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Gov. Snyder Signs Education Bills

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation to increase the number of cyber charter schools and opened up eligibility for dual enrollment programs.

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Plunge in FCAT Writing Scores Brings Criticism for Florida Board of Education

After conceding that poor communication with teachers could have contributed to an unprecedented drop in writing scores statewide, the Florida state Board of Education voted to lower the passing mark for the test.

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Pa. Education Department Defends its Treatment of Chester Upland

Lawyers for the state Department of Education began their defense in a federal special-education lawsuit brought by the Chester Upland (Penn.) School District, saying that no law had been violated and that the district had done too little to solve its own problems.

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Education Standards Slated to Become More Flexible in Mass.

Daily operations and classroom lessons will not feel different to students returning to Massachusetts schools this fall when the No Child Left Behind waiver goes into effect.

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Iowa City School District Backs Off Redistricting Plans

The Iowa City school board has set aside plans to redraw some school boundaries, a process that had been debated the past couple of months.

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Parents of Ga. Special Needs Students Say School District Covered up Abuse

Slammed into lockers, isolated in darkened schoolrooms, vulgar language by a teacher – it was just another day at school for special needs student Alex Williams.

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Conn. Governor Signs Education Reform Into Law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the education reform bill into law during a formal ceremony.

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Pa. School Districts Debate Use of Reserve Funds

At East Stroudsburg School District, business manager Patricia Bader oversees a reserve fund balance — one of the largest among the 500 school districts in Pennsylvania.

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A Little More Education, a Little Longer Life?

It's graduation season, and new research offers yet another reason to congratulate someone who has completed at least nine years of education: They're likely to live longer.

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Higley Ariz. School District Growth Results in $2 Million Boost

Higley Unified School District officials were able to increase this year's budget by close to $2 million mainly because of the largest student growth the district has had in years.

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