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State Data: Metro Detroit's Elite School Districts Show Achievement Gaps

Large achievement gaps lurk within some of Metro Detroit's elite school districts, according to data released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Education.

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Private Firms Eyeing Profits from U.S. Public Schools

The investors gathered in a tony private club in Manhattan were eager to hear about the next big thing, and education consultant Rob Lytle was happy to oblige.

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Cuomo Puts End to Special Education Bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have made school districts responsible for funding the placement of special education students in the private school of their family’s choice.

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Nashville Schools Rezoning Victory Stirs Support for Limited Busing

Black community leaders claim racism is a pervasive part of Nashville school policy and think a limited busing plan is needed.

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Judge Backs Mayor’s Decision to Revoke Indianapolis School Charter

The Project School in Indianapolis has lost a court battle to remain open after a judge denied an injunction challenging Mayor Greg Ballard's decision to revoke the school’s charter.

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Education Reset in Connecticut

Bridgeport school superintendent Paul Vallas wowed some in the education community when he passed a sweeping five-year plan to fix Connecticut's worst school district after being on the job for only three months.

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A Mississippi District Further Develops Goals

The Tupelo Public School District is working to develop concrete indicators to measure its progress toward district goals.

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Fla. Ed Commissioner Resigns Suddenly

Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson resigned unexpectedly Tuesday, saying that "living far away from my family" was too much of a challenge to continue as Florida's schools chief.

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End of an Era: Tests, Ratings that Defined N.C. Schools Come to Close

Fifteen years ago, North Carolina rolled out its first “ABCs of Public Education” report, ushering in an era when student test scores shaped the reputation of schools and the communities they serve.

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