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Broad Missouri Education Overhaul Faces Stumbles

Missouri legislators entered the session with aspirations for major education reform, but a lack of consensus on some of the thornier proposals has imperiled the prospects of any schools overhaul getting approved this year.

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San Mateo (Calif.) at the Center of School-Renovation Boom

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act may be winding down, but there's another economic stimulus taking place in and around San Mateo (Calif.), where two school districts are spending hundreds of millions of dollars overhauling their facilities.

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Wisconsin to Ban Some Abortion Coverage, Refocus Sex Ed

Wisconsin lawmakers have approved controversial measures to block the state's new health insurance exchange from covering abortions and require sex education classes to emphasize abstinence as the preferred method of birth control.

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Alaska School Choice: Should State Money Be Used to Fund Private Schools?

Summer is only months away and the school year is winding down, but talk of education funding in Alaska is just gearing up.

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Michigan Should Expect a Charter School Marketing Frenzy

If charter schools are poised to grow in Michigan, they’ve already exploded in Arizona.

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Indiana's Education Schools Make New Efforts to Better Teach Teachers

Armed with clipboard and pencil, John Somers, an associate professor of teacher education, watches over a group of sixth-graders and two teachers-in-training at an Indianapolis elementary school.

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Calif. Schools Liable for Sexually Abusive Teachers

School sex abuse lawsuits just got a whole lot easier to file in California.

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Communities in Schools Michigan State Office Announces Major Donation

Communities In Schools, the leading organization dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and achieve in life, is proud to announce that its new Michigan state office is the recipient of two donations totaling $37,500 from State Farm.

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Baltimore Schools Pay Out Nearly $65M for Unused Leave over 5 Years

The Baltimore school system has paid its employees about $65 million for unused leave over the past five years, a rare perk that many employers have abandoned and that has come under fire as school districts have experienced shrinking budgets.

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NYC Workers Face Firings for Past Misconduct

New York City is removing eight teachers and school aides who were “insufficiently disciplined” for previous offenses in the wake of a department-wide personnel review, school officials said Thursday.

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