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School Reform Organization Gets Average Grades

Over the last decade, a nonprofit teaching academy with strong political ties has launched an education revolution inside Chicago Public Schools, tearing down and rebuilding some of the city's worst-performing schools.

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Lottery Money Dwindles for High-Performing Schools

A special lottery fund created to reward Florida schools for boosting grades has been cut to the point that the state Department of Education wasn't sure there would be enough to go around this year.

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Education Standards Bill Defeated in Indiana Senate Panel

An effort to force Indiana to withdraw from "common core" education standards failed, but the bill's sponsor promised to try to revive it.

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Jindal Says Education Reforms Can't Wait for Another Generation of Kids

Education was the topic of discussion in northeast Louisiana as Governor Bobby Jindal and the state’s new Superintendent of Education John White visited the area.

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A Surprise Award for AP Excellence

Superintendent Sherrie B. Nickell, Polk County (Fla.) Public Schools
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Utah Lawmakers Look to Improve Education

Democratic state lawmakers are entering this year's legislative session with a package of bills they say will raise Utah from the bottom of national public education rankings.

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New York City Says It Will Focus on College Readiness

The latest statistic bedeviling New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s efforts to show progress in the city’s public schools during his tenure is a startling, but well-known one: one out of every four students who entered high school in 2007, and graduated four years later, was not ready for college-level work.

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Critics Dominate Hearing on Indiana School Grading Changes

Critics were virtually the only people who showed up for a public hearing on proposed rules changes they claim will lead to more schools being taken over by the state.

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St. Louis Schools are Near Accreditation, Supt. Tells State Board

St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams showed the Missouri Board of Education data Tuesday indicating the city's school system is just a few students shy of receiving the academic point needed to regain accreditation.

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