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BOE Candidate, NJ Education Attorney Gina Damasco Offers Unique Skill Set

Versed in special needs matters, teacher contracts and construction matters, RHS grad Gina Damasco wants to give back to the NJ community she said has given her so much.

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Education Changes Have Some Louisiana Teachers on Edge

While Gov. Bobby Jindal and his legislative allies celebrate the passage of sweeping changes to the state’s public-education system, some local teachers and teachers-in-training say they fear for the future the reforms have created.

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Alabama Education Team Ready to Run Birmingham City Schools

This week, a team from the Alabama Department of Education will replace the Birmingham Board of Education as decision makers for the state's fourth-largest school system.

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Mich. Education Authority Seeks Grants to Boost Low-Performing Schools

Still far from covering its $24.7 million in startup costs, the Education Achievement Authority is seeking federal money given to low-performing schools in Michigan to jumpstart turnaround efforts.

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N.Y. Charter School Founder Accused of Tax Fraud

The founder and chief executive of a troubled charter-school network in Brooklyn was accused by state prosecutors Thursday of repeatedly failing to pay income taxes and creating phony records.

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Independent Report Gives Mixed Scores to N.Y. City Schools' Grades

The A to F letter grade system that New York City’s Education Department uses to rate each of its schools is an improvement over simply measuring schools based on standardized test scores, according to a report released on Thursday by the Independent Budget Office.

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S.C. Panel Advances Public School Choice Bill

A South Carolina bill that expands students' educational options within public schools advanced Wednesday to a Senate committee.

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$83M for Michigan Schools Brings Optimism, Frustration

Kyeana Hodge hated to read. And for the freshman at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, that meant hating school.

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Conn. Gov. Malloy Visits Norwalk on Education Reform Tour

Gov. Dannel Malloy's Education Reform Tour made its 11th stop during its circuit Tuesday night in Norwalk.

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Utah Ed Officials Make $25M School Funding Mistake

A miscalculation at the State Office of Education has led to a $25 million mistake in Utah’s education budget for next school year — and the resignation of two top finance officials.

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