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Illinois House Panel Votes to Cut Education Funding by 4 Percent

State funding for schools would drop nearly 4 percent under a measure a House committee approved today.

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Making Schools Work

Amid the ceaseless and cacophonous debates about how to close the achievement gap, we’ve turned away from one tool that has been shown to work: school desegregation.

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Report: More Students Taking Math, Science

More high school students are enrolling in math and science classes and seeking online learning opportunities. Fewer want or are able to find jobs while in school.

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Alabama State School Chief Favors 180 Days, But Supports Local Decisions

State schools Superintendent Tommy Bice says he prefers that local superintendents keep their school year at 180 days, but he respects their right to make their own decisions on the matter, even if that means cutting days.

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L.A. Unified to Settle Harassment Claim Against Cortines

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday announced the settlement of a sexual harassment allegation against retired Supt. Ramon C. Cortines by a senior employee in the facilities division.

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Oakland Schools' New Budget Projection Drops by $8M

New budget numbers revealed to the public this week suggest that it may have been premature to celebrate the Oakland school district's return to fiscal solvency.

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N.Y. City Panel Approves Special Education Inclusion Plan

A plan to restructure the city’s special education program by funneling thousands of learning disabled children into mainstream classrooms — an increasingly popular practice around the country — was given the go-ahead Wednesday night when the Panel for Education Policy voted to change the city’s financing formula to pay for it.

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N.C. Bill Ties Corporate Breaks, Private Schools

Tens of thousands of North Carolina public school students would leave for private classrooms if they got tuition help of up to $4,000 a year funded by corporations able to donate their money instead of paying state taxes, an analysis showed for legislation introduced Wednesday.

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Arne Duncan Praises Twin Cities' Cooperative Efforts

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today lavished praise on several Twin Cities school districts, teachers unions and board members for the progressive nature of their relationships.

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Partnership for LA Schools Receives $1.6M in Foundation Backing for Digital Learning Initiative

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced it has received 1.6 million dollars from several leading California foundations to support its Digital Learning initiative--a program that brings technology and education software into classrooms serving nearly 17,000 low income students across Los Angeles.

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