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California Gov. Jerry Brown Promises Fight Over Education Overhaul

Jerry Brown says lawmakers will get 'the battle of their lives' if they balk at his plan to give more funds to poor districts and more spending flexibility to all school districts.

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Cleveland Names 'Investment Schools' Slated for Turnaround

The Cleveland school district this afternoon named 13 low-performing schools to receive intensive help next school year, a major step in kicking off the Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools.

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Three Philly Schools Get Grants to Expand

Three of Philadelphia's most innovative traditional public schools are set to expand, thanks to $6 million in grants from the nonprofit Philadelphia School Partnership. All told, Center City's Science Leadership Academy, Germantown's Hill-Freedman Middle School, and the Navy Yard's Sustainability Workshop are expected to add 1,600 new students over the next three years.

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Michael Bloomberg Donates $350,000 to L.A. School Board Race

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg donated $350,000 to the Los Angeles school board campaign this week, records show. Bloomberg's contribution, which was filed Tuesday, will enlarge the already sizable war chest of the Coalition for School Reform, a political action committee led by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

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Kutztown (Pa.) Board Approves Spending for Infrastructure Upgrade

The Kutztown (Pa.) School Board approved a $171,500 technology infrastructure upgrade. "The vision is to provide reliable and current resources," said Dr. Christopher Harrington, director of Bridges Virtual Education School.

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New Jersey School Holds Fundraiser to Buy Computers

From 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, the Parent-Teacher Organization of the grades 6-8 Madison Junior School will host a special event, “Connections in Bloom,” to raise funds to support the need for advanced technology at the school.

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Cleveland District Considers Using Funds to Build Downtown

Although the Cleveland School District is leaving its longtime offices on East Sixth Street this summer, school board member Eric Wobser wants the district to increase its presence downtown. Wobser has proposed using all $4.5 million from the sale of the district headquarters to the Drury hotel chain for creating a new school downtown, or expanding one or both of the district schools already there.

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Lack of Funding Will Sidetrack Missouri's Education Goals

As executive director of the Southwest Center for Educational Excellence, a consortium of 45 public school districts, private schools, colleges, and universities, I feel it is my duty to share some thoughts on Senate Bill 26, sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit.

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High-Performing American Indian Charter Schools Struggle for Survival

Students at the American Indian Model Schools have consistently outperformed most of their peers nationwide. But on Sunday night parents and board members were groping for a way to keep the schools' doors open.

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With Money and Help Pouring In, Buffalo Schools Must Show Results

Here is the conundrum facing Buffalo Public Schools: The district is receiving record levels of support from the public and private sectors, but the needle is hardly moving on its performance.

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