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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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Utah Education Leaders Propose Plan for NCLB Waiver

Utah education leaders plan to ask the feds to waive many No Child Left Behind requirements for the state in exchange for new school achievement programs and rules regarding teacher evaluations, according to a proposal the State Office of Education released Thursday.

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Education Officials Decry 'Over-Testing' in Texas

State Board of Education members pressed the Texas education commissioner on Thursday about whether an abundance of high-stakes standardized testing is warping classroom teaching to ensure students spend more time preparing for the exams then actual learning.

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Under Education Reform, School Principals Swamped by Teacher Evaluations

School principals, including some who back more rigorous review of teachers, are balking at education reforms required by Race to the Top. New teacher evaluations are all-consuming, they say.

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Education Standards Bill Defeated in Indiana Senate Panel

An effort to force Indiana to withdraw from "common core" education standards failed, but the bill's sponsor promised to try to revive it.

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