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Maine Education Experiment: Hermon High Students to Earn College Credits

Next fall, 15 technology students from Hermon (Maine) High School will take part in a pilot program that will allow them to earn college credits while working towards their high school diplomas.

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Pennsylvania Education Department Reminds Families of Free Summer Meal Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Education kicked off Summer Food Awareness Week, June 11-15, by reminding families of the services provided by the Summer Food Service Program.

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Another Louisiana Teachers' Union Says it Will Sue Over Governor's Education Plan

The Louisiana Association of Educators says it also will file a lawsuit to throw out a set of education changes that Gov. Bobby Jindal pushed and state lawmakers passed.

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Risky Rise of the Good-Grade Pill

He steered into the high school parking lot, clicked off the ignition and scanned the scraps of his recent weeks. Crinkled chip bags on the dashboard. Soda cups at his feet. And on the passenger seat, a rumpled SAT practice book whose owner had been told since fourth grade he was headed to the Ivy League. Pencils up in 20 minutes.

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Washington (Mo.) School District to Get Less State Aid

A temporary fix to the state school funding formula will mean a loss of about $54,660 to the Washington School District next year, but officials say it could have been much worse.

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Utah Graduation Rate up Though Calculations Differ

Utah is making big strides in getting more high school students to graduate, although not all agencies agree on how to measure those strides.

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Idaho Schools Prepare for First Round of Mobile Devices

After finding out students at Twin Falls high schools won’t get mobile computing devices for another couple of years, Superintendent Wiley Dobbs is left with unanswered questions.

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Red Ink Forcing Tucson (Ariz.) to Look at More Closures

Facing what officials call an "alarming" financial outlook, the Tucson Unified School District is once again considering closing more schools.

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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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