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Chicago Public Schools to Add 12 Charter Schools

Chicago Public Schools announced plans Monday to add 12 new charters, including more campuses for networks with less-than-stellar scores.

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Two L.A. Charter Schools Allowed Some Families to Bypass Lotteries

Los Angeles Unified will weigh a ban on preferences like those at Larchmont and Los Feliz, which admitted some students in return for special services or volunteering by parents.

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Opinion: The Excellence Gap

If an out-of-control national debt weren’t reason enough to worry about America’s global competitiveness, here’s another.

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Why Education Reformer Michelle Rhee Says We Can't Wait

It’s been nearly a year since Michelle Rhee, chancellor of Washington D.C. schools from 2007 to 2010, founded the bi-partisan, education reform organization, StudentsFirst. Using the grassroots energy of a diverse group of parents, students, teachers and other committed individuals, StudentsFirst is dedicated to the improvement, indeed the rehabilitation, of the United States educational system.

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Schools on Military Bases Outdoing Public Schools

Once again, schools on the nation's military bases have outperformed public schools on both reading and math tests for fourth- and eighth-graders.

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More Families Must Buy Into the Idea of Early Education

Blake Wilson, the director of the Mississippi Economic Council, is about as effective a salesman for the state as you will find. He’s a true believer in Mississippi’s potential, a fact that’s more noteworthy because he’s from out of state and therefore has been able to look past the stereotypes to see what’s possible.

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Most Wisc. Education Unions Pass Recertification

The majority of bargaining units representing teachers across Wisconsin voted to recertify last week, even in light of extensive limits to their bargaining abilities due to legislation approved by Gov. Scott Walker last spring.

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YouTube for Schools Is Education Hub for the Digital Age

YouTube is launching a brand new tool to help teachers and students get their learn on. “YouTube for Schools” is a portal that helps curate education materials and videos on subjects such as history and math while filtering out potentially offensive or distracting content.

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Education Would Get a Long-Awaited Boost in Utah Gov. Herbert's Budget

Educating Utah's young people is the focus of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s budget recommendations for the coming year.

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Conn. Achievement Gap Task Force Hosts Commissioner Pryor

A Connecticut task force assigned to study ways to close the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students is scheduled to hear from the state's new education commissioner.

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