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Chicago Teachers Support Strike in Mock Votes: Union Chief

Chicago public school teachers in 150 schools have voted overwhelmingly in mock ballots to support a strike, an angry union president said Thursday.

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NYC Schools Investigator Says Sexual Misconduct Complaints Are Up

There was a 35 percent increase in complaints of sexual misconduct involving school employees in the first three months of 2012 over last year, according to the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City School District.

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For School Reform, Is New Investment Enough?

In an interview at The Atlantic's " Jobs & Economy of the Future: Educating the Next Generation to Compete" Town Hall , U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pressed his case on the urgent need for America's public schools to "get better faster than we ever have."

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Louisiania Ed Reform Clears the Senate

Louisiana's Senate has put Gov. Bobby Jindal on the verge of winning a historic makeover of public education in the state with two votes Wednesday for bills that would diminish teacher tenure, alter the power of local school boards and establish a statewide private school voucher program.

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Montana Schools Get $4.6M as State Settles Suit

Montana public schools will get the $4.6 million increase in state funding they’d expected this year, thanks to a settlement filed Wednesday that solved a budgeting and political dilemma.

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Detroit Schools to Move 10 High Schools Into New 'Self-Governing' System This Fall

Detroit Public Schools is creating a hybrid system within the district this fall by converting 10 high schools into "self-governing" buildings, with a five-member board controlling the schools' budget, operations and hiring.

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IdeaPaint Breathes New Life into Classrooms at One of Chicago’s Oldest Schools

Classrooms at the 100-year-old Nettlehorst Elementary School in Chicago were filled with ancient, dusty chalkboards, so administrators decided to experiment with IdeaPaint to convert all of their chalkboards into modern whiteboards without having to buy any new equipment.

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School Specialty Launches New Grant Program

EPS, School Specialty’s Literacy and Intervention division, announced a new grant program designed to assist school districts in the development and improvement of RTI programs. 

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Digital Wish’s Apps Center for Education Helps Teachers Identify Android Apps

Funded by a grant from the Motorola Mobility Foundation, Digital Wish has just launched the Digital Wish Apps Center, the newest tool designed to help teachers find the best educational applications designed for the Android operating system. 

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Skype Partners With DonorsChoose.org to Bring Technology Resources to Classrooms Across the Country

Through a new partnership with DonorsChoose.org, Skype will donate $250,000 to teachers requesting technology materials to enable Skype video calling in their classrooms.

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