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Mayors Back Parents Seizing Control of Schools

Hundreds of mayors from across the United States this weekend called for new laws letting parents seize control of low-performing public schools and fire the teachers, oust the administrators or turn the schools over to private management.

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La. Recovery School District will Lay Off Almost 200 Teachers

The Louisiana Recovery School District, the state agency that governs most of the public schools in Orleans Parish, is moving to lay off almost 200 teachers.

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Box Tops Net Millions for Education, One Dime at a Time

The humble box tops clipped from Cheerios, cake mixes and more raised more than $74 million this school year.

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The Enlightened Classroom: Schools Use Solar Power to Soften Budget Woes

Solar power has long been touted for its environmental impact. But now it has a new role: saving teachers' jobs.

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School Reform Group Pushing for More Charters

While much of the talk about Chicago schools revolves around a potential teachers strike, one education reform group kicked off the summer this weekend with a push for more charter schools.

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Expert: Columbus (Ohio) District's Attendance Data 'Not Logical'

Columbus fifth-graders come to school nearly every day. But roughly half of them can’t pass their math, reading and science exams.

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Virtual Schools Face a Stumbling Block in N.J.

Some lawmakers are pushing for a one-year moratorium on virtual charter schools so this new brand of instruction can be researched.

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Public Schools Try to Lure Pa. Cyber Students Back

There's a battle being waged for Pennsylvania's schoolchildren.

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Obama Proposal to Raise Dropout Age Falls Flat

President Barack Obama's call for states to raise the minimum age at which students can drop out of high school seems about as popular as a homework assignment on Friday afternoon.

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Litigation Almost a Given with Louisiana Ed Reform

The debate over public school reform often ends up in court.

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