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Op Ed: Why (and How) San Diego Schools Restructured Special Education

I've been contacted a few times over the last week or so by representatives of the San Diego Unified School District and other parties who think I've been a little unclear, and possibly unfair, in my exploration into the district's paradigm shift in special education.

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Mich. Board of Education: No Consensus on Proposed Charter School Bills

An unusually divided Michigan State Board of Education couldn’t come to an agreement on how to weigh in on a package of bills in the Michigan Legislature that would in part allow an unlimited number of charter schools to open statewide.

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Opinion: Illegal Students Deserve an Education Too

After an Alabama judge ruled that students’ immigration statuses must be verified in order to attend school, thousands of Hispanic families have fled from the state. This outrageous law must go.

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Hawaii to Seek Waiver from Federal No Child Left Behind Law

The Hawaii Department of Education will seek a waiver to key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, which requires that schools meet rising annual proficiency goals or face increasing sanctions.

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Do Charter Schools Have a Place in Suburban N.J. School Districts?

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Department of Education rejected a large number of charter schools proposed for successful suburban school districts, approving only four of 55 applications statewide. However, in 2011 there have been 27 charter school approvals.

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LAUSD Schools to Boost Equity for Minority Students

A 19-month civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles Unified School District found that the district failed to provide an equal education to English-learners and black students, resulting in wide academic disparities, the U.S. Department of Education announced.

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Pa. Gov Touts Vouchers in Larger Education Agenda

Citing Pennsylvania's high dropout rates, Gov. Tom Corbett promoted taxpayer-paid vouchers as the ticket to a better education for low-income students in the state's worst-performing school districts as he detailed a broader plan to improve and reshape public education in Pennsylvania.

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Harkin's Bill Would Overhaul No Child Left Behind

A senior Senate Democrat released a draft of a sprawling revision of the No Child Left Behind education law that would dismantle the provisions of the law that used standardized test scores in reading and math to label tens of thousands of public schools as failing.

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Wake (N.C.) School Board Race Reaches New Political Heights

With Wake County having experienced exponential growth and debate raging over school assignment policy, the campaigns for five seats on the Wake County Board of Educationhave gone into overdrive.

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Organizing Parent 'Unions' in Florida

Parents unhappy with their children’s schools are using labor union tactics to build support for charter schools, according to a story by the Associated Press.

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