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School Choice: It's Not for Everyone, and that's the Problem (Opinion)

This week is National School Choice Week -- a well-orchestrated PR event to celebrate "school choice."

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Washington State Superintendent to Ask for $7.2 Million More

Superintendent of Danbury (Wash.) Schools Sal Pascarella has proposed a "work in progress" spending plan for 2012-13 of $122.1 million, which is $7.2 million or 6.33 percent more than current spending.

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Connecticut Education Commissioner Praises Agreement Reached on Teacher Evaluations

After years of trying, Connecticut representatives of teacher unions, superintendents and school boards Wednesday reached consensus on the controversial issue of teacher evaluations.

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Utah Education Leaders Propose Plan for NCLB Waiver

Utah education leaders plan to ask the feds to waive many No Child Left Behind requirements for the state in exchange for new school achievement programs and rules regarding teacher evaluations, according to a proposal the State Office of Education released Thursday.

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Education Officials Decry 'Over-Testing' in Texas

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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Under Education Reform, School Principals Swamped by Teacher Evaluations

School principals, including some who back more rigorous review of teachers, are balking at education reforms required by Race to the Top. New teacher evaluations are all-consuming, they say.

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Education Standards Bill Defeated in Indiana Senate Panel

An effort to force Indiana to withdraw from "common core" education standards failed, but the bill's sponsor promised to try to revive it.

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Jindal Says Education Reforms Can't Wait for Another Generation of Kids

Education was the topic of discussion in northeast Louisiana as Governor Bobby Jindal and the state’s new Superintendent of Education John White visited the area.

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Education and the State of Our Union

Obama is right to say that the minimum requirements set by No Child Left Behind, in the ten years the law has been in effect, have done little to shrink the achievement gap, and to consider an alternative. But it’s too early to know if Race to the Top is the right one.

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Free Resources on Scholastic.com Help Teachers Explore Black History Month in the Classroom

As teachers make plans for Black History Month in their classrooms in February, Scholastic has built a robust set of free resources available on Scholastic.com to help teach students about the African American experience.

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