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N.C. Schools Pursue Science, Technology Learning Through Robotics

Shelby Intermediate School (N.C.) students gather around the tiny robot.They eagerly tinker with its exterior, making tiny adjustments to the robot’s frame.

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Calif. Leaders Push After-School Programs to Fight Crime

If you want to keep kids off the street and out of trouble, offer an engaging after-school program.

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Education Report: Rosy Enrollment Projections for Oakland Schools

The Oakland (Calif.) School District is closing five elementary schools next year. Two of its other elementary schools might be converted into independently run charters, taking 800 children with them.

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School Districts Can Use Race in Decision-Making, Feds Say

Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Seattle's school-assignment racial tiebreaker, the federal government issued new guidelines affirming that districts can consider race to help integrate schools.

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District Makes Changes to Combat 'School Shopping'

Parents seeking spots for their children in the Palm Beach County School District's choice program are seeing a few changes this year as the Dec. 16 application deadline looms.

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Nicastro Says She Needs More Time to Decide on Kansas City District Action

Too many competing ideas. Not enough legal authority. Regrettably, said Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro, that problematic mix compelled her to tell the State Board of Education Friday that she needed more time before she could recommend what to do about the Kansas City Public Schools.

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Just 31% of California Students Pass P.E. Test

Fewer than one-third of California students who took a statewide physical fitness test this year managed to pass all six areas assessed, new results show.

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Michael Bloomberg in MIT Speech: Cut Teachers by Half, Large Classes OK

In remarks Thursday that have since sparked some controversy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tackled school improvement -- through a suggestion to halve the teaching force. 

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On Land and in the Bay, Innovation Tackles Truancy

On Monday morning, the start of the school week, five teenagers rowed toward the breakwater leading into San Francisco Bay.

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Should N.J. Pay Private School Tuition for Low-income Students Enrolled in Failing Schools?

Legislation that would allow the state to pay private school tuition fees for some low-income students who live in neighborhoods in which they are surrounded by failing public schools is wending its way through the Legislature.

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