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11/28/2011

11/28/2011

In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami's gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran teachers have had difficulty: raising students' reading and math scores.

11/28/2011

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she's concerned about the economy, the deficit, and the "jaded" nature of American politics - but she says the country's "biggest single problem" is with the public school system.

11/28/2011

Talking about a $2 billion deficit in Washington can seem unreal -- it's a number almost too big for the average person to imagine, but one that might have very real consequences for thousands of Tri-Citians.

11/28/2011

The contracts for next school year -- the ones that will actually provide the type of information parents need, such as which programs, curriculum and extracurricular activities will be provided -- will not be approved and made public until probably spring.

11/28/2011
School leaders essentially already have what they need to keep students safe and secure, but they need to define their approach to decrease bullying.
 

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

Find handy checklists, surveys and other tools that you can use to monitor the effectiveness of your school wellness policy.

11/23/2011

In a move that brings vast digital educational resources together for teachers to use in the classroom, content shared through the Learning Registry will be accessible for free through PBS LearningMedia. A collection of resources, including photos, video, and audio files from federal organizations will now be easier to find, access and integrate.

11/23/2011

This web seminar will feature a rich discussion among district practitioners and thought leaders who are actively testing and uncovering solutions.

11/23/2011

Promethean and the National Alliance of Black School Educators have equipped 20 classrooms at Eleanor McMain with modern, interactive learning technology. Orleans Parish Superintendent Dr. Darryl C. Kilbert and Eleanor McMain Principal Brigette Frick accepted the donation while attending the 39th Annual NABSE Conference in New Orleans, La.

11/23/2011

Addressing students’ 21st century learning styles, over 100,000 students in grades 5-8 across Texas will be using the interactive Discovery Education Science Techbook as a digital resource for instruction in their classrooms.

11/23/2011

Two months after a Long Island high school graduate was arrested for taking college entrance exams for classmates, authorities are expected Tuesday to charge 13 additional students in connection with the widening cheating scandal.

11/23/2011

After years of ever-growing deficits, Detroit Public Schools broke into the black during the past school year, with a $43 million surplus, the district said.

11/23/2011

Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.

11/23/2011

West Virginia school superintendents have seen their paychecks increase over the past three years while teacher salaries have remained stagnant.

11/23/2011

On the surface, having a college degree might seem to make getting and keeping a job more difficult in the current employment environment. Armed with a college degree, most people would expect to earn more than someone without a college degree. When jobs appear scarce, the lower-cost worker would seem to have an easier time finding a job.

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