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Chicago Teachers, District Settle Lawsuit Over Longer School Day Pilot

Teachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1,500 under a new deal announced.

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Education Secretary Duncan: Mission Not Yet Accomplished

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will testify this before the House Education and Workforce Committee on his department’s budget. He spoke to The Hill’s comment editor, Emmanuel Touhey, about his priorities and his political future.

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Seattle Schools' Goal: to Create Arts Education for Everyone

Seattle school officials are using a $1 million grant to try to craft a comprehensive, K-12 arts curriculum — something that the district hasn't had in decades, if ever.

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New York City Schools Want to Ban 'Loaded Words' from Tests

Divorce. Dinosaurs, Birthdays. Religion. Halloween. Christmas. Television. These are a few of the 50-plus words and references the New York City Department of Education is hoping to ban from the city’s standardized tests.

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Maricopa Ariz. School Wins $100,000 Technology Prize

The work of 35 young scientists, researchers and videographers has won a Maricopa middle school a $100,000 technology package.

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A Step Backwards in Spreading Financial Literacy

Even as the financial literacy movement gains steam oversees, it may be losing momentum in the U.S.

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Georgia Schools Get New Source of Funding

It’s taken a while, but money has begun to trickle into the Georgia Foundation for Public Education, a little-known entity with big hopes of raising money for public education in Georgia.

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Why College Students Stop Short of a Degree

Saddled with $50,000 in student loans, she decided that spending more time in class would derail her from pursuing opportunities in the job market.

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NYC Bans Halloween, Birthdays, Aliens and More on School Tests

Students in New York City’s public schools cramming for tests can delete words like birthdays, junk food, Halloween, dinosaur and even dancing from study lists.

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Houston Administrator to Be Baltimore Co. Superintendent

S. Dallas Dance, chief middle schools officer in the Houston school district, has been chosen as the next superintendent in Baltimore County.

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