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Poll: Michiganers Support Expanding Ed Options

Michigan residents overwhelmingly support giving parents whose children attend failing schools the option to send their kids to better schools, according to results of a survey released.

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Ill. Elementary School Achievement Gap Narrowing

Illinois' latest standardized test results show that the achievement gap among elementary school students is narrowing, largely because of gains among black, special education and low-income students, the Illinois State Board of Education announced Monday.

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White Paper Helps Schools Address Risks, Costs Associated with PCBs

A new, free white paper assists schools and municipalities with management of the challenges and costs that can result from the discovery of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in their buildings.

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Charter School Push in N.Y. Grows

The rancor that has followed former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz's attempts to open charter schools across New York City is coming to a place that hasn't experienced it before: a middle-class neighborhood outside Manhattan.

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Jackson (Miss.) Schools Needs Millions for Renovations

Jackson Public Schools needs about $176.2 million for renovation, repair and modernization of classrooms, according to the Council of the Great City Schools, a coalition of U.S. urban school districts.

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Waivers Spell Likely End for Tutoring Program

Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for after-school tutoring, a program many researchers say has been ineffective.

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Graduation Rates Slump Across Illinois

Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students were getting their diplomas. The school reported a 90.3 percent graduation rate in 2010.

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Schools Will Have More Tablets Than Computers by 2016

A new report reveals that most US schools are testing tablet devices, with the aim of having more tablets per students than computers by 2016.

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Barry Manilow Gives $300K to Joplin High School Music Program

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow’s non-profit organization, the Manilow Music Project donated more than $300,000 in musical instruments in addition to sponsoring an instrument drive to get even more instruments into the hands of Joplin High School students.

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Colorado Faces Nation's Only Statewide Tax Vote to Raise Taxes for Education

The nation's only statewide tax vote on the November ballot asks Colorado voters whether they want to temporarily raise taxes to generate $3 billion for classrooms and colleges – a proposal that has stirred fierce opposition because of the stagnant economy.

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