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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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Ohio Shootings the Latest in Deadly Month for Nation's Schools

This month alone, at least four shootings of students have occurred in schools across the country, including Monday's deadly attack outside Cleveland, Ohio.

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Florida Approves New Grading Formula for Schools-With Revisions

The state Board of Education on Tuesday approved plans to revamp the school grading formula - but made significant changes to the original proposal, which had unleashed a barrage of criticism from parents, teachers, superintendents and business leaders.

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Suspect in Ohio School Shooting Arrives at Court

A teenager suspected in an Ohio school shooting that killed three students and wounded two others has arrived at juvenile court for an initial appearance.

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