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Alabama Education Leaders Looking at Implementation of School Grading System, Incentive Program

Alabama education officials are still reviewing a new law that establishes a statewide system for grading public schools and provides cash incentives to schools that improve their students' performance.

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Louisiana Makes Bold Bid To Privatize Public Education

Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with the state preparing to shift tens of millions in tax dollars out of the public schools to pay private industry, businesses owners and church pastors to educate children.

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Modesto (Calif.) Schools Reorganization Includes Special Education

The key change in Modesto (Calif.) City Schools' administrative reorganization involves folding special education programs into the educational services division.

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In Lists of Best High Schools, Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story

This is the time of year when the lists of best high schools in the United States are published. For anxious consumers, the number of lists can be daunting.

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Texas State Board of Education Poised for Change

These folks have been running for places on the 15-member Texas State Board of Education, which sets parameters for what public schoolchildren are supposed to learn, highly influencing the content of textbooks purchased all over the state and beyond.

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Advertising in Schools Becoming More Common

Financially struggling schools nationwide are increasing the volume of advertising that children see in the halls, at football games and even on their report cards.

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Mich. Schools OK Lifting Some Sports Age Limits

A 19-year-old student with Down syndrome may be able to play football and basketball during his senior year after schools voted in favor of lifting the age limit for sports eligibility under certain circumstances, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Thursday.

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School’s Out Until Summer School Begins

While most Houston students celebrated the last day of school Thursday morning, Furr High School Principal Bertie Simmons donned a grass skirt and a flowered lei and joined her cheerleaders in a motivational chant. 

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Most N.D. Schools Don’t Meet Set Goals

Only about a third of North Dakota public school districts met federal goals in reading and math this past school year, according to a new report from the state Department of Public Instruction.

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Tough Times Require Great Teachers and Schools

These are tough days for public schools. Districts across the state are facing cuts while legacy retirement costs explode. School leaders are forced to make incredibly tough decisions about curricula, consolidations, furloughs, and extracurricular activities.

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