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More Blacks and Latinos Admitted to Elite New York High Schools

The number of black and Latino students who were accepted at one of eight highly selective high schools in New York City increased from last year, according to admissions statistics released on Wednesday by the city’s Education Department. The uptick for the two groups reverses a years-long decline in admissions to the schools, where admittance is based on a single test.

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Mass. School Officials Fix Menu After 'KKK Chicken' Typo

About 6,500 students in four city grammar schools took home new menus yesterday to replace the ones they got on Monday which school officials say listed "KKK Chicken Tenders" by mistake.

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School Reform Changes Disappoint Iowa Governor

Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday expressed disappointment that lawmakers have “watered down” the wide-ranging education reform proposal he introduced last month.

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San Francisco School Board Skips Seniority in Layoffs

The San Francisco school board took on teacher seniority rights Tuesday night in planning for layoffs, voting to save the jobs of all 70 teachers in 14 low-performing schools when the district hands out pink slips in two weeks.

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Education Leaders Push Forward on Southern Prince George’s School Construction

Prince George’s County education leaders said Tuesday evening they are moving ahead with various school construction projects in southern Prince George’s.

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Duncan Applauds Colorado School Reforms

If you want to talk about schools, the top guy to talk to is Arne Duncan. Tuesday morning, he met with about 400 students, teachers, parents, and community leaders in Denver to have a conversation about fixing slumping schools.

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Meryl Streep Makes a Second $10,000 Donation in Honor of Viola Davis

For the second time this week, actress Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 for the benefit of a R.I. educational program dear to her friend, Central Falls native Viola Davis.

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New Study Finds School Choice Does No Harm to Public Education

Public schools throughout the country are not harmed by school choice programs as most of their costs are flexible and can change with student enrollment, according to a new report issued by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

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26 States Seek Relief from NCLB

More than half of all states applied by this week's new deadline to be freed from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, the Education Department said Wednesday.

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Union Hijacking of Charter Schools

If you can’t beat them, take them over. That seems to be the new union strategy on charter schools.

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