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N.J. District Sees Dip in State Aid

The Long Branch School District will see a decrease in state aid for the next school year.

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Driving Mr. Alonso

After a steep decline in 2008, the cost of overtime pay for city school employees is rising again, and that's cause for serious concern.

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Klein: U.S. Undervaluing Education; Kids to Pay

Joel Klein, former chancellor of New York City public schools, says America doesn't put enough value on education and students will pay the price.

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New Kansas School Finance Plan Would Add Money to Ed Budget

A new school finance plan came out of the Kansas Senate late this week that would put some money back into the schools.

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Mesa (Ariz.) 'Basics' Schools Offer Traditional Low-tech Learning

Mesa Public Schools sixth-grader Blain Swallow has a very basic word to describe his "basics" education at Franklin Northeast Elementary: "Hard."

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Hard-Working N.Y. Teachers, Sabotaged When Student Test Scores Slip

For 15 years, Anna Allanbrook has been the principal of Public School 146 in Brooklyn, one of the highest-achieving elementary schools in the city.

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Inquirer Editorial: Probe Turns Heads Toward Phila. School District

A federal fraud investigation that seems to have almost inadvertently put the son of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) under the FBI's microscope may be more important for its revelations about a company with a lucrative contract with the Philadelphia School District.

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New York School Districts Won't Merge Even When Offered Extra Money

In 2007 and in 2008, Newsweek magazine recognized Morrisville-Eaton High School as one of the best in the country based on the number of Advanced Placement courses it offered its students. This year, the Madison County school doesn’t have a single AP class. The district jettisoned them as enrollment and state aid dropped, costs rose and it cut staff and spending to balance its budgets. 

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Efforts to fix Missouri's School aid Formula, Transfers Appear Knotted- Again

Public school leaders across the state have implored the Missouri Legislature to fix a knotty student transfer law and an underfunded school aid formula.

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Will Apple Create the all-iPad Classroom?

Apple hopes its foray into digital textbooks for the iPad will impress educators and corner a huge, lucrative K-12 book market. But the high costs of the plan and the challenges of mobile technology could ensure that hardback books remain a classroom mainstay.

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