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Indiana Schools Block Charter Competition

Board members at Fort Wayne Community Schools have found a crafty way of preventing charter schools from moving in on their territory, despite new laws designed to help the schools acquire underutilized public school buildings.

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Florida Charter Schools Slow to Admit Disabled

Like a lot of 17-year-old boys, high school for Tres Whitlock isn't just about what happens in the classroom. It's also about girls. Tres has cerebral palsy. He can't walk... or speak. But like any embarrassed teenager, he laughs.

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Key Figure in Seattle Schools Scandal Pleads Not Guilty

The former Seattle Public Schools employee at the center of a criminal investigation into a contracting scandal has pleaded not guilty to felony theft charges filed against him.

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Berkeley (Calif.) Schools Chief to Retire After Busy Four-year Tenure

A lot can happen in four years. Just ask Berkeley school superintendent Bill Huyett who recently announced his retirement after 38 years in education.

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Chicago Wants to Phase out Coveted Magnet School

Chicago Public Schools is floating a plan to phase out one of its most popular magnet schools.

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Turnaround Plan Targets Rural W.Va. Schools

A coalition that includes a Fortune 500 company, labor unions and nonprofit foundations outlined plans Thursday to spend the next five years focused on rescuing a rural West Virginia school district, one of the country's most downtrodden.

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Charter Schools: Wave of the Future?

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools recently released a report saying that more than 2 million children are enrolled in public schools this year. The nonprofit resource for charter schools said that more than 500 charter schools opened their doors across the country in the 2011-12 school year.

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California School Bus Funds: Districts Decry $248 Million Loss

School districts throughout California are scrambling to cover the elimination of $248 million in funding for school buses starting next month, with the state's largest district filing a lawsuit to block the cuts and others saying they'll have to use reserves in order to keep transportation service.

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Obama Overstated Failing Schools Under U.S. Law, Study Finds

Almost half of U.S. public schools are labeled failing under the federal No Child Left Behind law, compared with the 80 percent estimate President Barack Obama’s administration cited as a rationale for changing its mandates, a study found.

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