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2/21/2012

2/21/2012

Iowa lawmakers tossed aside key provisions of Gov. Terry Branstad’s signature education reform proposals, and instead signaled a desire to take smaller steps toward substantial changes to K-12 education in the state.

2/21/2012

Dr. Mary Keller, President and CEO of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC), returns to Bossier this week to discuss plans for a Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC) in the Bossier Parish School System.

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

Sweeping changes to Indiana's A-to-F ranking standards for public schools have been approved despite complaints that the new rules are too complex for schools and parents to understand.

2/9/2012

2/9/2012

Before the sun rises most days, Dwight D. Jones is at the office. Since becoming superintendent of the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada last December, 4:30 a.m. arrivals are common.

2/7/2012

2/7/2012

Sunburst will act as the national sales and marketing partner for Show What You Know Online, a brand new web-based diagnostic assessment and prescriptive remediation system for the Common Core State Standards.

2/7/2012

Pearson to develop and support open source tool for evaluating school technology and infrastructure readiness.

2/7/2012

A bill that would require students to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18 passed the Senate education committee, shortly after passing the Assembly education committee last week.

2/7/2012

Mattapan’s James J. Chittick Elementary School was recognized Monday by Boston Public School’s Superintendent Carol R. Johnson for earning accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation’s highest mark of quality in early childhood education.

2/7/2012

Over the last decade, a nonprofit teaching academy with strong political ties has launched an education revolution inside Chicago Public Schools, tearing down and rebuilding some of the city's worst-performing schools.

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott must feel a bit misunderstood. He's getting both praise and heavy criticism for railing about what's gone wrong with standardized testing in Texas public schools.

2/3/2012

Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer and Chair Andrew Liveris on Thursday took part in an online conference and discussion on the future of science education in America.

2/3/2012

Charter school supporters claimed a first-round victory late in their fight to override last year's Georgia Supreme Court ruling, declaring that the state cannot approve and fund charter schools over local school board objections.

2/3/2012

Standing near the slide at a school playground in West Hartford, Conn., Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Thursday outlined a $12 million proposal to increase access to preschool and improve the quality of early childhood programs.

2/2/2012

2/2/2012

In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

State Board of Education members pressed the Texas education commissioner on Thursday about whether an abundance of high-stakes standardized testing is warping classroom teaching to ensure students spend more time preparing for the exams then actual learning.

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