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Number of Top-ranked Florida Schools Drops

The number of highly rated Florida schools dropped sharply this year, a development that state officials foresaw and warned parents about a week ago in an effort to brace them for the news.

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Debate Over Year-round vs. Traditional Schools

By the time summer's over, many families can't wait for school to start. Working parents have struggled to find camps or babysitting, kids are bored and teachers fret over "summer slide" – the academic losses that research shows hits kids from poor families hardest.

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Los Angeles Fights Court Order to Give More Space to Charters

Los Angeles school officials are fighting a court order, which took effect Wednesday, that would set aside more classroom seats for charter schools — even if that means traditional schools will lose space for parent centers, computer labs, academic intervention and other services.

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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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