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What Budget Cuts Mean for Third Graders in a Rural School
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Jun 6, 7:19 AM: An elementary school in North Carolina illustrates some of the many challenges facing public schools across the country.
Dallas ISD gets creative to bring back charter school students
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Jun 1, 4:48 AM: The district kicked off a series of visits to seven of the biggest apartment complexes in Southwestern Dallas with the lowest enrollment in DISD, dubbed "Rock the Block." A Dallas ISD police officer served as a DJ, and there were >
Opinion: Diversify N.Y. high schools now
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May 31, 7:13 AM: If New York City is going to have the first-class public education system it deserves, then the new chancellor and the city's Panel for Educational Policy need to tackle the widespread academic segregation in the city's high >
EDITORIAL: Competitive pressures and the Clark County School District
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May 30, 4:51 AM: Don’t look now, but members of the Clark County School Board have inadvertently offered a rousing endorsement for school choice. Don’t look now, but members of the Clark County School Board have inadvertently offered a rousing >
Small schools in this rural part of N.J. are under threat
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May 29, 6:07 AM: Over 100 people sat in folding chairs and at cafeteria lunch tables in the Califon School gym, and when those seats ran out they stood in the back and lined the walls. They were there to hear a discussion on the results of a >
After Turnaround, York Elementary Outshines Newer, More Affluent Schools Academically
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May 29, 5:22 AM: In an aging school in one of Springfield's highest poverty neighborhoods, students are outperforming their peers academically. York Elementary, which used to be one of Springfield's lowest-scoring schools, mounted a successful >
State Senate OKs rural school aid for county districts
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May 24, 6:15 AM:

After years of state, school and town officials beating the drum for rural school aid, rural districts, including Mohawk, Frontier, Pioneer Valley, and the 19 member-town Franklin County Technical School District, could see $100 >

Tax rates, charters and more: The powers JCPS could lose in a takeover
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May 24, 6:06 AM: The Jefferson County school board can hire superintendents, sign off on new charter schools and manage district funds.
New York City Schools Chief Questions How Students Are Screened
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May 24, 4:45 AM: New York City’s new schools chancellor on Wednesday questioned the rationale for public schools that screen students by ability, a key element of admissions at many schools in the nation’s largest district.
LASD shrinks despite concerns over growth
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May 23, 7:14 AM:

The only exception, according to the report, is Bullis Charter School, which has turned away a record number of families due to space constraints and plans to increase enrollment by more than 30 percent in the coming years. >

Newark picks its own school superintendent for first time in 22 years
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May 23, 5:39 AM: Leon will lead the largest school district in New Jersey, months after the state returned the reins of the district to the local board. The board unanimously voted to extend Leon an offer of employment, but still needs to negotiate >
Florida districts keep up fight against charter school law
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May 21, 7:10 AM: Eleven school districts in Florida are refusing to give up their legal battle over an education law that steered more money to charter schools.
Boston Public Schools changes include working with University of Virginia
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May 17, 5:51 AM: Boston Public Schools is working with the University of Virginia in a new three-year partnership to improve achievement at five elementary schools.
As Memphis expands its efforts to improve schools, one model is about to double in size
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May 17, 5:42 AM: The high-performing Whitehaven High school is also the anchor of the Empowerment Zone, one of Shelby County Schools’ newest intervention programs. It will more than double in size by adding six schools this fall.
In North Carolina, Teacher Protest Exposes Rural-Urban Divide 
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May 16, 7:28 AM: Roughly two-thirds of North Carolina’s children will be out of school Wednesday after districts announced closures to accommodate thousands of teachers’ requests for the day off to march on the state Capitol in support of increased >
PSJA ISD teachers: Charter-like proposal good, but needs more time
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May 15, 6:39 AM: With sudden news of a possible district-wide overhaul and a few weeks to make a decision, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district teachers are trying to figure out whether they move forward with a plan that could give them more >
Rural schools seen falling aside from funding woes
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May 14, 5:07 AM: Rural school districts in Indiana are in dire straits, at least that's what the Friends of Public Education said at a rally on Saturday at North Central High School.
TUSD racing to sell closed school in effort to avoid sale to charter, private schools
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May 11, 5:53 AM: The Tucson Unified School District is racing to sell its long-vacant Corbett Elementary School, attempting to beat the deadline for a new state law that could force it to sell to a charter or private school.
Opinion: Who wants to run this ‘exceptionally messy’ school system?
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May 9, 5:09 AM: What has made Prince George’s “exceptionally messy,” in the words of one national educational policy expert to The Post’s Donna St. George, are long-standing political tensions centered on issues of school governance. Years of >
The Neubauers want to fix Philly schools. Their plan? To sharpen the principal force.
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May 8, 5:58 AM: There are too many students in the city — about 225,000 — to improve the education system directly through them, he thought. There are 20,000 teachers and 350 public, private, and charter schools. But principals? There, the >

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