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Florida Offers Look at Problems with NCLB

By almost any measure, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary is a top performing school in Miami: It has consistently been rated an 'A' by the state, and students have achieved high scores on Florida's standardized math and reading exams.

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With Ed Law Waived, 'Focus is No Longer on Test'

Georgia and nine other states last week were released from requirements of No Child Left Behind, a landmark federal education law some say created a national testing craze by requiring students meet increasing academic goals year after year.

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Mich. Website Allows Comparisons of Schools, Districts and Charters

Buying a home is the biggest investment most Michiganders will ever make. And a good many prospective homebuyers will want to know what kind of education their child will receive from a local school system before buying a home.

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Miramonte (Calif.) Sex Abuse: Schools Facing Catholic Church-like Wave of Scandal?

The reopening of an investigation into teacher misconduct at a high school in Hollywood and the initiation of another in Pacoima – both in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) – is leading to concerns that the lewd behavior uncovered at Miramonte Elementary School might be more widespread than thought.

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Wis. Schools Try to Keep Pace with Digital Evolution

The penguin caused a stir when it arrived last month. Teacher Sarah Halon told her first-graders at Washington Elementary School that if they wanted to keep the bird, they would have to learn how to care for it.

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Los Angeles School Reopens Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

School got off to a rough start Thursday with students returning to class for the first time since their entire elementary school staff was replaced after two longtime teachers were accused of lewd acts on children.

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Conn. Charter School Proposal Gets Bipartisan Support

Charter school advocates and lawmakers from both parties expressed support for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to increase state funding for charter schools, part of $128 million in education reform spending.

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Conn. Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes

Gov.Dannel P. Malloy opened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20 years ago.

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Indiana Panel OKs Overhaul of School Grading System

Sweeping changes to Indiana's A-to-F ranking standards for public schools have been approved despite complaints that the new rules are too complex for schools and parents to understand.

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Supper is Now on the Menu at Some Calif. Schools

You’ve heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers? In California, dinners are now being served to students at almost 200 schools.

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