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Commentary: Alternative Education a Way to Stem School-to-Prison Pipeline

The apocalyptic state of public education is shoving our high school dropouts onto a pathway to the penitentiary. The latest proof comes in recent reports about how Highland Park may resort to a charter system to keep its doors open in September.

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Deborah Kenny: Why Charter Schools Work

Twenty years ago, the country's first charter school opened in Minnesota. This is a momentous anniversary not just for the two million families who now send their children to public charter schools, but for all Americans.

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The Education System That Pulled China Up May Now Be Holding It Back

China wants inventors and entrepreneurs, but its schools, built around the notorious gaokao exam, are still designed to produce cookie-cutter engineers and accountants.

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Tenn. Pro-Abstinence Sex Education Law Sparks Debate

A pro-abstinence sex education law enacted recently in Tennessee has critics warning that it will fail to check the state's teen pregnancy rate, as supporters stand their ground on the need for barring explicit sex education.

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Saints QB Brees: Concussion Education Critical

 

Drew Brees knows he has a dangerous job. The record-setting quarterback of the New Orleans Saints is eager to make football safer at all levels.

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'Critical' Time for Education in Pa., Secretary Says

Pennsylvania is in a "critical" time for education, according to state Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis.

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Lottery Officials in Utah Want Education Percentage to 'Just Go Away'

Lottery officials say they would like to offer $10 and $20 instant scratch-off tickets with larger prizes, but that is not feasible.

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Vogel Exits Seminole (Fla.) Schools With Stern Warning

Bill Vogel has grave concerns about the future of public education in Florida as he ends nine years at the helm of one of Florida's highest-achieving school districts.

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Charter School Bill Would Hold Mo. Schools to Higher Accountability

Chaotic closures, low test scores and financial struggles have dogged the charter school movement in Missouri.

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Schools in Ohio District Pruned Records, Four Say

A team of data-processing workers inflated Columbus schools’ attendance figures by routinely and purposely removing large numbers of absent students from the rolls, four former district data analysts told The Dispatch.

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