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Under veteran educator Carmen Fariña, the 1.1-million-student district could reverse some of the policies that have dominated it for more than a decade.
Six states are splitting nearly $281 million in the third round of the U.S. Department of Education's effort to boost early-learning programs.
Five winners, all from the South, are splitting $120 million of the federal grant funding, in the competition that mostly rewarded small and rural districts.
Teachers are paying close attention to their students' academic well-being, contrary to the image painted by Arne Duncan and those who take the U.S. PISA results out of context, write father and son educators Robert and David Weintraub.
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The rise of cyber charter schools is prodding many school districts to ramp up their own virtual-education offerings.
The once-tense relationship between public school districts and home schoolers is giving way to something more cordial, if complex.
School choice options such as vouchers and tax-credit scholarships can complicate per-fiscal planning for local officials.