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Chicago High School Makes $190,000 in Student Fines

Forget watching the clock, chewing gum, or slouching. At the Noble Network of Charter Schools' 10 Chicago campuses students are on their best behavior-- otherwise it will cost them.

"Students tell us by and large they don't like the whole system as most teenagers would, but the proof is in the pudding," said Michael Milkie, CEO and superintendant of the Noble Network of Charter Schools.

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Tata, Two Wake (N.C.) School Board Members Spar Over Community Group

Wake County schools Superintendent Tony Tata has apologized to two school board members following an email exchange in which he accused them of supporting a community group that attacked his truthfulness last week.

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New Rules Planned for School Vending Machines Nationwide

Not everyone loves the policies — or the commercials — but Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s emphasis on healthier living habits seems to have had some impact on New Yorkers, who now have a life expectancy of 80.6 years compared with 78.2 years for the United States as a whole.

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Schools in St. Louis Area Have Escaped the Economic Downturn - So Far

Bus routes have been cut, summer school eliminated, teachers have lost jobs and taxes have risen.

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'No Child' Left Behind? Ohio Seeks Waiver From Law

Ohio schools wouldn’t be judged by whether all students pass state tests if federal officials grant the state’s request for freedom from the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Miss. Bill: Charter School Overhaul

A new bill in the Mississippi Senate would let students cross district lines to attend charter schools.

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What Schools Need to Know About OS X Mountain Lion

It’s a little early — OK, more than a little — to draw conclusions on just how OS X Mountain Lion from Apple might impact schools that use Macs.

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Parents Protest Plans to Restructure Schools

As the Chicago School Board gets set to vote on a plan to restructure failing schools, opponents staged a candlelight vigil Monday.

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Opinion: Teachers Deserve More than Apples, Gold Stars

The White House could use a little help from Aretha Franklin to boost its new education initiative. The $5 billion plan aims to elevate the status of America’s teachers, and is dubbed RESPECT — although inspiring that particular sentiment may be wishful thinking.

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More Changes Possible with South Dakota Education Bill

The latest attempt at changing the K-12 education system in South Dakota passed through the House a week ago, but the state Senate may still offer some changes to the proposal that would enact merit pay and eliminate teacher tenure.

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