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Milwaukee superintendent Thornton to be named Baltimore City schools’ CEO

The Baltimore board is expected to announce today that Gregory E. Thornton will be the next CEO of the city school system.

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Philadelphia superintendent calls for stable funding streams in new action plan

Superintendent William Hite, seeking to demonstrate that the District is moving forward despite profound financial woes, has released an updated, 42-page “action plan” for improving city schools.

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Schools: Why the runaround on turnarounds?

Amid extensive coverage of the very real challenges facing our public schools, we shouldn't lose sight of what's actually working.

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Selling vacant schools is difficult, but wise

At least three New York districts are considering plans to sell vacant buildings to developers, proposals that have aroused varying levels of community anger.

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Real discipline in school

Last month, Maryland tackled the widespread injustice of overly harsh discipline policies in our schools but too many schools still use severe and ineffective practices to address student misbehavior.

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School-based brain training shown to alleviate ADHD

If further studies replicate the finding, neurofeedback provided in local public schools to children with ADHD as part of special education services may be beneficial.

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Truancy policy that targets parents shows results

In Columbia, Mo., a policy in the Cape Girardeau district that makes parents responsible for their children's truancy appears to be having some impact.

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Early start times in question due to impact on teens

With continuing research into teen “body clocks,” Milwaukee educators are questioning whether early high school start times make sense.

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Higher court rules Nevada school uniform suit not over

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision made two years ago which dismissed a suit by parents who objected to the school uniform.

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Draft of Indiana’s new K12 academic standards to be released

The draft is expected to be released Wednesday as part of a fast-paced schedule allowing the State Board of Education to vote on a final version in early April, so teachers can plan fall course ¬lessons.

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