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Illinois Schools Fear a Shift in Teacher Pensions

School districts across the state are bracing their budgets for possible legislation that would require them to pay for teacher pension costs as lawmakers grapple with ideas to close the state’s $83 billion pension debt.

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Restructuring Okla. Schools: Longer Bus Routes Take Toll on Rural Children, Budgets

Jaelin Cox, 6, attended prekindergarten three miles from her home in rural Cimarron County. She would get on the bus at 8 a.m. and be home a little after 3 p.m.

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La. Schools Prep for Common Core

Louisiana's public school districts face challenges in the upcoming school year, including a new curriculum, new teacher evaluations and revised accountability standards.

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Washington Charter Schools: Not a Cure-all, But a Sign of Health

Other education reforms are more urgent than charter schools. Washington could have a fantastic public school system without them.

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Many Changes This Year in Mobile County (Ala.) Schools

It’s going to be a year of change in Mobile County’s public schools: Entire schools have moved, school zones have been altered and two cities have broken away.

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Indiana Voucher Program: 41 More Schools Join

Tim and Kathy Parks knew for years that their son Chakotay,who has autism, would outgrow traditional public school.

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Tennessee District Offers Free Breakfast to All Students

For Alex Jilek, getting three kids ready for school in the morning generally involves lots of raised voices.

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Indiana Turnaround Firm Sues Gary Schools, Seeking Records

A company appointed by Indiana to run and try to turn around a troubled Gary high school is suing the Gary Community School Corp., demanding that it turn over student records it needs to run the school.

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Newark Schools Chief, Teachers' Union Clash Over Seniority

Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s formula for boosting student achievement in struggling schools is built on a simple concept — allowing principals to select their teaching staff regardless of seniority.

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Calif. Schools Chief Says Districts Should Replace, Upgrade Old Schools

Although California school districts have largely focused on building new schools to accommodate growing student populations, districts should concentrate more on renovating and replacing aging schools, according to a new report.

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