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Political, Legal Fights Over School Vouchers' Fate

Students like Delano Coffy are at the heart of brewing political fights and court battles over whether public dollars should go to school vouchers to help make private schools more affordable.

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Mayor's Work on Schools Gets a Backer

Some of the most recognizable names in New York City education—including former schools Chancellor Joel Klein and educator Geoffrey Canada—have formed a group that will work to sustain Mayor Michael Bloomberg's school-reform efforts after he leaves office.

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Audit: Iowa Schools Group Lost $1M on Risky Deals

A troubled Iowa schools group lost more than $1 million in public funds on risky investments, wrongly claimed $500,000 in federal grant money and improperly allowed executives to keep computer equipment when they resigned, according to an audit report released Thursday.

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Mo. Senate Budget Plan Spares Education from Cuts

Public education would be spared from funding cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth Wednesday by a Missouri Senate committee.

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Sex Education Efforts Lagging in Schools, CDC Says

There's been little progress in recent years in boosting the number of American secondary schools that teach students how to prevent pregnancy and protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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Wisconsin Schools Put Early Emphasis on Reading

Six-year-old Colton Zajackowski sat at a table Wednesday, reading a book called "The Hungry Giant's Soup" to his teacher Theresa Matz.

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Chicago Teachers Support Strike in Mock Votes: Union Chief

Chicago public school teachers in 150 schools have voted overwhelmingly in mock ballots to support a strike, an angry union president said Thursday.

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NYC Schools Investigator Says Sexual Misconduct Complaints Are Up

There was a 35 percent increase in complaints of sexual misconduct involving school employees in the first three months of 2012 over last year, according to the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District.

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For School Reform, Is New Investment Enough?

In an interview at The Atlantic's " Jobs & Economy of the Future: Educating the Next Generation to Compete" Town Hall , U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pressed his case on the urgent need for America's public schools to "get better faster than we ever have."

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Louisiania Ed Reform Clears the Senate

Louisiana's Senate has put Gov. Bobby Jindal on the verge of winning a historic makeover of public education in the state with two votes Wednesday for bills that would diminish teacher tenure, alter the power of local school boards and establish a statewide private school voucher program.

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