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Philly schools open to 'grim new normal'

The first day of school in Philadelphia is also the start of a grim new normal for the district's 137,000 students and their families.

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Guards help escort Chicago kids to new schools

Thousands of Chicago children whose schools were shuttered last spring walked to new ones on the first day of school Monday under the watchful eye of police officers and newly hired safety guards there to provide protection as the kids crossed unfamiliar streets — many of them gang boundaries.

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Closed Michigan district's 2,200 students, buildings reassigned

In a meeting that saw residents vow to fight for justice and educators fight back tears, the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency board voted to reassign the 2,200 students who attended the Inkster public schools district to four nearby districts.

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Children headed elsewhere as two Michigan school districts are dissolved

The communities of Buena Vista and Inkster today became the first that will see their school systems dissolved under a new law after local officials missed a 5 p.m. deadline to find money to help operate next school year.

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Euphoria is over for Chicago schools that won reprieve, kept doors open

Seven Chicago Public Schools that seemed doomed to go away in a record round of school closings won a last-minute reprieve in May that felt, said parents. But now an uncertainty has set in about what the upcoming school year could look like, given budget cuts at some of those schools.

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A takeover of a failing Philadelphia school produces successful results

Last year when American Paradigm Schools took over Philadelphia's infamous, failing John Paul Jones Middle School, the police predicted chaos. But instead, results show that in a single year, the number of serious incidents fell by 90 percent.

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Chicago parents ask court to delay plan to close schools

Chicago parents are asking a U.S. judge to delay for at least one year, if not permanently, the city Board of Education’s plans to close 49 public schools.

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High school student decline a strain for Boston

Boston public high school enrollment is on the slide, leaving nearly 3,000 seats empty and raising questions about possible school closures.

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19 more Chicago elementary schools close for good

Chicago school district also working on plans to expand its Safe Passage Program to the welcoming schools where students from closed schools will be moved.

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Chicago union chief faults ‘rich white people’ for city’s education mess

In a scathing speech on Wednesday, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union charged that racism and “rich white people” are to blame for the immense financial crisis facing the Chicago Public Schools.

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