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Parent Groups: Data for Longer School Day Doesn’t Add up

A coalition of 16 parent groups Monday demanded a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to go over the real research on a 7 1/2-hour school day, and not the “misinformation” they charged district officials with spreading.

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Why College Isn't for Everyone

A person who compares the annual earnings of college and high school graduates would no doubt conclude that higher education is a good investment—the present value of the college earnings premium (the better part of $1 million) seemingly far outdistances college costs, yielding a high rate of return.

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Providence Schools Recognized for Green Efforts

The Rhode Island Department of Education is recognizing three Providence schools for their environmental efforts.

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Gov. Rick Scott Touts Additional School Funding at Pinellas County Stop

Student performers, scientists and mathematicians at Carwise Middle School gave Gov. Rick Scott a firsthand look at how an additional $1 billion in education funding could help them achieve their dreams.

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April “Financial Education Month” in Pennsylvania

With the hope of encouraging Pennsylvanians to better understand their personal finances, Governor Tom Corbett has declared April to be “Financial Education Month” in the state.

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Okla. State Board of Education Places 6 Schools on Low-Performing List, Tables Action on 7th

The Oklahoma Board of Education approved six public schools Monday that must work with the state Department of Education to improve student performance.

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Iowa Senate Passed Education Reform; Hurdles Ahead

The Iowa Senate passed its version of education reform, a significant step in what is becoming a legislative melee to find agreement between the governor and both parties in the final weeks before lawmakers go home.

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Department of Education Funds Four-Year Research Evaluation of Mathematics Online Tutoring System

SRI International, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and the University of Maine have received a $3.5 million award from the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of an online tutoring system for mathematics homework.

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School Vouchers Prompt Court Fights in US

Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to school vouchers to help make private schools more affordable.

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Report Details Latino Education Gap Nationwide

Just 16% of California Latinos have college degrees compared with 39% of all California adults, an education gap for Latinos that is reflected widely across the country, according to data compiled by a nonprofit research and advocacy group.

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