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Summer is Education's Weak Link

Most students lose academic skills over the summer. And we've known since 1964.

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Experts Can't Explain Drop in Texas' Special Education Numbers

Special education students seem to be disappearing in Texas.

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Special Education Change Is Pushed in New York State

The type of clothing worn in a family's home, the language spoken and other cultural markers could influence whether special-education students receive taxpayer-funded private-school tuition, under a bill passed last month by the New York state Legislature.

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Idaho Near Bottom of List in Education Spending

Idaho ranks second-worst in the nation for the amount of money it spends per pupil, the U.S. Census Bureau said.

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PA Budget Restores Education, Cuts Social Services

Late Saturday night Governor Tom Corbett fulfilled a promise by signing the 2012-2013 budget into law before the July 1st deadline.

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Doing Apps and Start-Ups While Still in High School

Like many young entrepreneurs here in Silicon Valley, Matthew Slipper knows that success does not come easy. His first start-up, an online education venture, flopped. His second, a video-sharing app for the iPhone, has sold only 20 copies.

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Florida Education Head Tries to Calm Fears on FCAT Scores

The head of Florida's Department of Education is writing parents to tell them that they shouldn't be overly concerned about the results of the state-required exam that's supposed to measure year-to-year improvements of students, teachers and public schools.

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Teacher’s Wages Garnished as U.S. Goes After Loan Default

Lawyers drained Linda Brice’s bank account and seized a quarter of her take-home pay, or more than $900 a month. Brice, a first-grade teacher and Coast Guard veteran, begged for mercy, saying she couldn’t afford food, gas or utilities.

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Education Plan Earns All-American City Honors for S.A.

Local officials announced Monday that San Antonio has been recognized by the National Civic League for its “ambitious” plan to increase the number of local children who are reading at grade level by the third grade.

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Teachers' Union Calls For More Responsibility, Obama Support As Its Membership Declines

 After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself.

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