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California's drought ripples through businesses, then to schools

Jane Brittell, the principal at Lorena Falasco Elementary School in Los Banos, a town about 35 miles north of Mendota, says she's worried the drought will force families to leave and pull their kids out of school.

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Tutor.com offers online Spanish tutors to students

Tutor.com announced a new online Spanish tutor service for students who are studying Spanish at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels including AP Spanish.
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San Diego School District puts teacher evaluations on the table

At issue is the next contract between San Diego Unified and San Diego Education Association – San Diego’s teachers union – which will cover teachers, nurses, counselors and other staff members.

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Delaware approves four charters, rejects one

The four charter school proposals approved by Secretary of Education Mark Murphy and the State Board of Education are: Freire Charter School, Delaware STEM Academy, Great Oaks Charter School and the Mapleton Charter School at Whitehall.

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Two wins for NYC charter schools

City charter schools scored a pair of legal victories this week as the teachers union lost an anti-charter lawsuit and Mayor de Blasio defended controversial school-sharing plans approved under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Arizona legislature's push to weaken public schools hits a snag

Eight Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting a proposal to make 112,000 children living in lower income areas eligible for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts.

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Banning chocolate milk in Oregon schools causes waste, lower milk consumption, study finds

The scientists removed chocolate milk from 11 schools and then studied the reaction. They found that students tossed nearly 30 percent of the white milk that was offered and that some kids even stopped eating school lunches.

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Six decades after Brown vs. Board of Education, NJ's schools are still segregated

What has received less attention is the segregated nature of suburban school districts, often integrated in outward appearance but racially stratified in the school building on the basis of class assignment.

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Good old days weren't so good for education

It’s popular to lambaste the quality of the public schools. Author and educator Diane Ravitch suggests this is part of an ulterior motive of some to privatize the entire public schools.

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What Poland and Finland can teach us about effective education

A typical student in Beverly Hills did worse on the PISA test than the average of all students in Canada. And economically disadvantaged students here did worse, often far worse, than poor kids in many other countries.

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