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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Selects CTB/McGraw-Hill to Develop Next Generation of Assessments for Common Core

CTB will develop nearly 10,000 test items for new assessments that will help schools evaluate students' progress toward meeting the Common Core State Standards.

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School District 64 Adds 2012 “Bright Red Apple Award” to its Accolades

Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 is one of only 79 Illinois school districts to earn the 2012 Bright Red Apple Award for educational excellence from SchoolSearch, an independent research and consulting firm. It’s the 18th year that District 64 was selected for “providing students with an outstanding educational environment,” the award notes.

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North Penn School District Receives $1.17 Million Grant

North Penn officials were applauded at a school board meeting Thursday after the announcement that the district had received a $1.17 million grant.

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Education Guru Tries to Close Latino Education Gap

There is no better time for a Latino to be representing the Department of Education, now that recently released data shows Latinos are lagging behind others when it comes to getting college degrees.

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Indianapolis Schools Turn Focus From Construction to Curriculum

Six years ago, Kim Cole's son attended second grade in a small room with glass walls.

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The Critical Task of Hiring a New Chief

When the Allendale (N.J.) School District approached Michael Osnato last year for assistance in finding a new superintendent, Osnato knew it could be a challenge. Although the search firm he founded and runs, Leadership Advantage, had completed 80 school executive searches in New Jersey, a governor-mandated pay cap on superintendent salaries, based on district enrollment, had shrunk candidate pools already affected by retiring baby boomers.

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Two Va. Schools Earn Federal Honor for Green Initiatives

Roanoke's Fishburn Park Elementary School and Franklin County's Gereau Center for Applied Technology & Career Exploration are the only two Virginia schools to earn federal awards for environmental initiatives.

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Actors, Artists Aim to Turn Around Failing Schools

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are adopting some of the nation's worst-performing schools and pledging Monday to help the Obama administration turn them around by integrating arts education.

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2012 Teacher of the Year Laments Education Cuts

Rebecca Mieliwocki, the 2012 National Teacher of the Year, said funding is an issue facing public school students and teachers.

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Meru Networks Brings Wireless Access to Northern Ireland

Meru Networks, Inc. is partnering with Northgate Managed Services to provide state of the art Wi-Fi connectivity to over 350,000 teachers and pupils in 1,200 schools.

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