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Ohio schools program training school leaders

A joint business, university and Ohio Department of Education effort, the Bright New Leaders for Ohio Schools program trains future principals to work in Ohio’s most challenging schools. No education experience is required. By the end of the school year, successful fellows will receive an MBA and a principal license from the Ohio Department of Education.

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College fund drops charter for Louisiana middle school

An ambitious middle school designed to prepare black students for success at Southern University in New Orleans was abandoned by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. It has been in the planning stages for more than two years. But the fund's leaders decided to surrender the school charter, awarded in 2013 by the Orleans Parish School Board.

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A new type of charter school is coming to Wilmington

Considering their lesson plans are tailored specifically towards the field they want to pursue upon graduation, students at the new Delaware Met will be responsible for owning their education. As part of this “Big Picture Learning” model, the school will also partner with businesses and organizations to provide the students with internships.

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Chicago Public Schools' budgets spend $500 million district doesn't have

The district unveiled school spending plans that rely on a half-billion dollars more than the district has on hand. To make the individual school budgets work, Chicago Public Schools is banking on help from the state, which has so far been uncooperative.

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Sexually assaulted girl wins $754,000 from district

A jury in Washington state has decided the Clover Park School District owes a developmentally disabled girl more than $754,000 for failing to protect her from a troubled classmate who sexually assaulted her in a school bathroom.

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Several tribes win grants to develop curriculums

The Bureau of Indian Education has set curriculums for years. But the federal agency gave seven tribes funds to develop their own school boards and curriculums, including the teaching of indigenous languages.

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Chicago must add girls sports at 12 high schools to resolve federal probe

Chicago Public Schools will increase organized sports opportunities for girls at a minimum of 12 high schools for the coming school year as part of a broader settlement with federal investigators who found "significant" gender-based participation gaps in district sports programs.

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U.S. senator presses national charter accountability bill

Among Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown's major proposals: Making charter school management and finances more open to the public, tracking how charter schools fit into each area's education plans and making sure that making profits isn't more important than educating kids.

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Wisc. schools chief urges Scott Walker to veto education measures

Many are policy items the state's leading Republicans slipped into the proposal with no public debate, such as allowing the Milwaukee County executive to take over failing schools in Milwaukee, creating a special-needs voucher program and requiring all students to pass a civics test to graduate.

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Confederate flag debates move to high school sports

School districts have been dealing with the use of Confederate symbols in sports for years, and not just in the South. From New York and Massachusetts, to Texas and Florida, schools have disassociated themselves with nicknames like Rebels and logos that feature gray-clad Confederate soldiers and the battle flag itself.

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