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Tucson Grapples With Ethnic Studies Ban

The Arizona Department of Education gave the Tucson Unified School District an ultimatum: Eliminate all ethnic studies courses or face massive financial sanctions.

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The Single Largest Education Donor Comes with Controversy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers struggling districts a pot of gold—but with strings attached.

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Dems Draw Fire from Top Donors in Rift Over Education Reform

Several well-heeled Democratic donors have openly split with the state party and legislative leaders over education reform, arguing Washington is falling behind because lawmakers are afraid to buck the teachers union.

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Comparison Shopping for College Tuition

Colleges and universities have historically obscured their tuition costs in a way that makes comparative shopping virtually impossible. And far too little information is available on graduation rates and loan default rates to help students choose wisely.

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Teacher Ratings Aired in New York

The release of a trove of data evaluating New York City teachers on their ability to boost student test scores represents a potentially powerful new tool for parents to assess their children's public schools.

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Prosecutor: Probation in School Shooting Case

A Washington state prosecutor says his office will seek probation and treatment for a 9-year-old boy who took to school a gun that accidentally discharged and critically injured a classmate this past week.

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Duncan Unveils New Education Program in Orlando

The Obama administration is trying to foster more public-private partnerships to help low-performing schools.

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Oklahoma Board of Education Sets Timeline for Process to Improve Under-performing Schools

A timeline is in place to consider plans to improve 77 Oklahoma schools that the State Department of Education has identified as underperforming in student achievement and graduation rates.

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Virginia Education Officials Finalize NCLB Waiver Request

Virginia education officials on Thursday morning finalized the state's waiver request for flexibility from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Pa. School District Opens Buses to Ads

"To advertise or not to advertise," that is the question — at least in the minds of many school districts feeling the pinch of Pennsylvania's cuts to education spending.

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