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7 More Requests OKd for Waivers from No Child Left Behind Law

Arizona, Oregon, South Carolina, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi and the District of Columbia join 26 states already exempt from strict school testing standards.

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Enfield (Conn.) Board of Education Accepts Settlement Offer In Graduation Site Lawsuit

The settlement ends more than two years of litigation over use of a Bloomfield church for commencement exercises.

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Former Ankeny Superintendent Denies Fraud Allegations in School District's Lawsuit

Former Ankeny school Superintendent Matthew Wendt is accused of fraud and deliberately misleading Ankeny school board members in a lawsuit filed in Polk County District court Tuesday.

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Chicago Schools CEO Criticizes Recommendation on Teacher Raises

Talk of a possible Chicago teacher strike got louder Wednesday, as the head of the school system blasted a fact-finder's recommendation to give teachers a double-digit raise, saying it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and lead to mass-layoffs and classroom crowding.

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In N.J. 24 School Districts, Including Monmouth Vo-Tech, Part of Pilot Program

The New Jersey Department of Education has selected 24 districts to participate in either the first year of the state’s principal evaluation pilot program or the second year of its teacher evaluation pilot program this school year.

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Flagler School District Takes $3.8M Budget Hit

Flagler County School Board members and staff heard some sobering news Tuesday night: The district's revenues will be about $3.8 million less than they anticipated.

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Oroville-Area School in California Districts Finalizing Plans for Transitional Kindergarten

A new program designed to help autumn-born youngsters develop kindergarten-readiness skills is set to begin next month at three Oroville-area elementary school districts.

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Opinion: School Districts Must Learn from Penn State’s Failures

Repercussions from the horrific acts by Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky reported by the media have yet to fully emerge.

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Stimulus Funds Saved Education Jobs, But States Still Slow To Implement Reforms: Center On Education Policy Survey

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed promise to assist education, but some of its results have yet to be realized.

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College Readiness Test Part of Three-Year Program

A new college awareness, readiness and education initiative aims to better prepare area sophomores for college.

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