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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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Grades Drop at Broward County (Fla.) Schools With More Fs

The annual school grades proved disappointing in Broward County, with 41 schools losing their coveted A-rankings and six flunking.

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Departures of Top Officials Leave Gap in Fort Bend ISD

With summer vacation ending next month, the Fort Bend school district faces a leadership vacuum after the buyout of Superintendent Timothy Jenney's contract and the departure of several other top administrators.

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School Funding Programs Extended For A Year in Alaska

An extension of the Secure Rural Schools Program is part of a recently passed transportation bill. The program has been a mainstay for districts in or near National Forests in and outside of Alaska.A federal funding program key to Southeast school districts will remain in place for another year.

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Clark County School Board Raises Concerns About Costly, Unchecked Change Orders on Construction, Renovations

As the Clark County School District prepares for a potential capital improvement overhaul, its School Board is looking more closely at the mounting cost of change orders to school construction and maintenance projects.

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Legislature Restores M-W State Aid Due to Extraordinary Circumstances

The funding resulted from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing Assembly bill A8114 and Senate Bill S5513 exempting the district from a reduction in state aid due to extraordinary and unique circumstances which caused the school district to be in session only one day less than the required 180 days during the 20102011 school year.

The MonroeWoodbury Central School District received $155,000 in restored state aid on June 28.

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Opinion: High-Performing Charter Schools Can Close the Opportunity Gap

For the fourth time in 16 years, Washington state is considering passing a law that would allow charter schools to serve students.

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South Carolina Schools Superintendent Mick Zais Wants to Create District for Failing Schools

South Carolina schools superintendent Mick Zais on Wednesday proposed creating a new statewide district for failing schools, saying current options under state law for helping such schools have proved unsuccessful or ineffective.

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