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Cleveland Schools Study Cuts to Balance Budget

School board members are considering six budget cuts that, when combined, would erase the district’s $66 million deficit.

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Michigan House OKs More Cyber Charters

The Michigan House today narrowly approved a controversial bill that would expand the number of cyber charter schools in Michigan – bill that was strongly opposed by the traditional K-12 education establishment.

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Calif. Parents Support Extended School Time in District

Some parents at underachieving schools believe the school board's decision to give students more education time will help those who struggle — and could benefit their own children.

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Father of Autistic Boy Told Cherry Hill (N.J.) Schools: 'I Put My Faith in You'

Stuart Chaifetz gave the Cherry Hill school district every opportunity to do the right thing by his 10 year-old son, Akian.

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Under Public Pressure, NYC Retreats on Two High School Closings

Hours before a board was scheduled to vote on the closing of 26 public schools, city officials withdrew two of them from contention, retreating from their original plans in the face of strong opposition from elected officials.

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Study: Dropout Rate for Blacks Higher in Charters in Texas

Think charter schools help minority students? Think again.

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4G Bridges the Digital Divide in Rural Areas

President Obama hopes to bring high-speed wireless Internet to all rural areas in the next five years.

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Grade Retention and Other Dead-End Educational Policies

Education policy, like so many areas of lawmaking, is rife with reform proposals that, while attractive on paper, are supported by little or no evidence.

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Senate Panel Rejects Bill on School-Bus Advertising in California

The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have opened the door to advertising on the sides of school buses, prompting outrage from the legislation's author: GOP leader Bob Huff.

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Chicago's Middle Class Not Interested in 'Hidden Gem' High Schools

Fifteen years after Chicago embedded International Baccalaureate programs in tough neighborhood schools, the programs have not attracted the middle class.

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