 to 10, based on how well students performed on standardized tests they took more than a year ago.

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Chicago Pushes Longer School Day As Key to Achievement

Many children in Chicago Public Schools will go from having the shortest school days in the nation to some of the longest this fall, a move that some experts say is needed to help push the struggling system ahead in student achievement.

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North Carolina Schools Prepare for Curriculum Overhaul

What one school official calls an “ambitious alignment” will soon affect the county and state’s educational standards, assessments and accountability methods in an effort to meet the future expectations of student achievement.

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MontrealTeacher Shows Class Jun Lin 'Murder Video'

A Montreal teacher has been suspended after showing pupils a video said to show the murder of a Chinese student.

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A Michigan School Board Votes to Sell Trees to Raise Cash

A mid-Michigan school board has voted to sell some large, century-old trees near school offices to help plug a budget hole.

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Mitt Romney's Plan for Fixing Special Education

Last week, Mitt Romney released a white paper outlining his vision for education in America.

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