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Are NCLB waiver states intervening in the right schools?

In Nevada during the 2011-12 school year, 86 schools were in "restructuring" under the No Child Left Behind Act—the most aggressive sanction under the federal school accountability law. But after the state got an NCLB waiver, by the 2012-13 school year,…

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Utah’s graduation rates are rising

Utah’s high school graduation rate continued to soar in 2013, according to state data released Tuesday. Last school year, 81 percent of Utah seniors graduated, compared with 78 percent the year before. It’s at least the fifth year in a row…

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Big-city grade schoolers make progress on National Report Card

Grade school students in big U.S. cities made progress toward catching up with nationwide averages on a national report card of math and reading proficiency released today. Fourth-graders in Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta contributed to the advance with increases in math scores…

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‘Innovative district’ applications raise eyebrows

Eight Kansas school districts have filed applications under a new state law to exempt themselves from many regulations governing K-12 education, and some of those are raising concerns within education circles. But superintendents of those districts say the waivers would allow…

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Lacey school board approves drug testing students

High school students in Lacey, N.J.,  must submit to random drug testing in 2014 to stay in extra-curricular activities, attend dances and proms, or even park their cars at school. Under a new random drug testing policy — adopted Monday by…

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College Connections program gets top award

The Office of Education, in partnership with Riverside City College engages at-risk youths age 16-21 in the College Connections Program and identifies appropriate pathways for students to complete their high school education and transition into viable options after high school. Students…

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