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Principals Get Support Program

The state Department of Education has awarded a $2.5 million grant to support a program that coaches principals in high-needs schools.

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Atlanta Public Schools: Cheating Teachers Face First Punishments

About a dozen Atlanta educators implicated in the district's cheating scandal find out Thursday whether Georgia education officials will strip them of their teaching certificates, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Alumni Tutoring Effort Strives to Raise Diversity at Elite Public Schools

On a Saturday morning in August, Philip Cleary stood in a white, fluorescent-lit classroom in Washington Heights, facing a dozen sleepy seventh graders he and others are training to pass an entrance exam for the city’s seven specialized high schools.

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Los Angles Unified Agrees to Revise How English Learners, Blacks Are Taught

The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to sweeping revisions in the way it teaches students learning English, as well as black youngsters, settling a federal civil rights investigation that examined whether the district was denying the students a quality education.

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Teach to the Test?

Most of the problems with testing have one surprising source: cheating by school administrators and teachers.

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Suit Challenges Texas Public School Funding

Texas school districts and parents are headed back to the courthouse in another effort to get more equitable funding for public schools.

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Op Ed: Why (and How) San Diego Schools Restructured Special Education

I've been contacted a few times over the last week or so by representatives of the San Diego Unified School District and other parties who think I've been a little unclear, and possibly unfair, in my exploration into the district's paradigm shift in special education.

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Mich. Board of Education: No Consensus on Proposed Charter School Bills

An unusually divided Michigan State Board of Education couldn’t come to an agreement on how to weigh in on a package of bills in the Michigan Legislature that would in part allow an unlimited number of charter schools to open statewide.

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Opinion: Illegal Students Deserve an Education Too

After an Alabama judge ruled that students’ immigration statuses must be verified in order to attend school, thousands of Hispanic families have fled from the state. This outrageous law must go.

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Hawaii to Seek Waiver from Federal No Child Left Behind Law

The Hawaii Department of Education will seek a waiver to key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law, which requires that schools meet rising annual proficiency goals or face increasing sanctions.

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