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Debate Over Year-round vs. Traditional Schools

By the time summer's over, many families can't wait for school to start. Working parents have struggled to find camps or babysitting, kids are bored and teachers fret over "summer slide" – the academic losses that research shows hits kids from poor families hardest.

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Same Gender Education Growing in Public Schools

The ACLU is challenging same gender education programs in public school systems stating it deprives equal educational opportunities.

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Huntsville (Ala.) School District to Receive Grants to Help 'Restart' Dawson Elementary, Westlawn Middle

It's official: Huntsville is one of six school districts in Alabama that are receiving more than $15.8 million in school improvement grants designed to aid struggling public schools.

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Summer is Education's Weak Link

Most students lose academic skills over the summer. And we've known since 1964.

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Conn. State Board Of Education Approves Guidelines For Teacher Evaluations

The Connecticut State Board of Education approved guidelines for a new system that will tie student performance to teacher evaluations.

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Bice Outlines Changes for Birmingham Schools

Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice said that the state's takeover of the Birmingham school system was intended to end its reputation for being top heavy with administrators, and he will do that with or without the cooperation of the city school board.

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Mayors Back Parents Seizing Control of Schools

Hundreds of mayors from across the United States this weekend called for new laws letting parents seize control of low-performing public schools and fire the teachers, oust the administrators or turn the schools over to private management.

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Maine Education Experiment: Hermon High Students to Earn College Credits

Next fall, 15 technology students from Hermon (Maine) High School will take part in a pilot program that will allow them to earn college credits while working towards their high school diplomas.

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Alabama Education Leaders Looking at Implementation of School Grading System, Incentive Program

Alabama education officials are still reviewing a new law that establishes a statewide system for grading public schools and provides cash incentives to schools that improve their students' performance.

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Arne Duncan Praises Twin Cities' Cooperative Efforts

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today lavished praise on several Twin Cities school districts, teachers unions and board members for the progressive nature of their relationships.

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