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Top Missouri Education Official Urges Closure of Imagine Schools

The state's highest-ranking education official is recommending that Missouri Baptist University close the six Imagine charter schools it sponsors and work with the public school system and other charter schools to ensure a smooth transition of students.

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Hulbert (Okla.) Schools Resurrect Music Program

Students and staff at Hulbert Public Schools have given new life to a long-lost music program, and community support is soaring.

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Cursive Writing Becoming a Lost Art in Florida Schools

When longtime Tanglewood Elementary teacher Lou Quattrucci was in grammar school, he used to spend months perfecting his cursive signature. That doesn’t happen today.

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Soda Bans in Schools Have Limited Impact

State laws that ban soda in schools — but not other sweetened beverages — have virtually no impact on the amount of sugary drinks middle school students buy and consume at school, a new study shows.

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Idaho Works to Carry out Online Class Requirement

Now that Idaho has approved a requirement that high school students take at least two credits online, officials are working on plans for a statewide contract expected to include a list of providers for districts to choose from when selecting virtual courses.

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Obama Presses Congress on Education, Orders New Head Start Rules

President Obama continues his "we can't wait" campaign against Congress this morning, this time targeting lawmakers' failure to act on education issues by issuing executive changes governing the Head Start program.

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Duncan Praises Push to Help Immigrant Students

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he's encouraged that some states are allowing the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges.

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Occupy Wall Street Protests Outside Department of Education

On Monday evening, about 200 students, parents, school aides and educators associated with Occupy Wall Street congregated on the steps of the New York City Department of Education in lower Manhattan to "occupy the DOE."

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Students Leave 182 Indiana Districts Under Voucher Program

Students from 182 of Indiana’s public school districts have moved to private schools under the state’s new education voucher program, although only seven districts lost more than 100 kids.

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Massachusetts School District Marks Muslim Holiday

Some Massachusetts public school students have a day off this week, but it has nothing to do with power outages or snow.

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