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Shortage Of ADHD Drugs Has Parents, Doctors Scrambling

When it's time to renew her son's prescriptions for medicine to treat his attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Roxanne Ryan prepares for another wild goose chase.

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For-Profit Certification for Teachers Is Booming

DENTON — One afternoon in mid-November, Jeff Arrington scattered 80 paper gingerbread men labeled with numbers across the floor of his high school disaster-response class.

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Berkely County Schools Superintendent is W. Va.'s Highest Paid

West Virginia school superintendents have seen their paychecks increase over the past three years while teacher salaries have remained stagnant.

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Having an Education Pays--Even in a Difficult Job Market

On the surface, having a college degree might seem to make getting and keeping a job more difficult in the current employment environment. Armed with a college degree, most people would expect to earn more than someone without a college degree. When jobs appear scarce, the lower-cost worker would seem to have an easier time finding a job.

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Arne Duncan Weighs in on Supercommittee Failure: School Programs at Risk

The failure of the here today, gone tomorrow congressional supercommittee could lead to drastic cuts to education programs nationwide, according to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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Four Jersey City Charter Schools File Petition Demanding Full Funding

Four Jersey City-based charter schools filed petition Tuesday requesting that Acting Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf issue a ruling declaring, among other things, that the city's charter schools are not being properly funded as required by the New Jersey Constitution and state statutes.

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Frederick County (Md.) School Board Advances Plans for two Charters, Denies a Third

The Frederick Outdoor Discovery Charter School will not open its doors in Frederick County any time soon, but two other charter schools are on track to open next fall.

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Ullman in Maryland Reverses Field, Gives School Board Option on Turf Funding

Backing down from a previous ultimatum, County Executive Ken Ulman has proposed an alternative option for funding artificial turf fields at county high schools. But the school board has yet to weigh in on either option — or even if they want turf fields at all.

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Newt Gingrich Says Schools Should Fire Janitors, Use Students Instead

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich gave some insight into why he believes child labor laws condemn poor children to remain in poverty in an address at Harvard on Friday.

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Cash-strapped Cities, Schools Say: 'Your Ad Here'

Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.

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