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Education is Focus of 1st N.Y. Budget Hearing

The $805 million boost in school aid this year isn't enough to allow some districts to pay their bills, state Education Commissioner John King said at a state budget hearing Monday.

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Legislators Vow to Save Chester Pa. Schools

After meeting privately with Gov. Corbett and Education Secretary Ron Tomalis on Monday, a bipartisan group of legislators said that they would jointly find a way to keep Chester Upland's students in the classroom while exploring long-term solutions to the district's financial plight.

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As Some Schools Plunge into Technology, Poor Schools Are Left Behind

On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as he labored to type up memories of the first time he grilled steak. Next to him, classmate Brittany Levy tackled a piece about a trip to the hospital.

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School District Hopes to Ease Volunteer Process With Website

"We need your help." That is the Clark County School District's stance. The district launched the Watch Us Grow campaign this month in conjunction with Superintendent Dwight Jones' State of the District address Jan. 5 at Chaparral High School.

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Gov. Jindal Pushes Virtual Programs

As Gov. Bobby Jindal pushes for “more choice” for school children and their parents in the form of charter schools and vouchers, he’s also calling for a more high-tech solution — and he’s pointing to local schools as an example of how to do it.

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First Details of Proposed School Accountability System Revealed

Wisconsin could more aggressively intervene in the lowest-performing publicly funded schools under a proposed accountability system unveiled Monday.

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Texas School District Cancels Sports to Improve Academics and Stay Open

Across the nation, school districts continue to face tough decisions to close gaps in funding, with sports programs occasionally finding themselves in the crosshairs.

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Mandatory Elementary Recess in Plan for Chicago Public Schools

The Chicago Public School system for the first time has spelled out exactly what it wants the next school year’s longer day to look like.

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Florida School District Ranking Unveiled

In the best showing in South Florida, the Monroe County school district ranked eighth in the list of 67 school districts in a ranking released on Monday by the Florida Department of Education.

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N.Y. Education Commissioner Presses Mergers, Teacher Evaluations

New York's education commissioner says there will be more pressure on school districts to more seriously merge and consolidate services as the gap is expected to steadily grow between district expenses and revenues, especially as a new property tax cap law kicks in this year.

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