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Stimulus Gone, Pa. Schools in Bind

Federal stimulus money warped Pennsylvania's education budget both upward and downward during the last three years, and the state's 500 school districts and 12.6 million taxpayers are beginning to see the consequences.

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School Bullying in Indiana--It's Not What it Used to Be

Bullying in school is hardly a new problem, but in many cases today, it doesn't look like it once did.

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Healthier School Meals Come at Higher Price in Georgia District

Students eating in Cobb County school cafeterias next year will see healthier meal options, but at a higher cost.

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Disability Advocates Want Federal Action to Curtail Seclusion, Restraint of Students

Tens of thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and disability advocates hope that a new Education Department report detailing the practice of "seclusion and restraint" will spur federal action to end it.

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Detroit Parents Explore Options as Charter, Private and Public Schools Woo Students

Chiquita Hall has purchased her first home in the city of Detroit and wants to support her surroundings as much as she can.

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Washington County (Utah) Schools Offer Parents New Choices

The word "choice" in education is traditionally associated with private schools, home schooling or other alternatives to the public school system, but the Washington County School District is pursuing its own version of choice starting next school year.

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Opinion: Triggering the End of Public Education

 The Florida Legislature has finally figured out how to destroy public education — under the guise of "school choice." After all, everybody likes choice, unless it involves abortion, contraception or gay marriage.

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Teachers Criticize Malloy's Education Reform Plan At West Hartford Forum

Glastonbury, Conn. teacher Scott Minnick compared the educational system to a tripod. One of the legs, he told the governor Tuesday night, is a "socioeconomic problem that ... teachers cannot fix." Then why, Minnick asked, does the education reform bill in the state legislature focus on teachers?

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Wyoming Education Reform Bill Clears Legislature

It came down to the final day and an unusual closed-door meeting by the entire House of Representatives, but the Legislature approved an education overhaul bill continuing Wyoming’s effort to help better prepare its public school students.

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North Haven Cuts to Special Education Upset Parents

Several Ridge (New Haven, Conn.) Road School parents asked the Board of Education to restore seven special education-related positions that were cut from the 2012-13 budget.

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