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12/13/2013

12/13/2013

According to a new national report, Newark's charter school enrollment ranks fourth in the nation in growth, increasing 27 percent from 2012, while Camden's charter schools enroll 22 percent of all public school students, an increase from 18 percent the previous year.

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The Metro Nashville school district has taken aim at the state's level of education funding, arguing that Davidson County has been shorted millions of dollars, setting the stage for what could be a broad-based assault on state funding levels by districts all over the state.

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A surge in kindergarten students has left Framingham, Mass., school officials scrambling for classroom space. In Milford, Mass., educators expect to teach more students than forecast by the census once all of the town’s immigrant children enroll. And Natick is studying whether to build a new middle school to ease overcrowding a year after the town’s $89 million high school opened.

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The Harrisburg school district had mixed results on the state Keystone Exams for high school juniors. Scores provided the first formal indication of academic progress in the struggling school system compared to goals set by its Act 141 recovery plan effective last spring.

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In a special ABC News "Hidden America" report on Strawberry Mansion High School, located in a poor Philadelphia neighborhood with a high crime rate, that first aired last May, Diane Sawyer and ABC News producers followed the daily lives of the school's students and faculty, including its new principal, during the 2012-13 school year. ABC News went back in November to see how Strawberry Mansion was fairing in the new school year.

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"Today" National Investigative Correspondent Jeff Rossen was able to enter one New Jersey school without giving a name. Unescorted, he went looking for the main office, per school policy. As he looked, he walked past several classrooms with kids, stopping at one to ask a teacher for directions. No one asked who he was, or what he was doing there. For two minutes, he walked through the halls, and was only stopped once he arrived at the office.

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Here's an idea for improving the learning environment in a low-performing urban school: Stand the traditional classroom model on its head. That's the experiment under way in a suburban Detroit school.

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Bellefontaine City Schools Board of Education members concluded its process of selecting a new superintendent during a special meeting Wednesday evening, during which a current Piqua City Schools administrator was extended a three-year contract effective Aug. 1.

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Kenneth Smith, superintendent of Millinocket Schools in Maine, will resign his position when his contract ends on June 30. “I believe I have done all I can to maintain a fine public school system and to move the system ahead,” Smith said in a letter to new school board Chairman Michael Jewers dated Dec. 4, in which he promised to work for an orderly transition to a new superintendent.

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The $45,000 savings resulted from Virtual Procurement Services renegotiating the existing contracted rates for the purchase of 173 “Smart Boards” for Bridgeport Public Schools.

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The 47-school district looks forward to receiving time and cost savings with the Skyward Student Management Suite, as well as the ability to transfer student records easily between districts.

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Led by world-renowned experts and authors, the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show Pre-Conference Institutes offer a deep dive on topics of interest to educators now.

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These two trusted brands are launching this initiative with a virtual field trip to provide scientific expertise, weather curriculum and streaming content across multiple platforms.

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Many districts are urging the state to guarantee them all funding due this year, based on last year's count of lowincome students. Under the new rules, districts are receiving extra money for students who are low-income, learning English or in foster care.

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A saner interpretation of the PISA results came from researchers who have studied international rankings in great detail, and their message goes something like this: Calm down, everyone.

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