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Volume 11, Issue 12
March 22, 2012
High School Graduation Rate Rises in U.S.
More high school students across the country are graduating on time but dropouts continue to be a significant national problem, creating a drag on the economy, according to a report to be issued Monday by a nonprofit group headed by former secretary of state Colin L. Powell.
Why Some Parents Resent the Success Charter Schools
The controversy in Brooklyn over the impending arrival of Success Academy charter schools made it onto the OpEd page of The New York Times this weekend, when Lucinda Rosenfeld explained just what is making so many middle-class parents so angry.
Still in Middle School at 17, and Out of Hope
"Forget high school, I'm gonna get my G.E.D. You know what that is, Miss?"
Australian School Suspends Boy Who Shaved Head for Charity
An Australian schoolboy was suspended after he shaved his head to raise funds for a cancer charity and support a friend who is battling leukemia.
State Supreme Court Rules That Governor Can't Yank School Board Members
The state Supreme Court has limited the governor's ability to intervene in feuding and dysfunctional school boards.
Maine Gov Talks Up School Reforms
Gov. Paul LePage says Maine's 21 percent rate of students who fail to get their high school diplomas is better than the national 25 percent rate. But in his weekly radio address, LePage says that's still not good enough.
Newark to Unveil More Details About School Re-Organization Plan
Newark officials are set to unveil more details about a wide-ranging plan to reorganize the city's struggling school district.
San Mateo at the Center of School-Renovation Boom
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act may be winding down, but there's another economic stimulus taking place in and around San Mateo, where two school districts are spending hundreds of millions of dollars overhauling their facilities.
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