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A Nebraska District on List of Schools Not Meeting Progress Goals in NCLB

Chase County Schools (CCS) showed up on a growing list of Nebraska schools that failed to make adequate yearly pro­gress under the controversial No Child Left Behind law.

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Michigan House Committee Votes to Lift Cap on Charter, Cyber Schools

The state House Education Committee voted Wednesday to allow more charter and cyber schools to open in Michigan.

Senate Bill 618, which lifts the state's cap on the number of charter and cyber schools allowed in Michigan, now goes to the full House. The Senate narrowly passed the measure in early October.

Wyandotte school Superintendent Carla Harting went to Lansing recently to oppose the bill, even though she said she suspects it will pass and be signed into law.

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Buffalo (N.Y.) Schools Offering Free "Alternate" Lunches

The school board is close to adopting a policy that would make sure every student will be able to eat lunch at school, even if they don't have any money.

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Former Philly Chief's Staff Could Get Unemployment

Fox 29 viewers were shocked when we first reported former Philadelphia schools chief Arlene Ackerman filed for unemployment despite a $1 million buyout from taxpayers.

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Chicago Plans to Shut 2 Grade Schools, Phase out 2 High Schools

Chicago Public Schools officials unveiled the next phase of their district reorganization, announcing they will seek to close two underperforming elementary schools and begin to phase out two troubled high schools next school year.

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Arrests in City Schools Affect Mostly Black Students

School-safety officers at the city’s middle and high schools made 63 arrests during a 43-day period last spring, and more than two-thirds of those arrested were African-American students, according to statistics released Monday by the New York Police Department.

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Poor Schools Don't Get "Fair Share": Education Department

Many poor public schools do not pay teachers and educators as much as wealthier schools just a few miles away, according to a survey of 13,000 school districts the U.S. Department of Education released on Wednesday.

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Report Finds Charters Struggling Like Other Chicago Public Schools

Poverty dogs students despite schools' flexibility, autonomy.

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The 2011 Readers' Choose Top 100 Products

The winners reflect how educators seek a variety of technological tools in tough economic times.

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