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Opinion: Oakland Schools Denied Secession Bids

The Oakland school board rejected the charter school petitions submitted by the faculties of ASCEND and Learning Without Limits, public elementary schools in the Fruitvale area that want to secede from the school district.

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Vermont: New Tech Center's Focus Is Giving Students 21st-Century Skills

The curved glass and metal front of the Alamance-Burlington School System Career and Technical Education Center isn’t quite futuristic enough to be described as Jetsons-style architecture.

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in Some Schools Parents And-PTAs To Buy Technology

Asking families to buy their own educational technology runs counter to the normal way of doing things in public education.

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Spanish-Language Education Fair Aims For College Dreams

Thousands of parents waited in line Saturday morning for an education fair aimed at Hispanic families hosted by the Austin Independent School District.

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Alabama Considers Adding Charter Schools to Its Education Mix

The Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School is almost always among the nations highest-ranking schools.

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New York: Erin Brockovich Reps Ordered Off Le Roy School Grounds

Representatives of environmental crusader Erin Brockovich and an accompanying group of reporters were ordered off the grounds of LeRoy Junior-Senior High School on Saturday in an episode connected to a cluster of students there with unusual neurological symptoms.

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School Choice: It's Not for Everyone, and that's the Problem (Opinion)

This week is National School Choice Week -- a well-orchestrated PR event to celebrate "school choice."

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Washington State Superintendent to Ask for $7.2 Million More

Superintendent of Danbury (Wash.) Schools Sal Pascarella has proposed a "work in progress" spending plan for 2012-13 of $122.1 million, which is $7.2 million or 6.33 percent more than current spending.

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Connecticut Education Commissioner Praises Agreement Reached on Teacher Evaluations

After years of trying, Connecticut representatives of teacher unions, superintendents and school boards Wednesday reached consensus on the controversial issue of teacher evaluations.

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