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Georgia Bill Banning Illegal Immigrants From Public Colleges Advances

Georgia is working to become the third state to bar illegal immigrants from attending public colleges and universities.

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Edmodo Launches Third-Party Platform for Education Apps

Edmodo is a startup looking to disrupt the education industry with its social networking tools for the classroom. 

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Wichita School Board Votes to Close Five Schools, Approves new Boundaries

The Wichita school board voted unanimously Monday to close five schools, a decision one board member described as “heartbreaking.”

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Black Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests

Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Department of Education.

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New Curriculum Plans on Track in N.C. City

Teachers and administrators at the Mount Airy City Schools are busily preparing to roll out the new Common Core/Essential Standards curriculum set to debut next year — a curriculum that will place more emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills and focus less on rote memorization.

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Tornado-ravaged Indiana Community Frets Over Schools

As southern Indiana residents in tornado-stricken communities struggle to recover, many in the decimated community of Henryville are wondering what will happen to its schools.

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Controversial Parent Trigger Bill in Florida Debated

A controversial bill that would allow parents to take over failing public schools in Florida is generating high emotions at the state Capitol.

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Idaho Public Schools Budget to Fund Laptops

Legislative budget writers voted Monday to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year's session, including a statewide laptop program.

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Letter Grades for Ga. Schools?

Georgia’s public schools would face new accountability standards under a bill passed Monday by the state Senate, despite concerns over its mandate to give schools letter grades just like students.

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N.J. District Sees Dip in State Aid

The Long Branch School District will see a decrease in state aid for the next school year.

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