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12/13/2011

12/13/2011

Since well before the 2011 legislative session began, one question has dominated conversations about Texas' budget cuts to public education: How will they affect public schools?

12/13/2011

A Connecticut task force assigned to study ways to close the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students is scheduled to hear from the state's new education commissioner.

12/13/2011

If an out-of-control national debt weren’t reason enough to worry about America’s global competitiveness, here’s another.

12/13/2011

It’s been nearly a year since Michelle Rhee, chancellor of Washington D.C. schools from 2007 to 2010, founded the bi-partisan, education reform organization, StudentsFirst. Using the grassroots energy of a diverse group of parents, students, teachers and other committed individuals, StudentsFirst is dedicated to the improvement, indeed the rehabilitation, of the United States educational system.

12/13/2011

Once again, schools on the nation's military bases have outperformed public schools on both reading and math tests for fourth- and eighth-graders.

12/13/2011

Blake Wilson, the director of the Mississippi Economic Council, is about as effective a salesman for the state as you will find. He’s a true believer in Mississippi’s potential, a fact that’s more noteworthy because he’s from out of state and therefore has been able to look past the stereotypes to see what’s possible.

12/13/2011

The majority of bargaining units representing teachers across Wisconsin voted to recertify last week, even in light of extensive limits to their bargaining abilities due to legislation approved by Gov. Scott Walker last spring.

12/13/2011

YouTube is launching a brand new tool to help teachers and students get their learn on. “YouTube for Schools” is a portal that helps curate education materials and videos on subjects such as history and math while filtering out potentially offensive or distracting content.

12/13/2011

Educating Utah's young people is the focus of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s budget recommendations for the coming year.

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In declaring Colorado's school finance system "significantly underfunded," Denver District Judge Sheila Rappaport rejected virtually every argument presented by the state's star witnesses in a five-week trial this year over school funding levels.

12/12/2011

Three months into a federal grant program designed to improve some of the country’s lowest-performing schools, New York City’s Education Department has instead moved to close two troubled high schools and replace them with new schools.

12/12/2011

Amid the droves of protesters greeting state lawmakers at the start of the special session were hundreds of teachers toting signs decrying cuts in state funding for public schools.

12/12/2011

NEC Display Solutions of America announced NEC’s Interactive Software, a powerful new application that simplifies the teaching process for educators, provides an expanded learning experience for students and strengthens interactions in corporate training and meeting environments.

12/12/2011

Naviance announced its partnership with Irvine (Calif.) Unified School District and San Ramon Valley (Calif.) Unified School District to arm their high schools and selected middle schools with Naviance Succeed.

12/12/2011

Ocean Springs School District (Miss.) has created an effective professional development program with the help of School Improvement Network. Since PD360 was implemented, engagement rates have shot up, with the vast majority of teachers in the district beginning to actively participate in professional development.

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