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Kansas School Districts Value Paraprofessionals

With schools facing what must feel like ever-shrinking budgets — the 2011 Kansas Legislature most recently slashed $100 million in state spending on K-12 education — and the ever-present reality of layoffs, paraprofessionals are showing their value.

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N.Y. Students Suspended After Gay Teen's Suicide

A high school in upstate New York has suspended some students after the suicide of a bullied gay teenager.

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Opinion: How to Rescue Education Reform

The debate over renewing No Child Left Behind, the education reform act that will be 10 years old in January, has fallen along partisan lines even though school improvement is one of the few examples of bipartisan cooperation over the last decade.

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D.C. District Wins Special-Ed Appeal

The District has won a significant battle in its 16-year war to lift a federal court injunction for failing to make tuition payments for special education students.

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Branstad Hints at Education Overhaul

Has education flat-lined in Iowa? Governor Terry Branstad says a recent survey suggests so.

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No Child Left Behind Waivers Require Big Changes Fast

When New Jersey applied to the federal government for a waiver from the No Child Left Behind law, Gov. Chris Christie used the opportunity to tout elements of his education reform agenda that had been languishing in the state legislature for months.

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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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