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Fighting Truancy in Chicago Schools: A Score Card on Strategies

Chicago school officials have tried but largely abandoned various strategies for combating truancy in grades K-8 during the past two decades, while collecting little if any data on whether the programs were effective or why some failed. A few programs remain in place but operate on a limited scale or are riddled with problems, the Tribune found.

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Candidates File Papers to Run for L.A. School Board

The race for three Los Angeles school board seats — and an expected showdown between the teachers union and its opponents — began to take shape Saturday with the deadline for candidates to announce their plans to run.

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Cyber-Charter Schools: Are They Making the Grade?

Angela Altrichter home-schooled all three of her sons through eighth grade.

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School Shooting Protocol Shifts From Lockdown-Only

Students in Canton, Mass., are the latest to receive training that would give them a more proactive role in responding to a school shooter. Instead of hiding, they would barricade doors and learn counter techniques.

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W.Va. Schools Most Prepared for Disaster, Study Finds

West Virginia schools are better equipped to handle disasters like Hurricane Sandy than many other states, according to a national report.

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The Fight Over A Failing Chicago High School

By just about any definition, Walter H. Dyett High School has failed.

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Mich. Schools Offer Virtual Learning Centers

With time comes change and with change comes growth. Through the years education and technology have been changing and schools have been growing to encompass these new changes. With locations in Ashley High School, St. Louis, Fulton and St. Johns, several mid-Michigan schools provide new virtual learning centers.

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Plan Filed in Court to End Tucson District's Desegregation Case

The latest plan to bring an end to TUSD's desegregation case was filed in court Friday and outlines steps the district must take to free itself of federal oversight.

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Personalized learning in elementary schools.


View the on-demand presentation to hear what the future holds.

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Action for Healthy Kids


Nutrition and Physical Education experts address the issues of childhood undernourishment and obesity, and support school districts in increasing opportunities for children to conquer these issues.

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