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Texas State Board of Education Poised for Change

These folks have been running for places on the 15-member Texas State Board of Education, which sets parameters for what public schoolchildren are supposed to learn, highly influencing the content of textbooks purchased all over the state and beyond.

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Advertising in Schools Becoming More Common

Financially struggling schools nationwide are increasing the volume of advertising that children see in the halls, at football games and even on their report cards.

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Mich. Schools OK Lifting Some Sports Age Limits

A 19-year-old student with Down syndrome may be able to play football and basketball during his senior year after schools voted in favor of lifting the age limit for sports eligibility under certain circumstances, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Thursday.

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School’s Out Until Summer School Begins

While most Houston students celebrated the last day of school Thursday morning, Furr High School Principal Bertie Simmons donned a grass skirt and a flowered lei and joined her cheerleaders in a motivational chant. 

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Most N.D. Schools Don’t Meet Set Goals

Only about a third of North Dakota public school districts met federal goals in reading and math this past school year, according to a new report from the state Department of Public Instruction.

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Tough Times Require Great Teachers and Schools

These are tough days for public schools. Districts across the state are facing cuts while legacy retirement costs explode. School leaders are forced to make incredibly tough decisions about curricula, consolidations, furloughs, and extracurricular activities.

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Texas School District to Track Kids With Chips

Does tracking school children with computer chips make them more safe - or more vulnerable?

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3 Va. Schools Picked for FAFSA Project

Three Virginia school districts have been selected for a project to help more college-bound students complete a federal financial aid form.

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Mich. Legislative Deal Gives Poorer School Districts More Money

House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to a $12.9 billion School Aid budget that would give about 450 school districts and charter schools up to $120 more per pupil next year.

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Iowa to Continue Seeking Federal Education Waiver

Iowa's Education Department director says the state will continue its effort to receive a waiver from the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act.

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