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Some students need more school supplies

Back-to-school spending was expected to increase this year, following a 2-year decline. Some families in Anne Arundel County, Md., came to an expo at which school supplies were given away for free to students whose families were unable to purchase all the needed supplies.

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Bilingual education gets a boost in Illinois

A new Illinois law, signed by the governor yesterday, which is about 20 years overdue, will try to improve the quality of bilingual education in the state’s schools by involving parents in the process. We have high hopes for the new law and hope that detractors of good bilingual education won’t tear it down too much.

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No evidence of widespread cheating in D.C. schools

A report by a special investigator in Washington DC has found no evidence of widespread cheating on the district’s standardized tests in 2010, but suspicions about one teacher held up. We have a few insights on the cheating scandals going around.