Experts: Half of foster kids quit high school

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Experts: Half of foster kids quit high schoolNews from Boston.com: When Carey Sommer entered foster care in California, he left his mom, his high school and his friends. Bounced from home to home, he changed high schools nine times until the disheartened teen finally dropped out. “I just started to not really care about high [...]

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Illinois high school graduation rates slump

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Illinois high school graduation rates slumpNews from Chicago Tribune: Richards High School in Oak Lawn saw its graduation rate drop from near 100… (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune) October 31, 2011|By Diane Rado, Chicago Tribune reporter Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students [...]

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After-school tutoring likely to end as dozens of states pursue No Child Left …

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After-school tutoring likely to end as dozens of states pursue No Child Left …News from Washington Post: By Associated Press, MINNEAPOLIS — Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for after-school tutoring, a program [...]

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A celebration of 40 years of Taunton’s Coyle & Cassidy High School

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A celebration of 40 years of Taunton’s Coyle & Cassidy High SchoolNews from Taunton Daily Gazette: While Catholic education has undergone significant changes over the decades, the tradition in Taunton remains strong 40 years after the city’s two Catholic high schools merged. When the all-boys Monsignor Coyle High School merged with the girls-only Bishop Cassidy [...]

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Gretchen Holt-Witt raises funding for pediatric cancer research with Cookies …

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Gretchen Holt-Witt raises funding for pediatric cancer research with Cookies …News from New York Daily News: Gretchen Holt-Witt is fighting pediatric cancer one cookie at a time. The New Jersey mom, who founded the nonprofit Cookies for Kids Cancer after her son Liam, then 2, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, has raised over $ 4 million [...]

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High Schools, Colleges Push Financial Literacy

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High Schools, Colleges Push Financial LiteracyNews from Education Week News: Published Online: October 28, 2011 Teacher Kathy Thomas helps Chris Leyva, 17, a junior in Herndon High School’s Economics and Personal Finance class, construct a resume on Oct. 27 in Herndon, Va. With the cost of college rising and family finances strained, students are taking [...]

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No Child Left Behind may have been faulty, but we still need to close the …

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No Child Left Behind may have been faulty, but we still need to close the …News from TIME: Ah, the achievement gap. So much trouble to fix, so why bother trying? That seems to be the attitude in Washington, where pundits have spent the last several months ripping the current focus on improving the low end [...]

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Oswego School Board approves teacher salary increases, architect for high schools

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Oswego School Board approves teacher salary increases, architect for high schoolsNews from Chicago Sun-Times: By Jenette Sturges jsturges@stmedianetwork.com October 27, 2011 12:32PM Updated: October 27, 2011 6:23PM Earlier this week, the Oswego School Board approved labor contracts with teachers and support staff that include raises, as well as a construction contract for additions to both [...]

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Harkin-Enzi No Child Left Behind Bill Faces Uncertain Future

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Harkin-Enzi No Child Left Behind Bill Faces Uncertain FutureNews from Huffington Post: Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress’s heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators Tom Harkin’s (D-Iowa) and Mike Enzi’s (R-Wyo.) measure faces a rocky road. Their bill would reauthorize the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, [...]

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The Wrong Fix for No Child Left Behind

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The Wrong Fix for No Child Left BehindNews from New York Times: Published: October 26, 2011 The revised No Child Left Behind Act that passed out of the Senate education committee last week goes too far in relaxing state accountability and federal oversight of student achievement. The business community, civil rights groups and advocates of [...]

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