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Pa. Names Recovery Officer for Chester Schools

State officials have named an education reform advocate as chief recovery officer for a struggling school system near Philadelphia.

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Lansing School District Formalizes Interest in Dropout-focused Charter School

The Capital City is home to one of the worst high school dropout rates in Michigan, but a potential charter school could help remedy that.

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Education Data Companies Chosen

New York state education officials Monday said they selected four companies to build a broad education database that will host students' test scores, curriculum materials and education apps, paid for by up to $50 million in federal Race to the Top funds.

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300,000 Education Jobs Lost, White House Urges Investment

Budget cuts are forcing districts to scale back on teachers and staff, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer school days, according to a White House report released Saturday.

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Mother Sues Wood County School Board to End Single-Sex Classes

The ACLU of West Virginia on behalf of a Parkersburg mother is taking Wood County school officials to court for a program implemented in one of the county's middle school's that separates certain classes by sex.

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Wash. STEM Makes $1.2M in New Education Grants

A Washington nonprofit organization is announcing $1.2 million in new grants to encourage better science, technology, engineering and math teaching.

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Browning Plans to Restructure Pasco School District

The 2012-13 school year starts Monday in Pasco County, but the real beginning for the school district may be in November when Kurt Browning is sworn in as the new superintendent.

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New Education Standards Challenge Texas Schools

Forty-four percent of Texas campuses met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets this year due to a substantial increase in requirements, the Texas Education Agency announced last week.

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Chris Simon Named Rural Education Coordinator

Christopher Simon of Huslia has been named Rural Education Coordinator at the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, effective August 16.

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Will School Charge for Athletics in Order to Balance Budget?

The Belmond-Klemme school board spent over an hour August 9 listening to parents of youth athletes concerned about being charged for the use of school facilities.

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