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6-Year Chicago High Schools to Open in Fall

Some Chicago students will leave their high schools equipped with a diploma, a degree and a promise of a job interview.

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Court Nullifies Schools Move In Bridgeport (Conn.)

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state officials violated the law last summer during a takeover of the Bridgeport public school system.

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Performance Ratings for NYC Charter School Teachers Is Made Public

Performance ratings for 217 New York City charter school teachers were made public on Tuesday but city officials cautioned that because of missing information, the reports cannot be used to objectively compare the quality of a public school versus charter school education.

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Three Low-performing Memphis Schools Being Taken Over by State

The head of Tennessee’s Achievement School District said Monday it will take over three low-performing schools in the Memphis community of Frayser.

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Duncan Says Good Ideas Come from Educators, Not Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hosted a town hall meeting in Denver this morning, answering questions from the community about the federal role in Colorado's education reforms which are hailed as leading the way for the nation.

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NYC Churches Win Major Victory Over City in Quest to Worship in Schools

New York City churches meeting in the city’s schools have won a major victory over the board of education, as a judge ruled that all congregations impacted by her injunction barring the city from evicting churches are covered by the verdict — and not just the main congregation named in the suit.

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Kentucky Public Schools Show Improvement in Readiness

Public school students showed slight improvement this year in two annual assessments that measure high school and college readiness, the Kentucky Department of Education reported Tuesday.

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How Much Have Schools Improved Under NCLB?

The No Child Left Behind Act set national standards for student progress and an annual testing regime to measure it when the federal law was passed in 2002.

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Charter Schools Beyond St. Louis Urban Core?

A school choice advocate says he's preparing to open three charter schools in the unaccredited Riverview Gardens School District and possibly two in St. Charles County if legislation passes allowing for charter school expansion in Missouri.

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Ga. Constitutional Amendment on Charters Passes House; Moves to Senate

As promised by House leaders, the constitutional amendment authorizing state charter schools was brought back for reconsideration; passing this time by a margin of three votes to be sent on to the Senate for action.

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