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7/18/2012

7/18/2012

An independent fact finder has recommended that Chicago teachers receive a 14.85 percent raise to "compensate teachers for working a longer school day and year," a union official union said Monday.

7/18/2012

New product innovations simplify differentiated instruction, improve teachers' ability to identify struggling students, and enhance accountability measures.

7/18/2012

Steve Barr, the founder of a well-known group of unionized charter schools, announced Tuesday a new project to develop innovative academies within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

7/17/2012

7/17/2012

In five years, pension contributions for area school districts are projected to increase by $172.9 million.

7/17/2012

New York State’s program of special education services to prekindergarten children with learning, developmental or other disabilities clearly needs stronger oversight. The program has been beset by rising costs, conflicts of interest and outright fraud in private companies providing these services.

7/17/2012

Utah Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke promised to decrease classroom sizes and increase funding for public education by making it a budget priority.

7/17/2012

Tennessee’s new way of evaluating classrooms “systematically failed” to identify bad teachers and provide them more training, according to a state report.

7/17/2012

Atomic Learning announces the launch of Atomic Mobilize, a repository of online professional development resources and planning tools focusing on helping educators realize the full potential mobile devices provide in the classroom.

7/17/2012

The Recovery School District, the state agency that oversees most of New Orleans' public schools, is introducing a list of offenses that may result in expulsion from its campuses, acknowledging that some of its schools have been too quick to boot students for bad behavior.

7/17/2012

With the state finally funding the program, transitional kindergarten classes will be offered in Vacaville (Calif.) Unified School District this coming school year, which begins Aug. 16.

7/17/2012

When used with Teachscape Reflect Video, the Mini Tablet Kit for iPads further reinforces Teachscape’s leadership role in using video to promote and support professional learning.

7/17/2012

eChalk is integrating its online platform with Google, Microsoft Live@edu and other third-party applications to provide a more collaborative and engaging online learning environment.

7/17/2012

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation announced an innovative education database system, the Education Resource Information Navigator Project (ERIN Project).

7/17/2012

Tennessee lottery officials announced that the lottery has raised more than $323 million this year for state education programs, the eighth consecutive record-setting year.

7/17/2012

Fort Worth schools can't afford to give employees a pay raise, but administrators are proposing that all permanent employees get a one-time extra payment equal to 1 percent of their salary.

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