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Mich. Education Authority Seeks Grants to Boost Low-Performing Schools

Still far from covering its $24.7 million in startup costs, the Education Achievement Authority is seeking federal money given to low-performing schools in Michigan to jumpstart turnaround efforts.

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N.Y. Charter School Founder Accused of Tax Fraud

The founder and chief executive of a troubled charter-school network in Brooklyn was accused by state prosecutors Thursday of repeatedly failing to pay income taxes and creating phony records.

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Independent Report Gives Mixed Scores to N.Y. City Schools' Grades

The A to F letter grade system that New York City’s Education Department uses to rate each of its schools is an improvement over simply measuring schools based on standardized test scores, according to a report released on Thursday by the Independent Budget Office.

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S.C. Panel Advances Public School Choice Bill

A South Carolina bill that expands students' educational options within public schools advanced Wednesday to a Senate committee.

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$83M for Michigan Schools Brings Optimism, Frustration

Kyeana Hodge hated to read. And for the freshman at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, that meant hating school.

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Conn. Gov. Malloy Visits Norwalk on Education Reform Tour

Gov. Dannel Malloy's Education Reform Tour made its 11th stop during its circuit Tuesday night in Norwalk.

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Utah Ed Officials Make $25M School Funding Mistake

A miscalculation at the State Office of Education has led to a $25 million mistake in Utah’s education budget for next school year — and the resignation of two top finance officials.

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N.Y. Schools Rethink Use of 'Pink Slime'

Lean finely textured beef, the low-cost ammonia-treated beef additive with the unappetizing nickname “pink slime,” will be out of some area school cafeterias next school year.

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In the Wake of NCLB, Worst N.J. Schools Receive Stern Message

The state Department of Education put New Jersey’s most troubled schools on notice Wednesday, ordering administrators and educators to cooperate with state intervention and improve student performance or face serious consequences.

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Schools' Pay Hikes Trigger Ill. State Penalties

At a time when suburban school districts are pushing back hard against taking over the state's share of teacher retirement costs, many are paying thousands of dollars — sometimes hundreds of thousands — in penalties for giving big raises to administrators and teachers and driving up pensions.

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