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State Education Chief Joins in Celebrating Jefferson Parish Test Score Gains

Knowing that stress from the upheaval of widespread changes can cause an initial dip in achievement before improvements start to show, Superintendent James Meza said he braced himself for the test results from his first year of reforming Jefferson Parish public schools. Then on Wednesday, he rejoiced.

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Parents, Students need Additional Education on Cyberbullying

Acting out of what the judge called "colossal insensitivity," former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Monday for spying on and invading the privacy of his roommate.

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Hundreds March in Opposition to Governor’s Education Cuts; Several Arrested

Amid chants of “Hey Corbett, you can’t hide, we can see your greedy side,” hundreds of protesters marched from the United Steelworkers building in downtown Pittsburgh to Governor Tom Corbett’s regional office on Fifth Avenue with signs that read, "Save our Schools."

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More Problems for Bully

A judge grants a major legal victory to the school officials demonized by the documentary.

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Chicago Public Schools to Hire Education Advisor at $21,500 a Month

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, former Cleveland public schools CEO, was hired Wednesday to advise Chicago school officials while they do a national search for a chief education officer.

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Mitt Romney Lays out Education Views in Speech Before Latino Group

Mitt Romney proposed a significant restructuring of the American education system, one that would revamp the funding formulas, encourage more charter schools, and revive the debate over how poor and disabled students choose the schools they attend.

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Mitt Romney Announces Education Policy Team

Mitt Romney on Tuesday announced an extensive list of education policy advisers, further adding to the growing roster of voices helping the presumptive Republican presidential nominee flesh out his policies on major national issues.

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Ore. Districts Not Taking Advantage of Energy Efficiency Programs

Auditors overseen by the Secretary of State’s office pored through 6,859 measures identified in school energy audits from 2002 to 2010, and found school districts often didn’t implement the most cost-saving recommendations.

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Economy Affects Some Districts' Summer School

When the Lindbergh Mo. School District starts summer school on June 11, there will be no elementary or middle school courses.

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Fla. Education Officials Unveil Website for Parents in Wake of Low FCAT Scores

The Department of Education rolled out a communications outreach program Monday to teach parents about its role in state education. It includes a new website, hotline, and online forums and blogs for parents.

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