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Senate Panel Rejects Bill on School-Bus Advertising in California

The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have opened the door to advertising on the sides of school buses, prompting outrage from the legislation's author: GOP leader Bob Huff.

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Chicago's Middle Class Not Interested in 'Hidden Gem' High Schools

Fifteen years after Chicago embedded International Baccalaureate programs in tough neighborhood schools, the programs have not attracted the middle class.

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A Local Link for Overseas Students

Tom Zhou arrived from Beijing three years ago to attend Chinese Christian High School here. The 17-year-old is graduating in June and is set to attend the University of California, Los Angeles in the fall.

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Black Engineers Help Connect K-12 Students with STEM Education, Mentorship

Think engineers are made in college? Think again.

Calvin Phelps, national chair of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) says engineers are built in the third or fourth grade.

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Palm Beach County School Superintendent Says Changes Among Top Administrators Saves District at Least $466,000

Superintendent Wayne Gent is shuffling top leadership positions at the Palm Beach County School District, undoing changes brought on only months before by former Superintendent Bill Malone - and, Gent said, saving at least $466,000 in the process.

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Education Reform in Mississippi: Hopes and Possibilities

Substantial educational change will never occur in Mississippi until its citizens decide that enough is enough and make a commitment to change, no matter what it takes.

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Birmingham Board of Education Switches Lawyers, Draws Objection from Lead State Investigator

What was supposed to be a routine Birmingham Board of Education meeting today turned into yet another chaotic meeting after the board voted to switch attorneys and former state Superintendent Ed Richardson -- who is leading a state team investigating city schools -- stood up and said the vote goes against state orders that the board vote only on items approved by the state.

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Philly School District Officials: What We Have Doesn't Work

School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos was blunt in a news conference announcing that the Philadelphia School District's current structure will essentially be blown up.

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Deadline Passes, Buffalo (N.Y.) School District In Jeopardy of Losing Millions

The Buffalo (N.Y.) Public School District could be out millions of dollars in state funding after its teachers union rejected the last proposed evaluation system for teachers.

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Conn. Education Agency Draws Scrutiny

Connecticut auditors are examining the relationship between the Department of Education and a Middletown agency called the State Education Resource Center, which paid more than a quarter million dollars to two consultants without competitive bidding.

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