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States Should Do More to Reach Students

In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

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N.J. District Will Follow Anti-bullying Law

Anti-bullying efforts in township public schools will continue, says Parsippany schools Superintendent LeRoy Seitz.

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One-room Montana School Also One-student School

At a time when many schools are concerned about overcrowded classrooms, the Sunset school in this ranching community has a different problem — keeping its lone student at her desk so it can remain open.

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Are Virtual Schools Right for K12?

It's a Tuesday morning in January, and seventh-grader Katerina Christhilf is learning algebra. But it's no ordinary class. This one takes place entirely online, led by a teacher a few miles away.

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School Lunches to Have More Veggies, Whole Grains

The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings — including the always popular pizza — will come with less sodium, more whole grains and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side.

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Repeal School Financing Law, Iowa Gov. Says

A law that requires the Legislature to establish a state limit on public school spending 18 months in advance should be repealed, Gov. Terry Branstad said this morning.

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Financial Improprieties Alleged at All-girl Charters

A New York City charter school network has told parents that it is a victim of theft by “a senior member of the finance and operations department,” who it said used the network’s credit card to spend tens of thousands of dollars on personal items.

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Fla. Parent Trigger Bills Would Allow Parents to Fire Teachers

Two bills in the Florida legislature would give parents overarching power to demand sweeping changes at low-performing schools.

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Fla. Department of Education Releases First-ever School Rankings

The state Department of Education today released a best-to-worst ranking of Florida's 3,078 public schools - and a number of Palm Beach County schools made it to the top of the lists.

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Mich. Schools Face Kindergarten Funding Changes

Updated state rules mean that public schools in Michigan must offer all-day kindergarten to receive full funding for each kindergarten pupil starting in September.

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