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Chicago Wants Longer School Day; Foes Want Details

Most Chicago public schools have less-than-six-hour school days — some of the shortest in the country. And many have no recess. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing to lengthen the day to at least seven hours. But critics say some crucial details are missing — especially, how much a longer school day would cost.
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Maryland Hires New State Superintendent Of Schools

Delaware Secretary of Education Dr. Lillian Lowery has been hired as Maryland's new State Superintendent of Schools.

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To The Mountaintop: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

For more than 40 years, she's been a reliable and engaging journalist on public radio and television. But did you know Charlayne Hunter-Gault was a civil rights pioneer while still a teenager...

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Maryland Picks New State Superintendent Of Schools

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley named Dr. Lillian Lowery as the new Superintendent of Schools for the state based on her success in Delaware.

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Maryland Comptroller Advocates Later Start To School Year

Maryland state comptroller Peter Franchot took a stance that will earn him friends amongst the under-18 crowd, pushing for the school year to start after Labor Day instead of August.

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Supervisor Calls For More Transparency In Fairfax Schools

The $3.5 billion school budget in Fairfax County is opaque both to outsiders as well as those on the Board of Supervisors, prompting County Supervisor to call for suggestions on ways to increase transparency.

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Alabama School Strife Strikes Outside Of Class

Alabama is near the bottom of the country's academic rankings. The state has problems with test scores, school improvement ratings and dropouts. But the district in Birmingham has a different kind of issue. The state recently took over the school board because of infighting on the board. The move has triggered cries of racism.

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