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The Imperiled Promise of College

For a long time and for a lot of us, “college” was more or less a synonym for success. We had only to go. We had only to graduate.

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CPS Chief Education Officer Resigns

Chicago Public Schools announced on Friday Chief Education Officer Dr. Noemi Donoso, appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is leaving.

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New Jersey Teacher Accused of Bullying Autistic Student Put on Leave

A teacher accused of bullying an autistic student was placed on paid leave Friday.

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Cheating Our Children: Atlanta’s Frayed Blue Ribbons

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award is the federal government’s highest honor for public and private schools. Winners set “a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement,” the U.S. Department of Education says. The program began in 1982.

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Common Core Standards Driving Wedge in Education Circles

When did fractions and non-fiction become so controversial?

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Sweeping Changes, School Closings Proposed for Philly

The Philadelphia school district could close as many as 64 schools and eliminate hundreds of central office jobs in the next few years.

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Calif. Poll Finds Disconnect on School Cuts, Taxes

Nearly 80 percent of Californians oppose $5 billion in so-called trigger cuts to state schools this fall, but only a slight majority of voters support the governor's tax plan to stop it, according to a survey of 2,000 voters released Wednesday.

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Parents Advocate for Michigan Schools to Stock EpiPens

What's bugging you Mid-Michigan? Some local parents say EpiPens not being required in all schools is what's bugging them.

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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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