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At the PTA, Clashes Over Cupcakes and Culture

The Cupcake Wars came to Public School 295 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in October.

The Parent-Teacher Association’s decision to raise the price of a cupcake at its monthly bake sale — to $1, from 50 cents — was supposed to be a simple way to raise extra money in the face of city budget cuts.

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Sex Education in Schools? Report Finds Most Parents Favor It

Among the nation’s young people, those in the South suffer the worst rates of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, according to a new study that finds little resistance among parents in the region for age-appropriate sex education in schools.

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Common Core Setting a New Education Standard for Ohio

The Common Core will replace Ohio's state standards adopted in 2002. Prior to then, local districts developed their own curriculum standards.

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Abdul-Jabbar Campaigns for Science, Math Studies to Chicago Students

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — author, ambassador and former Los Angeles Laker superstar — joined Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday in working to score points with Chicago high school students on the importance of learning math and science and preparing for careers outside of sports and entertainment, such as in engineering and technology.

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Broad Missouri Education Overhaul Faces Stumbles

Missouri legislators entered the session with aspirations for major education reform, but a lack of consensus on some of the thornier proposals has imperiled the prospects of any schools overhaul getting approved this year.

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San Mateo (Calif.) at the Center of School-Renovation Boom

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act may be winding down, but there's another economic stimulus taking place in and around San Mateo (Calif.), where two school districts are spending hundreds of millions of dollars overhauling their facilities.

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Wisconsin to Ban Some Abortion Coverage, Refocus Sex Ed

Wisconsin lawmakers have approved controversial measures to block the state's new health insurance exchange from covering abortions and require sex education classes to emphasize abstinence as the preferred method of birth control.

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Alaska School Choice: Should State Money Be Used to Fund Private Schools?

Summer is only months away and the school year is winding down, but talk of education funding in Alaska is just gearing up.

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Michigan Should Expect a Charter School Marketing Frenzy

If charter schools are poised to grow in Michigan, they’ve already exploded in Arizona.

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Indiana's Education Schools Make New Efforts to Better Teach Teachers

Armed with clipboard and pencil, John Somers, an associate professor of teacher education, watches over a group of sixth-graders and two teachers-in-training at an Indianapolis elementary school.

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