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11/14/2013

11/14/2013

Baltimore schools interim CEO Tisha Edwards announced a sweeping plan Tuesday that would close seven schools in June, including struggling programs that originally were slated to stay open and undergo renovations.

11/13/2013

11/13/2013

Some classrooms in Minneapolis’ most struggling schools could soon have two teachers as the district turns to drastic steps to boost achievement in the wake of a new report showing academic results for minority students continue to lag.

11/13/2013

School officials are anecdotally reporting an increase in marijuana-related incidents in middle and high schools after the 2010 regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and the 2012 vote to legalize recreational marijuana.

11/13/2013

Beginning in the fall of 2009 and ending in 2012, principals in 73 Miami-Dade schools identified and transferred 375 low-performing teachers “in the best interest” of the school district. The result: Test scores improved notably under new teachers who stepped in to replace those transferred.

11/13/2013

The Buffalo Public Schools’ top administrator in charge of school turnaround plans has been forced to resign a day after state officials told district leaders about serious problems in instruction, leadership and Central Office support at three underachieving schools.

11/13/2013

Dozens of pre-kindergartners were suspended last school year in Maryland, with the most suspensions in Baltimore, highlighting a little-known practice that some education experts say is too extreme for toddlers who are just being introduced to educational settings.

11/13/2013

After an oft-heated community debate over how to solve overcrowding at an elementary school in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the city said Monday it will build an annex with about 19 classrooms and a multipurpose room on the site of the current school.

11/13/2013

Teachers worry that upcoming online exams may unfairly assess student progress and understanding, or worse, that students will be penalized by unforeseen and all-too-common problems in being connected to the Internet as states and school districts work to upgrade lesson plans and infrastructure.

11/12/2013

11/12/2013

Bay Area technology company SST has unveiled a gunshot detection system that they hope helps police respond faster in the case of mass shootings such as the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, but privacy advocates expressed concerns about the surveillance technology.

11/12/2013

The Los Angeles school district is putting the brakes on a project to give an iPad to each student, a $1 billion initiative that is the largest rollout of its kind in the nation and has been plagued by students hacking the devices' security features.

11/12/2013

Days after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas would be his running mate next fall, officials in that state are raising a question already asked -- but some say not fully answered -- in Connecticut.

11/12/2013

The Motion Picture Association of America, along with the Recording Industry Association of America and the nation's main Internet service providers, is quietly backing another controversial push to educate schoolchildren about the evils of copyright piracy.

11/12/2013

The district has launched 69 projects at 66 schools, worth close to $200 million collectively. Planning on most of those projects, however, has only just started, and money has only just begun to flow.

11/12/2013

A five-year $1.25 million federal grant will help the University of Georgia College of Education launch a new graduate program to train behavior specialists how to assess and treat children with developmental disabilities who show severe aggressive behavior.

11/11/2013

11/11/2013

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research group, finds that most states now demand that student achievement should be a significant factor in teacher evaluations (see chart). Only Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas and Vermont have no formal policy.

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