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Ind. School District Gets to Know its Changing Student Population

Over the past decade, the student population that attends Lawrence (Ind.) Township Schools has changed rapidly. In 2000, white students represented 64 percent of the enrollment. Today, the district is 42 percent white, 38 percent black and 11 percent Hispanic.

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More Educational Choice in Fort Worth, Texas

With a waiting list of thousands and a long list of academic success stories, an Irving-based charter school program has announced plans to expand into Fort Worth, Texas next year.

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Group of Oakland (Calif.) Teachers Challenge their District -- and Union -- to Change the Status Quo

Teachers from two East Oakland (Calif.) elementary schools aim to shake up the status quo in the Oakland school district.

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States Strengthening Teacher Evaluation Standards

Teachers and principals' own report cards are getting a lot more attention. The way educators are evaluated is changing across the country, with a switch from routine "satisfactory" ratings to actual proof that students are learning.

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Ga. School District Looks at Ads to Make Money

High schools have displayed advertisements on football fields for years, but one metro Atlanta school district hopes to slap the logos of major national companies on cafeteria trays, auditorium seat backs and salad bar sneeze guards to bring in money for cash-strapped schools.

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Top 10 Reasons Alabama’s New Immigration Law is a Disaster for Education

State’s schools are seeing more empty chairs in the classroom and burdens on educators.

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Worcester County (Md.) Officially Begins Search for New Superintendent

The Worcester County Board of Education has officially begun the search for a new schools superintendent.

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Teachers and Test Scores

Smaller schools? More charters? Those are yesterday's headlines in the world of school reform. The hot-button topic now is the inclusion of student test scores in teacher evaluations. Yet as school administrators and the teachers union battle it out in current contract negotiations in Los Angeles, who would have guessed that state law addressed this issue long ago?

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Indiana School Districts Fear More State Takeovers

Earlier this year, Indiana education officials took the unprecedented step of taking over five public schools.

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Race to The Top Round Three: 9 States Can Apply For $200 Million With STEM Education Focus

Beginning this week, nine states that were the runner-up finalists from last year's Race to the Top competition can apply for a portion of the $200 million Race to the Top round three fund.

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