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Obama Creating African-American Education Office

President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.

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Pinellas School Board Chooses Three Superintendent Finalists

After rejecting a last-minute push to pursue a more aggressive search for a new schools chief, the Pinellas School Board picked three finalists.

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Top-Ranked Virginia High School Slapped With Civil Rights Complaint

Getting into Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is like winning the lottery, Suzanne Rheault, CEO of the test-prep company Aristotle Circle, told U.S. News in April, calling the No. 2 ranked Best High School the "MIT of high schools."

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Plan for Holding Private Schools Accountable in Voucher Program Wins Board Approval

The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a new set of academic standards Tuesday for private schools participating in Louisiana's expanded voucher program.

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Report Gives W.Va. Education Low Marks

An annual report on the well-being of West Virginia children gives the state's education system low marks, ranking it 47th in the nation.

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Feds Urge Colleges to Adopt New Student Aid Form

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging colleges and universities to adopt an easy-to-understand financial aid form to help students make smarter decisions on where to study, how to pay and determine what they'll owe.

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Ohio to Investigate Toledo School District Attendance Changes

The Toledo school district in northwest Ohio retroactively altered student attendance records to improve its results on a state report card, the superintendent said. The state is investigating.

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Lottery Sends $41.5 Million to Idaho Schools

The Idaho Lottery is reporting another record year, posting more than $175 million in sales during the last fiscal year.

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Sally Ride's Legacy Lives in Education Programs

Pioneering astronaut Sally Ride died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

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Bernanke Champions Early Childhood Education

Educating children starting at an early age increases their opportunities and benefits the larger economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a video prepared to be shown Tuesday.

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