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Oakland Schools' New Budget Projection Drops by $8M

New budget numbers revealed to the public this week suggest that it may have been premature to celebrate the Oakland school district's return to fiscal solvency.

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N.Y. City Panel Approves Special Education Inclusion Plan

A plan to restructure the city’s special education program by funneling thousands of learning disabled children into mainstream classrooms — an increasingly popular practice around the country — was given the go-ahead Wednesday night when the Panel for Education Policy voted to change the city’s financing formula to pay for it.

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N.C. Bill Ties Corporate Breaks, Private Schools

Tens of thousands of North Carolina public school students would leave for private classrooms if they got tuition help of up to $4,000 a year funded by corporations able to donate their money instead of paying state taxes, an analysis showed for legislation introduced Wednesday.

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Arne Duncan Praises Twin Cities' Cooperative Efforts

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today lavished praise on several Twin Cities school districts, teachers unions and board members for the progressive nature of their relationships.

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Partnership for LA Schools Receives $1.6M in Foundation Backing for Digital Learning Initiative

The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools today announced it has received 1.6 million dollars from several leading California foundations to support its Digital Learning initiative--a program that brings technology and education software into classrooms serving nearly 17,000 low income students across Los Angeles.

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Worcester County (Md.) Schools Picks Superintendent

A Colorado educator is taking over for retiring Superintendent Jon Andes.

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Detroit Schools, City Officials Team Up to Redevelop Empty Schools

They range from a two-story English Tudor-style building with a swimming pool, fireplace and two glass conservatories to a sprawling, graffiti-laden structure ravaged by thieves.

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Cheating Inquiry Under Way at 2 Top-Rated City Schools

Two of the highest-ranking public elementary schools in New York City are under investigation for possible irregularities on state examinations, officials said.

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Florida's Education Chief Holds Forum in Tampa on FCAT

Florida's education chief will be in Tampa today to host the first in a series of public forums, part of a blitz to quell frustrations about the state's testing system.

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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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