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Futuristic Rocketship Schools Redefine Teaching

So far the results are promising: Rocketship students score among the top performers on standardized tests.

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North Carolina Registers Underaged High Schoolers to Vote

A unique North Carolina law requires county elections officials to hold voter registration drives on high school campuses each year – even before students are of legal age to vote.

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San Antonio Mayor Says Education Is Key for Latinos

Only about 13% of Hispanic 25- to 29-year-olds complete at least a bachelor's degree, compared with 39% for whites in the same age group and 53% for Asians, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

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Thirteen Oakland (Calif.) Schools to Lose Teachers, Report Says

This year, 14 teachers are being moved to other schools, a process known as "consolidation," because fewer students enrolled in a particular school than the district expected, the Oakland school district has reported.

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Florida Reverts to 'Separate but Equal' Education

The Miami Herald is reporting that the Florida Department of Education has decided to assess public school student achievement based on an individual student’s race and/or ethnicity.

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Education Savings Accounts: “The Way of the Future”

Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are "the way of the future," writes Matthew Ladner in a new report released this month.

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Taxes for Calif. Schools Superintendents Rally Behind Prop. 30

The governor’s message at the release of his state budget for the coming year was succinct and brief: “I am doing the best I can with what I have.”

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Study: Many Minn. Schools Struggle to Meet Arts Ed Mandates

Minnesota has some of the highest standards for arts education in the country, but schools don't always meet those lofty expectations.

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Mansfield (Mass.) Schools Successfully Appeal State Ruling

When School Superintendent Brenda Hodges received word from the state that Mansfield schools were labeled as a “Level 3” district, based on MCAS performance, she knew that wasn’t the case.

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Calif. Schools' Test Scores See Success While NCLB Sees Growing Failure

California schools continued their steady gains in achievement, and for the first time more than half of them met the state's target score, according to California's annual index of school achievement released Thursday.

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