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Fairfax Charter Proposal Reviewed by Board of Education

The Virginia Board of Education conducted a first review of a Fairfax County charter school application.

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Md: Don't Cut an Educational Lifeline for Low-Income Kids

The Maryland Department of Education is about to make a very big mistake. Under the Education and Secondary Education Act (better known as No Child Left Behind), low-income families whose children attend low-performing schools are eligible to receive supplemental educational services outside of the regular school day.

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Opinion: Charter Schools Aren't Solving Education's Ills

Talk K-12 education for more than five minutes, and inevitably, the conversation turns to charter schools - those publicly funded, privately administered institutions that now educate more than 2 million American children.

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Jindal Education Bills Up for House Debate

A major part of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's education overhaul package appeared headed for passage in the state House Thursday night, but opponents weren't giving up as debate continued late into the evening.

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US Education Dept. to Probe Arrests of Black Students at Jefferson Parish Schools

Federal education officials said they would investigate allegations by a civil rights group that black students in Jefferson Parish are being arrested at a disproportionate rate by law-enforcement agents who patrol public schools.

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Is the Federal Education Stimulus Working?

The Obama Administration has spent $4.6 billion overhauling failing schools. But critics say the investment might not pay off in the long run.

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Connecticut Education Plan Debate

Since announcing his 163-page education plan last month, Gov. Dan Malloy of Connecticut has held 8 education town halls. Hundreds of teachers and parents have shown up. Some have been more contentious than others.

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Education Secretary Duncan Defends Big Increase in School Funding

Education Secretary Arne Duncan used Thursday’s appearance before a key House subcommittee to not only defend the Obama administration’s request for a $1.7 billion increase in school funding for fiscal 2013, but also to rip the GOP budget proposal laid out by Rep. Paul Ryan earlier this week.

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News Corp.’s Klein Calls U.S. Education Very Grave Security Risk

A crisis in the U.S. public education system poses a “very grave national security threat,” requiring an overhaul to offer families more choices, business, education and political leaders said in a report.

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Glen Rock (N.J.) Schools Superintendent Announces Retirement

Verducci disclosed his decision at Monday's Board of Education meeting, having earlier informed trustees in closed session.

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