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Gov. Malloy Touts Education Proposals Amid New Data

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says his proposed education overhaul will address Connecticut's fluctuating four-year graduation rate by improving the state's low-performing schools.

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Proposal Would Hand S.C. School Bus Systems to Districts

South Carolina school systems are fearful they are about to be handed a bill for tens of millions of dollars by the state legislature.

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AT&T's $250 Million Plan to Reduce High School Dropouts

As educators, policy makers, and other leaders gathered in Washington on Monday for the Building a Grad Nation Summit, it’s no surprise that one of the first people they heard from was AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson.

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L.A.'s Shot at Race to the Top

L.A. school officials have a chance to apply directly to the government for education grants. They shouldn't squander it.

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Report: U.S. Makes Modest Gains in Graduation Rate

The last straw for 17-year-old Alton Burke was a note left on his door. The high school dropout picked up the phone and re-enrolled at South Hagerstown High.

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Education Report: Good News for Oakland Families with 'Fall Babies'

It's been a confusing few months for Calif. families with children who are turning 5 in November -- kids who, until this year, would have been eligible to start kindergarten.

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Rialto School District Responds to Teacher Misconduct Document Request

Rialto (Calif.) Unified School District has responded to a request seeking the number of complaints of teacher misconduct, becoming the second of 19 school districts to provide such a list for a special project by the Daily Bulletin, The Sun and the Redlands Daily Facts.

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NC Pre-Kindergarten just Part of Early Education Spending

The N.C. Pre-K program has become the focus of a statewide debate over early education, but it represents only a portion of state taxpayer-funded pre-kindergarten classes.

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At the PTA, Clashes Over Cupcakes and Culture

The Cupcake Wars came to Public School 295 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in October.

The Parent-Teacher Association’s decision to raise the price of a cupcake at its monthly bake sale — to $1, from 50 cents — was supposed to be a simple way to raise extra money in the face of city budget cuts.

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Sex Education in Schools? Report Finds Most Parents Favor It

Among the nation’s young people, those in the South suffer the worst rates of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, according to a new study that finds little resistance among parents in the region for age-appropriate sex education in schools.

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