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Give Charter Schools a Chance

Despite efforts by both parties to paint President Obama and Governor Romney as opposites, there is at least one policy area they agree on — the need to bolster our education system and expand the use of charter schools.

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Education a High Priority in Jackson County, Miss.

Education in Jackson County -- from pre-kindergarten to the college level -- is a priority for local business, education, and nonprofit leaders, they said Thursday during a Mississippi Press business roundtable discussion.

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Miami-Dade County Schools Wins 2012 Broad Prize

CIO Deb Karcher discusses how the district is using a new technology called geovisual analytics to enhance enrollment management and inform the most crucial district decisions.

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Gov. Scott Supports Debit Cards for Fla. Teachers

Florida's Gov. Rick Scott wants all his teachers to get state-funded debit cards they can use to purchase school supplies that many now pay for with their own money.

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Chicago Board of Education Okays Teacher Contract

The Chicago Board of Education has approved a three-year contract negotiated with the Chicago Teachers Union after a strike.

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School 'Hand Hygiene' Plan Shows No Asthma Benefit

An arsenal of hand sanitizers, hygiene education and good old-fashioned soap failed to prevent asthma attacks among school children in one Alabama county.

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Three N.J. High Schools Roll Out New CTEP Marketing Course to Prepare Students for College, Career

Carteret High School, Mount Olive High School in Flanders, and JFK High School in Paterson are the first schools in New Jersey to offer Principles of Marketing, a 35-week standards based course that uses up-to-date marketing materials and real-world problem-solving exercises to better prepare students for a career or college.

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Texas Public Schools Require More Funding to Serve Hispanics, Expert Testifies

A rapidly growing Hispanic enrollment will require the state and school districts to spend more money because so many of the students come from poor families, a population expert testified Tuesday.

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Ohio Might Reimburse Schools $576K After Miscalculation

In an unusual move, the Ohio School Facilities Commission will recommend the state reimburse $576,000 of the cost Huber Heights City Schools spent to add five extra classrooms to its new elementary schools after district officials argued a state consultant miscalculated enrollment projections.

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Montgomery County to Consider Later Start Times for High Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools will consider implementing later start times for its high schools following a push from parents, Superintendent Joshua Starr said Wednesday.

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