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Education Empire Strikes Back

For education reformers, this is the best of times. New technologies offer hope to many kids who just don't fit in traditional public schools, and improvement to many others who do.

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U.S. Education Secretary: RI has “Chance to get Better Faster”

Praising the state for improving its test scores but noting that it still trails New England and much of the country, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for the public to continue to demand more from the education system (and the government) in a visit to Rhode Island Wednesday.

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Alabama Immigration Law: State Attorney General Balks At Feds' School Enrollment Data Request

Alabama's attorney general is questioning the U.S. Justice Department's legal authority to get enrollment information about all students in many Alabama school districts as part of its federal lawsuit challenging the state's tough new immigration law.

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Anti-Bullying Legislation Passes Michigan Senate

The Michigan Senate passed legislation Wednesday that requires school districts to develop anti-bullying policies, but the father of the boy for whom the bill is named says he has strong objections to language inserted at the last minute.

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East Ticks off School Days Lost to Snow, Irene

Education officials in the Northeast worried Thursday about having to shorten school vacations to make up for all the days students have missed because of power failures caused by last weekend's snowstorm, combined with days lost to Hurricane Irene at the start of the academic year.

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Changes to Conn. Special Education Regulations on Hold

A prolonged effort to clarify the state's special education regulations has hit a stumbling block. Many members of the state Board of Education don't understand some of the proposed changes or the impact they would have on a student's ability to get needed services.

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Opinion: Don't Be Spooked By Sex Education

Halloween has passed, and with it all of the goblins, and ghosts and other things intended to leave us frightened.mOr have they? A look at the recent news would lead you to believe New York City's parents are facing the biggest specter of all: that public schools will begin teaching your children sex education.

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Iowa Students Make Few Gains in Test Scores

Iowa students made little to no gains in reading and math on a national exam while their peers nationwide showed improvement, according to a report.

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New Survey Reveals That Two-Thirds of KindergartenTeachers Say: "Children Are Not Adequately Prepared for School"

A survey, conducted with more than 500 kindergarten teachers across the country, reveals that America's kindergarten teachers believe most young children are unprepared for school when they enter kindergarten, and veteran kindergarten teachers believe that this situation is deteriorating.

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Ind. District that Ended Bus Routes Faces Lawsuit

An Indianapolis woman who is suing a suburban school district that stopped running free school buses could be joined by thousands of other parents, her attorney said.

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