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Two Va. Schools Earn Federal Honor for Green Initiatives

Roanoke's Fishburn Park Elementary School and Franklin County's Gereau Center for Applied Technology & Career Exploration are the only two Virginia schools to earn federal awards for environmental initiatives.

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Actors, Artists Aim to Turn Around Failing Schools

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are adopting some of the nation's worst-performing schools and pledging Monday to help the Obama administration turn them around by integrating arts education.

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2012 Teacher of the Year Laments Education Cuts

Rebecca Mieliwocki, the 2012 National Teacher of the Year, said funding is an issue facing public school students and teachers.

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Mesa Ariz. School District Moving Toward Propane Bus Fleet

Arizona’s largest school district is striving to have the first all-propane bus fleet in the state. The district’s transportation director, Ron Latko, said the change comes with rising diesel prices and increased emission standards.

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1 in 2 New College Graduates Are Jobless or Underemployed

The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work.

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State Superintendent of Illinois Schools to Oust Elected School Board for East St. Louis

The state superintendent of Illinois public schools says he will oust the elected school board for East St. Louis, arguing it has not acted in the best interest of students.

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Illinois Idea: School Busing no Longer Free or Required

Local school districts would no longer be required to bus students to school or could charge students fees to ride under a plan being considered by the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Mich. Teachers Call 10% Pay Cut Illegal, Threaten Lawsuit

Teachers in the Madison School District said the Board of Education there violated the law by imposing a 10% pay cut last week that is retroactive to the beginning of the current school year.

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Charter Closures Affect More Than 3,500 Mo. Students

More than 3,500 students will be displaced when a network of St. Louis charter schools run by Virginia-based Imagine Schools Inc. closes in what may be the largest shutdown of its kind in the United States.

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Dysart Ariz. Unified School District Weighs Gifted-Program Change

The future of one gifted and talented classroom at Canyon Ridge Elementary School in Surprise is uncertain as Dysart Unified School District officials consider changes to its gifted offerings.

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