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N.Y. High School Caught in Cheating Scandal

In a stunning new cheating scandal, a student has been forced out of the city’s top public school — Stuyvesant High — over allegations he used a cell phone to give test answers to more than 50 other students.

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Missouri District Predicting Another Year Without Tax Hike

The North Kansas City School District is predicting another year without a tax rate increase.

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Deadline is Friday for Parents to Seek School Vouchers Under New State Program

Parents have until Friday to submit applications for school transfers under Louisiana's new voucher program. State Department of Education officials report that they have received more applications than they expected, topping 6,000.

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No Child Left Behind Waiver Request In Iowa Denied By Department Of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has turned down Iowa’s No Child Left Behind waiver request, according to a letter sent to Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass that was made public Thursday.

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Democrats Continue Fight for Education Funding

In the final days of state budget negotiations, state House Democrats aren’t letting up on their push for an increase in public schools funding.

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Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Education Bill

Gov. John Kasich signed the 3,500-page Senate Bill 316 and defended a key provision that for some youngsters increases the pressure to read on grade level by the end of third grade.

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Commentary: Alternative Education a Way to Stem School-to-Prison Pipeline

The apocalyptic state of public education is shoving our high school dropouts onto a pathway to the penitentiary. The latest proof comes in recent reports about how Highland Park may resort to a charter system to keep its doors open in September.

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Deborah Kenny: Why Charter Schools Work

Twenty years ago, the country's first charter school opened in Minnesota. This is a momentous anniversary not just for the two million families who now send their children to public charter schools, but for all Americans.

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The Education System That Pulled China Up May Now Be Holding It Back

China wants inventors and entrepreneurs, but its schools, built around the notorious gaokao exam, are still designed to produce cookie-cutter engineers and accountants.

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Tenn. Pro-Abstinence Sex Education Law Sparks Debate

A pro-abstinence sex education law enacted recently in Tennessee has critics warning that it will fail to check the state's teen pregnancy rate, as supporters stand their ground on the need for barring explicit sex education.

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