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2/25/2013

2/25/2013

The two districts aren’t alone in their struggles, as Hamilton County has the distinction of being the only county in the state in which every school district saw an aid reduction under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget. (Raquette Lake doesn’t receive state aid because it sends its students to another district to be educated).

2/25/2013

The Lake Travis school district is considering removing class rank from the transcripts of all of its students, with the exception of students performing in the top 10 percent.

2/25/2013

Now the Shadyside school, which was opened in 1975, is being torn down to make way for an expanded Bakery Square, purchased for $5.4 million -- enough to cover the outstanding debt but less than the $6.27 million the district had spent on it since 2007.

2/25/2013

At a time when Georgia’s public education budget is an increasingly hot topic, it’s alarming to some that a Tax Credit Scholarship expansion bill that would divert $30 million more in revenue is making its way through the General Assembly.

2/25/2013

Unemployment in particular remains high. Knox County’s rate is lower than the rate in many places, but that’s cold comfort to those who lost jobs during the economic downturn and have yet to find new ones or are working part time.

2/25/2013

While proposing to reduce business taxes, he has made it clear that he wants to reduce or eliminate pensions for both current and future public school employees. This group includes teachers, bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, cafeteria workers, teacher aides and others.

2/25/2013

John R. Kelly has been appointed to a national committee that works on education reform priorities with Congress and other federal officials.

2/25/2013

The Texas Senate Wednesday unanimously confirmed Barbara Cargill as chair of the State Board of Education.

2/22/2013

2/22/2013

School district representatives from across the country are convening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, taking part in a first-ever symposium hosted by the Broward Stonewall Education Project (BSEP).

2/22/2013

Education and teaching website TopMastersInEducation.com has published a list of the 50 Best Books for New Teachers. The list is a compilation of the books most recommended for new teachers by experienced teachers and principals.

2/22/2013

the New Media Consortium (NMC) launched the NMC Horizon EdTech Weekly App for Android devices. Since February 2012 this app has been available for iOS devices and, by popular demand, is now available for 99¢ download in the Google Marketplace.

2/22/2013

K-12 educators nationwide will soon be invited to attend a professional development conference unlike any they've experienced. Staff Development for Educators (SDE) is delighted to announce its brand-new Extraordinary Educator's Conference, taking place in Chicago, July 20-24, 2013.

2/22/2013

"I want Bentley to be the small school everyone wants to come to," says Rebekah Dupuis.

2/22/2013

Kudos to Jerry Brown for proposing to end the inequities in California school funding -- and shame on the districts that seek to fossilize the advantages they have enjoyed for decades now.

2/22/2013

With caution in mind, BYOD seems like an amazing opportunity to reach kids where many are already -- in front of a screen -- and help them explore the promise and dangers of our digital age.

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