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Groups ask Birmingham Board of Education to Oppose Charter Schools

Several groups that are against charter schools urged the Birmingham Board of Education to pass a resolution opposing legislation that would allow the independent schools to operate in Alabama.

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Sweet Home (Ore.) School District to Change to 4-Day School Week

The Sweet Home (Ore.) School District is looking at a big schedule change, they're switching to a four-day school week.

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Conn. Groups Join in Single Voice on Education

The leaders of six Connecticut organizations stood together at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to offer what some consider an unprecedented declaration of unity over thorny issues in school reform.

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NY Teachers Union Negotiates with Education Department Over Eval System

They've had two years to reach an agreement: but now they're down to two days. The powerful New York state teachers union is negotiating with officials at the State Education Department over a teacher evaluation system.

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Texas House Education Chief agrees With Delay in Grade Mandate

Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott soon should have enough political backing to delay a controversial requirement that students’ scores on new standardized tests count toward their course grades.

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Minnesota School District Ends Policy Blamed for Anti-Gay Bullying

After nine suicides, a federal lawsuit, and the glare of the media spotlight, Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school district has at last rid itself of the policy that helped create a virulently anti-gay environment in its schools.

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Educators Denounce Bill to Shorten School Year; Kids Hail it

Often, when it comes to adjusting the school year, the idea is to extend it. But a bill sitting in the Ohio House Education Committee is intended to do the opposite. And some people don’t think shortening the school year is such a great idea.

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Education Funding Increase Gets Mixed Reaction in West Hartford

Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal for reforming education in Connecticut from early childhood through college and giving an additional $50 million in Educational Cost Sharing funding to schools was met with a mixed reaction in West Hartford.

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Southeastern Conn. School Districts Consider Sharing Buses

A bus sharing program is in the works for Southeastern Connecticut school districts, The Bulletin reported.

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D.C. Public School Enrollment up for Third Straight Year

Current enrollment in public schools (District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter Schools) is up 2% (1,767) from last year, to 76,753, and numbers have been steadily increasing over the past three years, according to audited data by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

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