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Dispute erupts over school reform in Newark, NJ

More than three years after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg committed $100 million toward remaking Newark’s struggling schools, the district is engulfed in a dispute over proposed large-scale teacher layoffs that’s threatening to derail wider reform efforts.

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A question unanswered: What is quality early education?

From President Obama’s recent budget announcement proposing a $68.6 billion hike in the federal tobacco tax to help pay for universal pre-K, to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), and governors and legislators…

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Pueblo schools put on notice

State education officials are warning Pueblo City Schools the clock is ticking on their attempts to fix problems that could affect student graduations.

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Nevada graduation rate rises as students excluded from count

Call her the invisible student. Citlali Galvan is still attending class but — like her three older siblings — won’t graduate from high school. The failure of the Clark County 18-year-old, who attended Basic High School before enrolling in adult education, won’t…

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In Rent Plan for Charters, Mayor Faces a Hard Road

As a candidate for mayor, Bill de Blasio electrified crowds of parents and education activists with a pledge to charge rent to charter schools, one of the starkest policy departures from his predecessor, Michael R. Bloomberg.

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