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Schools in Ohio District Pruned Records, Four Say

A team of data-processing workers inflated Columbus schools’ attendance figures by routinely and purposely removing large numbers of absent students from the rolls, four former district data analysts told The Dispatch.

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In a Baltimore School, A Model of Excellence

A recently released independent evaluation of two dozen Baltimore City schools conducted in 2011 suggests that even though the system has introduced important reforms in recent years, too many schools are still struggling to find effective ways to educate children.

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Deep Cuts to Oakland (Calif.) Special Ed Programs Blindside Teachers, Families

The Oakland school district's special-education programs will take a $4.3 million hit next school year under a plan to fix a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall discovered just a month ago.

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Rutherford County (Tenn.) Schools Still Adapting Programs to Title IX

When Title IX was signed into law June 23, 1972 by President Richard Nixon, it deemed that no person is to be denied access to an educational program or activity receiving federal assistance on the basis of sex.

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A Hard Lesson in Boston: Change Can Come Too Fast

They inspired her and pushed her when she felt like giving up. And when Salma Hussain delivered the valedictory speech at English High School in 2010, she singled out eight teachers who helped her rise to the top just four years after arriving in Boston from Bangladesh, speaking no English.

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Those 857 Desks? A Message for the Candidates

Tourists trying to figure out how to reach the capital’s monuments and museums on Wednesday found something on the National Mall that was not on their maps: 857 student desks arrayed near the Washington Monument.

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Ill. May Take Over School Districts in North Chicago, East St. Louis

The school districts in North Chicago and downstate East St. Louis are a step away from a state takeover.

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Pa. Auditor Blasts Funding Formula for Cyber, Charter Schools

Pennsylvania taxpayers could save $365 million each year if the state fixed its flawed formula for funding cyber and charter schools, state Auditor General Jack Wagner said Wednesday.

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Detroit Public Schools Enrollment Slide Continues

By fall, the Detroit Public Schools will enroll 49,852 students, down from more than 160,000 students a decade ago, according to a proposed 2012-13 budget released by the district Thursday.

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Scranton Pa. School District Saves $2M on Health Care

The Scranton School District will save more than $2 million this year on health care, officials announced at a meeting with employees on Wednesday.

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