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Arkansas Education Board OKs Three Charter Schools

The state Board of Education has approved three charter schools proposed by school districts.

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Wyoming Superintendents Fight 'Top-Heavy' Label

Wyoming school districts reversed "top-heavy" staffing in their central offices in 2010-11, according to a report released earlier this month by the Wyoming Department of Education.

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John Kline Proposes No Child Left Behind Bills

Just in time for the law's 10th anniversary this past Sunday, House Republicans led by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) have released draft legislation for revamping the No Child Left Behind Act. The bills would ease the federal government's grip on public schools, but are unlikely to be passed.

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200 Houston High Schoolers Caught Cheating on Exam

Hundreds of students from Clear Lake High School in Houston tried to pull a fast one on their teachers by texting one another answers to a final exam last month.

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Though Bachmann is Out, Her Education Views Are Shared by Others in GOP Presidential Field

Rep. Michele Bachmann may have stepped aside last week in Iowa, but at least in terms of education her beliefs continue to be well represented among the remaining GOP candidates.

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Three Steps to Fix Our Schools

The nation's public schools have been battered by a continuing stream of bad news in the past few years, challenging what at one time was considered one of the world's leading education systems.

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Kentucky's Hybrid School Bus Fleet is Leading the Nation, Cutting Fuel Costs

A statewide push to use more hybrid electric school buses could save Jefferson County Public Schools more than $75,000 a year in gas.

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Education Law's Promise Falls Short After 10 Years

The No Child Left Behind education law was cast as a symbol of possibility, offering the promise of improved schools for the nation’s poor and minority children and better prepared students in a competitive world.

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More Chicago Schools Will Start Longer Days

Chicago schools that voted for a longer day starting in January will add that extra 90 minutes daily when students return to classes Monday.

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Alabama's Former Teacher of the Year Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

A former Teacher of the Year at an Alabama elementary school admitted to molesting over 21 girls during his 25-year career, police said on Thursday.

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