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Penn. Charter Education Funds Ruling Splits Court

Commonwealth Court panel has ruled that the Pennsylvania Department of Education may not withhold state subsidies from a school district for the current school year for a claim made by a charter school alleging underfunding in a previous school year.

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Calif. Parents, Educators Oppose Cuts to Early Learning Programs

Parents, education officials and children’s advocates gathered at an Eagle Rock early learning center to oppose further cuts to development programs for California’s youngest and neediest pupils.

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Alaska Education Commissioner Says State Taking Steps to Pursue NCLB Waiver

Alaska's education commissioner said that the state plans to take the steps needed to seek a waiver from provisions of the federal education law No Child Left Behind.

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NYC Grad Rate Hits Record High

New York City set a record in 2011 as 65.5% of its high-school students graduated in four years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

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Maine Education Experiment: Hermon High Students to Earn College Credits

Next fall, 15 technology students from Hermon (Maine) High School will take part in a pilot program that will allow them to earn college credits while working towards their high school diplomas.

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Pennsylvania Education Department Reminds Families of Free Summer Meal Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Education kicked off Summer Food Awareness Week, June 11-15, by reminding families of the services provided by the Summer Food Service Program.

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Another Louisiana Teachers' Union Says it Will Sue Over Governor's Education Plan

The Louisiana Association of Educators says it also will file a lawsuit to throw out a set of education changes that Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed and state lawmakers passed.

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Risky Rise of the Good-Grade Pill

He steered into the high school parking lot, clicked off the ignition and scanned the scraps of his recent weeks. Crinkled chip bags on the dashboard. Soda cups at his feet. And on the passenger seat, a rumpled SAT practice book whose owner had been told since fourth grade he was headed to the Ivy League. Pencils up in 20 minutes.

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Washington (Mo.) School District to Get Less State Aid

A temporary fix to the state school funding formula will mean a loss of about $54,660 to the Washington School District next year, but officials say it could have been much worse.

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