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Tax Credit Touted as Aid for Pa.'s Failing Schools

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker whose proposal for a voucher-like tax credit that is designed to help students leave the state's worst schools said Monday that those schools would benefit, too.

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NYC Budget Restores Money for Day Care, After-school Programs

Tuesday either is or isn’t the next-to-last day of school for public school students, depending on which version of the end-of-year schedule their school has adopted.

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Chicago Schools Moves to Crack Down on Bullying

School staff and students who see a child bullying another would be required to report it, and accusations of such behavior would have to be investigated within 10 school days under a proposed Chicago Public School Student Code of Conduct that includes a crackdown on the hot-button problem.

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Texas Charters, Parents to File School-finance Lawsuit

Texas is now about to face six lawsuits that target the way it funds public schools.

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Nutrition, Finances Win with Healthful School Snacks, Report Says

The federal government is slated to come up with rules governing the food sold at school that’s not part of the regular meals.

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N.Y. High School Caught in Cheating Scandal

In a stunning new cheating scandal, a student has been forced out of the city’s top public school — Stuyvesant High — over allegations he used a cell phone to give test answers to more than 50 other students.

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Missouri District Predicting Another Year Without Tax Hike

The North Kansas City School District is predicting another year without a tax rate increase.

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Deadline is Friday for Parents to Seek School Vouchers Under New State Program

Parents have until Friday to submit applications for school transfers under Louisiana's new voucher program. State Department of Education officials report that they have received more applications than they expected, topping 6,000.

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No Child Left Behind Waiver Request In Iowa Denied By Department Of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has turned down Iowa’s No Child Left Behind waiver request, according to a letter sent to Iowa Department of Education Director Jason Glass that was made public Thursday.

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Democrats Continue Fight for Education Funding

In the final days of state budget negotiations, state House Democrats aren’t letting up on their push for an increase in public schools funding.

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