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Proponents of School Choice in Maine Celebrate New Charters

While Gov. Paul LePage’s school choice legislation was stopped at the committee level in March, the four proponents of school choice who gathered at Fort Knox State Park on Tuesday said the fight isn’t over.

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An Ex-schools Boss in California Guilty of Money Scams

The former assistant superintendent of Woodside schools has pleaded no contest to misappropriating millions in public money and to billing another school district for his home remodeling work, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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Orleans Parish Board Anticipate Local Control for More La. Schools

With the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, it seems possible -- just possible -- that the public schools in New Orleans that were swept into state hands after the storm may soon begin edging back toward local control.

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Ten Pa. Schools to Share $6.9M in Federal Funds For Reform

Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis today announced the award of $6.9 million in federal School Improvement Grants to 10 of Pennsylvania's lowest-performing schools.

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Nevada PTA Sees Spike in Male Involvement

If Nevada families see more men around this coming school year, it may be because of the strong focus of Nevada PTA to engage men in their child’s education.

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Idaho State Agency Says School Laptop Program on Track

State officials negotiating with computer suppliers to arm every high school teacher and student with a laptop under Idaho's contested education reforms say they're still on track to get the program started this fall.

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Would Master Teachers Take on More Students Spread Over Several Classes for Higher Pay?

The education policy group Public Impact is suggesting a series of new approaches that leaders say are aimed at putting the best teachers in front of more students to increase their reach, and paying those talented folks more without dramatically increasing school budgets.

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Some West Tenn. Schools Tops in Achievement

Twenty-one school districts across Tennessee were recognized on Monday for raising student growth and closing the achievement gap on state tests during the 2011-12 school year.

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Mobile County Ala. Schools Rehires 850 Employees

The Mobile County school system has rehired or found new jobs for about 850 of the more than 1,000 teachers and other employees that it fired or put on mandatory transfer status at the beginning of the summer, following votes by the school board Monday.

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In Defense of Algebra

I admit it: I am one of the millions of Americans who suffer from math anxiety, and my math phobia runs deep. I shudder when the check arrives after dinner, then surreptitiously slide it toward my math-proficient husband.

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