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Immigrant children in N.Y. district headed to transition school

The Hempstead district plans to place Hispanic children who are recent immigrants to the U.S. in a "transition school." The HYPE Academy (Helping Youth Pursue Excellence) overflow school is an attempt to meet the district's obligation to educate all children while dealing with over 700 new students this year, overcrowding, lack of teachers and unfinished schedules.

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Charter controversy touches on national education issues

What's added fuel to the fire is a recent report produced by Stanford and two other universities that found philanthropic money is moving away from traditional public schools and toward private efforts, mostly charter schools.

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Local N.J. Neighborhood Development Corp. pilots program for suspended district students

To make suspensions something more than quality couch-time and to support some of the Montclair School District's at-risk students, the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corp. is piloting a new program that will provide tutoring and counseling to students suspended from Montclair High School.

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As 'Go Public' campaign grows, some school districts have eye on charters

Members of the Go Public steering committee pointed to a survey last month in which 40 percent of respondents said they had a strong positive impression of local public schools, up from 27 percent a year earlier.

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Pa. schools see positive changes from behavior program

In the last six years, Bancroft Principal Ann Grebeck has seen a 75 percent drop in the number of students referred to her office for behavior problems.

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Attendance data from Columbus City Schools can’t be fixed

A hearing last week to fire a principal revealed a startling consequence of the Columbus City Schools data-scrubbing scandal: Years’ worth of school-attendance rates are lies and can’t be made right.

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Texas state official: Keep schools open despite Ebola scare

Commissioner David Lakey issued a statement Sunday saying “there is no reason for schools to close …”

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Kansas education cuts among largest in the nation

Direct state funding for public schools in Kansas is still nearly 15 percent less than it was before the start of the Great Recession, according to a report from the Center for Budget Policies and Priorities, a Washington think tank.

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Most N.D. voters back beginning school after Labor Day, poll finds

A new poll suggests North Dakota's proposed Measure 8 will pass without a hitch with voters. If the measure is approved, all public school classes in the state would begin after Labor Day. Supporters initiated the measure to prevent students from sitting in hot classrooms at the end of summer, which has caused districts to cancel school.

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Three new charters given go ahead in Florida district

The Bay District School Board is giving three new charter programs the green light. Newpoint Bay will add an elementary school and alternative high school while University Academy will add a middle school to its elementary program.

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