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Loudoun School Board Eliminates 70 Jobs In Next Year's Budget

Loudoun County Schools will eliminate 70 positions next year under a budget passed Tuesday night. The board also decided to delay implementation of full-day kindergarten for at least another year.

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Milestone At University Of Michigan: Muslim Chaplain

Even though the number of Muslim students pursuing higher education is growing, very few colleges have Muslim chaplains. This semester, the University of Michigan became the first public school with a Muslim chaplaincy, but the position is privately funded to maintain a separation of church and state.
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Loudoun Co. School Board Expected to Vote on Budget

Facing a $36 million budget shortfall, Loudoun County's school board is considering some cost-cutting measures, such as bumping bus drivers and teachers assistants to part-time positions.

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Detroit To Parents: Time To Get Involved In Education

The city's school system is trying to get parents more engaged with their children's education in an effort to boost achievement and stop an exodus of families from the district.
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Staff Removed From School With Sex Abuse Charges

The L.A. Unified School District is replacing the entire staff of the elementary school at the center of a growing sex abuse scandal. Two teachers from Miramonte Elementary have been arrested on suspicions of abusing and conducting lewd acts on children.
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Meaningless In Missouri? Not In Santorum's View

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is looking for momentum as Republicans caucus and vote in three states on Tuesday: Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. And dissatisfaction with front-runner Mitt Romney in Missouri could point to a potential opportunity for President Obama in the fall.

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