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Department Of Education: LAUSD School District Failing English-Learners

The Los Angeles Unified School District is failing to provide equal education to students learning English, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

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Maine Seeks Early Education Grant

Maine is requesting a $32.2 million federal grant to improve the quality of and access to early childhood learning and development programs.

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Economic Stresses Surface in the Classroom

The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness.

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High School Dropout Rates for Minority and Poor Students Disproportionately High

Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should be changed, and how it can best serve students and teachers while improving the American education system.

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Most States to Seek Exception to Education Law

A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the "No Child Left Behind" education law, the Education Department said Thursday.

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Los Angles Unified Agrees to Revise How English Learners, Blacks Are Taught

The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to sweeping revisions in the way it teaches students learning English, as well as black youngsters, settling a federal civil rights investigation that examined whether the district was denying the students a quality education.

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LAUSD Schools to Boost Equity for Minority Students

A 19-month civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles Unified School District found that the district failed to provide an equal education to English-learners and black students, resulting in wide academic disparities, the U.S. Department of Education announced.

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Group Urges More Money to Aid Poor in School

New York State already outspends the rest of the nation on education, and a group of education experts at Teachers College at Columbia University is calling for it to spend even more.

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Black Children Still Left Behind

Educators seek new strategies to address persistent achievement gaps and discrimination against African-American students.

A School District's Rise from Mediocrity

A North Carolina district, which was plagued with underperforming schools in the 1990s, revamped its leadership, instruction and culture to be a class act for the 21st century—and an example for other districts.

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