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Hard-Working N.Y. Teachers, Sabotaged When Student Test Scores Slip

For 15 years, Anna Allanbrook has been the principal of Public School 146 in Brooklyn, one of the highest-achieving elementary schools in the city.

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Inquirer Editorial: Probe Turns Heads Toward Phila. School District

A federal fraud investigation that seems to have almost inadvertently put the son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) under the FBI's microscope may be more important for its revelations about a company with a lucrative contract with the Philadelphia School District.

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New York School Districts Won't Merge Even When Offered Extra Money

In 2007 and in 2008, Newsweek magazine recognized Morrisville-Eaton High School as one of the best in the country based on the number of Advanced Placement courses it offered its students. This year, the Madison County school doesn’t have a single AP class. The district jettisoned them as enrollment and state aid dropped, costs rose and it cut staff and spending to balance its budgets. 

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Efforts to fix Missouri's School aid Formula, Transfers Appear Knotted- Again

Public school leaders across the state have implored the Missouri Legislature to fix a knotty student transfer law and an underfunded school aid formula.

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Will Apple Create the all-iPad Classroom?

Apple hopes its foray into digital textbooks for the iPad will impress educators and corner a huge, lucrative K-12 book market. But the high costs of the plan and the challenges of mobile technology could ensure that hardback books remain a classroom mainstay.

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Arizona School Funding gap Grows Between ‘Have’, ‘Have-not’ Districts

The cracks in the school walls are still spreading. The fire alarms sound too often or don’t sound at all. Mechanics struggle to keep old school buses running one more year. Budget managers try to figure out where the money will come from to fix leaky roofs, wheezing air-conditioners and broken vents.

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Santorum Finds Agreement With Obama on Education

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday revised recent remarks in which he said President Barack Obama’s goals for higher education showed him to be a “snob.”

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Conn. Gov. Malloy’s School Regionalization Plan Criticized

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to encourage small Connecticut school districts to regionalize or else risk losing some state aid is raising concerns among some local leaders who argue that their towns are being unfairly penalized for just being little.

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Iowa District Turns to Facebook to Prevent Dropouts

The Davenport Community School District is using Facebook to connect with students that have dropped out or are thinking about dropping out.

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Security Boost Pays off for Pa. School Districts

Public schools in Luzerne County are significantly safer and freer of cigarettes and alcohol than they were when the current class of high school seniors entered kindergarten, according to data from the state department of education.

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