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Vouchers Breathe New Life Into Shrinking Catholic Schools

It had been years since Principal Kathleen Lowry pulled extra desks from the dusty attic of St. Stanislaus, the only Catholic school left in this port city. But after Indiana began offering parents vouchers in the spring of 2011 to pay for private tuition, she had to bring down 30 spare desks and hire three teachers' aides.

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Okla. Governor Eyes Voluntary Consolidations of Districts

Public school districts will be encouraged in the upcoming months to consolidate or share administrative services in order to free up more money for the classroom, Gov. Mary Fallin said Friday. Oklahoma has 522 school districts, and that’s too many, Fallin told newspaper publishers and editors attending the Oklahoma Press Association’s annual convention.

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The Richest School Districts in America

The average income of Americans differs by state, county, city and ZIP code, obviously. At each level, the amount residents earn every year impacts available government services, health and overall quality of life. This is especially true when education is examined by school district. 

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New Report Highlights Link Between Teen Pregnancies and Low Achieving School Districts

A new study released by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy and America’s Promise Alliance erases any doubt how schools factor in determining if students become teen parents.

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Pa. District Considers 2 Percent Tax Hike

The Freeport Area School Board will consider final adoption of a nearly $25 million spending plan that calls for a 2 percent property tax increase.

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Chandler Ariz. District Expecting Boost in Enrollment

As many school districts in the Southeast Valley contend with shrinking enrollment, Chandler's public schools are counting on growth.

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N.J. Sues Over iPhone Kids App

New Jersey’s attorney general sued an iPhone app maker Wednesday, alleging that the company’s educational games collected personal information from children and then sent it to a data analytics company.

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FSU, School Districts Get $1.7M Grant for English Instruction Training

Framingham State University, in partnership with several school districts, has received a $1.68 million federal grant to educate teachers of English language learners, the school announced Wednesday.

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Senior Pranks: School Districts Draw Line Between Fun, Vandalism

Well, it's that time of year again. Time to stash a dead fish somewhere to stink up the school hallways. Time to drop tennis balls on the heads of people in the lobby. Time to cover your soon-to-be alma mater with Post-It notes.

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Mo. School Funding Fix Is No Cure-All

State education officials are hoping that a temporary fix to the state’s beleaguered school funding formula will defuse an explosive battle — and possible legal dispute — among the state’s more than 500 school districts.

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