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Michigan Schools Meet Merit Requirements

 July 26, 2007 Michigan Public Schools saw a significant “raising of the bar” for graduation standards in 2006. Governor Jennifer M. Granholm signed the Michigan Merit Curriculum into law after a team ..

Illinois Schools Implement Quality Recommendations

 July 26, 2007 At the end of the 2006-2007 school year, educators, administrators and legislators gathered to discuss policies and recommend strategies for the Illinois Schools. The focus of the forum was to ..

Portland Schools Exceed Budget By 1.7 Million

 July 26, 2007 Superintendent of Portland Public Schools, Mary Jo O'Connor announced that the Portland Schools have exceeded their $81.7 budget by about 2%. This is despite $500,000 in cuts made in May of 2006. ..

Transforming Ohio Schools

 July 26, 2007 Ohio Public Schools have undergone significant changes since 2004 due to the Ohio High School Transformation Initiative (OHSTI). This is a plan that replaced the Ohio Schools massive and ineffective ..

Cincinnati Schools Curb Spending

 July 11, 2007 The Superintendent of the Cincinnati Schools recommended a budget for the 2007-2008 school year that is lower than the current budget by about $308 thousand dollars. This budget will mean that the ..

New York City Schools See Large Success With Small Schools

 July 11, 2007 New York City Schools started converting many of its massive high schools into smaller, thematic schools in 2002. The 2006 graduates who were the first students in New York City Schools to have spent .

Young Teachers Moving On in Milwaukee Schools

 July 11, 2007 Teaching in the Milwaukee Schools is not all that some think it will be. Young teachers there have one of the highest turnover rates in the nation. According to some in the Milwaukee Schools, there ..

Are Memphis Schools Getting What they Pay For?

 July 11, 2007 The 2001 No Child Left Behind Act provided many programs for students through out the country. In the Memphis Schools it made free pre-kindergarten and extra tutoring by teachers during school hours ..

Los Angeles Schools Run Nation's Second Largest District

 July 11, 2007 In terms of numbers, Los Angeles Schools make up the second largest public school district in the country. Only New York City Schools top them. The issues of running any urban system are complex, but .

Denver Schools Worry About Diversity

 July 11, 2007 In June of this year, the United States Supreme Court ruled to restrict schools across the nation, including Denver Schools, from using race to determine attendance. This decision will limit the ..

Dallas School Budget Great for Teachers

 July 11, 2007 The Dallas Schools presented a budget to the trustees that may have teachers receiving raises as high as $5000 next school year. The proposed $1.16 billion budget contains nearly $31.5 million for ..

Columbus Schools Won't See Vote in 2007

 July 11, 2007 Voters in the Columbus Schools area who were hoping to see a ballot initiative in November will be disappointed. The Campaign for Ohio’s Future, a group made up of 12 separate educational ..

Diversity in Chicago Schools

 July 11, 2007 On the last day of the 2006-2007 Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts announced a decision that will inevitably stir up diversity issues within schools across the nation, and the Chicago ..

Millions in Cuts for Cleveland Schools

 July 11, 2007 The Cleveland Board of Education approved a new budget with millions of dollars in cuts. The cuts are so drastic that there are some employees of the Cleveland Schools who don’t know if they ..

Charlotte Schools Offer Several Magnet Choices

 July 11, 2007 The magnet program of Charlotte Schools is committed to increasing educational opportunities for students. Magnet programs are theme based learning centers within Charlotte Schools which aim to ..

Award-Winning Boston Schools

 July 11, 2007 Attending an excellent public school is one of any parents highest priorities. For those living in or considering a move to Boston, the award-winning Boston Schools are an excellent choice. Boston ..

An Overview of the Master Plan for Baltimore Schools

 July 11, 2007 On July 1, 2007, Andres Alonso officially became chief executive officer of Baltimore Schools. He will oversee approximately 180 schools and 82,000 students, with the help and guidance of the ..

Nashville Schools Budget Barely Keeping with Inflation

 July 11, 2007 The Nashville Schools are bracing for a budget cut. While costs are rising at about 3.4% due to inflation and other needed costs, the increase in the overall budget is only 1.1%. Despite the ..

Minneapolis Schools Struggle with Diversity

 July 11, 2007 Minneapolis Schools, like most school districts, struggles with diversity. They struggle with making sure their schools are not segregated based on color or economic status. That is difficult when ..

Tax Cuts for Homeowners Hurt Miami Schools

 July 11, 2007 Tax cuts for Miami-Dade homeowners means cuts for Miami Schools. Florida's 67 school districts stand to lose a total of $7.1 billion by 2012 if voters decide in January to revamp property taxes. The ..

Vocational Students Lose Out in Long Island Schools

 July 11, 2007 Long Island Schools have an admirable goal of getting their students to college. In fact, most mission statements state that academic excellence is the primary goal for each district. In fact, ..

Las Vegas Schools Struggle for Teachers

 July 11, 2007 “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”…is the most recent slogan to come out from the city, enticing tourists to come out and cut loose. Unfortunately, Las Vegas Schools are struggling, .

Kansas City Schools - Diverse and Unique Programs

 July 11, 2007 Kansas City Schools are sensitive to the needs of its students. Not only is the goal of academic success encouraged, the school system is also giving attention to the needs of its students who ..

Welcome to the Indianapolis Schools

 July 11, 2007 If you’re considering a move to Indiana and are planning to send your children to Indianapolis Schools, this is the article for you. With numerous magnet programs, a clear instructional ..

New Orleans Schools Reach Out to Parents

 July 11, 2007 The unsuccessful state of public schools in the nation is epitomized by the devastation of the city of New Orleans and the New Orleans Schools. Inner city and racial achievement gaps that had been ..

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