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1/2/2013

1/2/2013
A $100 million legal claim filed against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting has been withdrawn for now, local media reported Tuesday.
1/2/2013
In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we all feel a desperate need to honor the memories of the victims and take steps to prevent such horror from happening again.
1/2/2013
Facing deep financial problems, the Philadelphia School District has proposed an unprecedented downsizing that would close 37 campuses by June — roughly one out of six public schools.
1/2/2013
Colleges nationwide have taken to using online chat rooms as a way of reaching high school students in what these days is their natural habitat: the Internet.
1/2/2013
Super Duper Publications has a new entry into its line of Quick Take Along Mini-Books with the Social Skills Quick Take Along. This is the perfect pocket-sized resource for the busy, on-the-go educator or parent to help their children improve everyday pragmatic skills.
1/2/2013
Like many states across the country, New Jersey is engaged in comprehensive reform of teacher and principal evaluation systems, and changing its laws to tie these evaluations to student achievement.
1/2/2013
Anyone who writes a column always has second thoughts: columns you wrote but wish you hadn't; things you said that you might now modify or things you wish you'd said; and columns that, for some reason, went unwritten. As 2012 ends, let me atone for at least the last sin by writing, as I intended to do earlier, about a book-length study called "Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective Public High Schools."
1/2/2013
Another polarizing gun control debate won't prevent the next mass shooting.
1/2/2013
Stoneware, the leader in Unified Cloud computing, announced the immediate availability of LanSchool 7.7.2. This release includes many new features but remains simple, reliable and easy-to-use, as teachers and tech coordinators have come to expect.
1/2/2013
A Carmel state senator is again trying to give administrators at top-performing schools the flexibility to set class schedules as they see fit.
1/2/2013
A new study found that students with disabilities who graduate from nonpublic schools in Baltimore are more likely than their public school classmates to be employed, enrolled in a post-secondary school and living independently and are less likely to have been exposed to the juvenile justice system.
1/2/2013
Looks like Tiger Mom had it half-right: Motivation to work hard and good study techniques, not IQ, lead to better math skills, a new study shows.

12/21/2012

12/21/2012
In a reversal, New York City school officials on Wednesday said they would continue their sibling-preference policy for gifted and talented programs that have more eligible students than seats. Amid an explosion in the number of students who qualify for the seats, the city in October said it would end the policy as part of a raft of new changes to the program’s admissions process. School officials at the time said their move would create a fairer system for its highest-performing pupils.

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