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Chicago Schools Considers Giving Charters Added Perks for Longer Day

The Chicago Public School's Board of Education will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give charter schools grants of up to $75,000 and teachers stipends of $800 if they implement a longer school day in 2011-12.

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Schools Brace for More Budget Cuts

Educators are bracing for a tough reality: As difficult as budget cuts have been on schools, more tough times are likely ahead.

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NJ School District Bans Halloween Costumes

There won't be any costumed characters roaming the halls in one northern New Jersey school district come Halloween.

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Oregon City School District Walks Away from $2.54 Million Grant for Performance Pay

The Oregon City School District has decided to reject a $2.54 million federal grant meant to reward top educators, partly because of philosophical concerns over performance-based pay.

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Education Board OKs New Pre-Kindergarten Standards

The Florida Board of Education has approved more rigorous learning standards for students in the state's voluntary pre-kindergarten program.

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Selling Branstad’s Education Blueprint

Iowa’s governor has just provided a prime example of an education policy other states might pursue in looking beyond No Child Left Behind’s notorious failures and cover-ups.

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States Competing for Early Education Grants

Missouri and Kansas have joined the race for millions of federal grant dollars for early-childhood education, but the real prize won’t be the money.

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Florida School Gave Kids Prizes with Racy Surprise

School administrators hoping to reward students for their A-plus fundraising efforts at a Florida elementary school unwittingly gave them gifts with what officials said were inappropriate images.

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Education Makes Political Comeback in Washington

A rare show of bipartisanship in a divided Congress produced a deal to fix an education law long considered flawed, until a single senator stalled progress.

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Study Finds Education Gap for Illegal Mexican Migrants' Children

The majority of children of illegal immigrants from Mexico in the Southland fail to graduate from high school, completing an average of two fewer years of schooling than their peers with legal immigrant parents, a new study has found.

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