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LAUSD expands charter school probe

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Unified School District officials say they have expanded their financial probe of a charter school organization to include all eight locally operated institutions after moving to shut down two […]

07/22/2014

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2 Los Angeles charter schools could be closed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Unified School District officials have decided to shut down two charter schools, based on the finding of a draft audit that has not yet been made public. The Daily […]

07/21/2014

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Poor teens’ health may benefit from top schools

CHICAGO (AP) – Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools – their health may also benefit, a study suggests. Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use […]

07/21/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown

Student athlete concussion protocol expanded

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will require private and charter schools in California to keep student athletes off the field if there is a concern that they received a […]

10/01/2013

Charter school

Study: Poor, minority students see biggest advantages from charter schools; general gains seen

(AP) – A study on charter schools finds they tend to benefit students from poor families, black students and Hispanic English-language learners more than peers in other groups.   The study from the Center for Research […]

06/25/2013

Martin Richard, child killed in explosion near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon (AP Photo)

Marathon bombing victim, 8, recalled as spirited

BOSTON (AP) — The boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings was remembered by neighbors Tuesday as a vivacious 8-year-old who loved to run and climb. Martin Richard was among the three people killed in the explosions Monday.

04/16/2013

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Philly school lunches: Goodbye fries, hello fennel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In some school cafeterias in Philadelphia, students are saying goodbye to french fries and hello to roasted fennel. They’re also bidding farewell to long lunch lines in favor of family-style eating. It’s a new program called “Eatiquette.”

02/27/2013

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Report: Cities have hundreds of empty schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of schools in the nation’s largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valuable properties that are a drain on school district finances, according to a study released Monday.

02/11/2013

Audit: US oversight of charter school funds lax

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An audit of the U.S. Department of Education’s division overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has criticized the office for failing to properly monitor how states spend […]

10/24/2012

Calif. sees record number of new charter schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s charter schools continue to grow at a rapid clip with more new schools opening than ever before, an industry association said Wednesday. The California Charter Schools Association said an unprecedented […]

10/24/2012

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