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Charter educator training facility opened by Charter Schools USA

Charter Schools USA opened Leading Edge, a training facility with on-site trainings and virtual seminars to be used for charter school teachers, principals, assistant principals and staff.

Promethean introduces new ActivPanel displays

Promethean's ActivPanel, available in four sizes, enables up to 10 unique touches and includes built-in stereo speakers and ActivInspire Professional software.

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Some schools in New Jersey dropping midterms, finals

Several North Jersey districts have dropped midterms and finals—the motive is partly to regain instruction time as standardized tests take up more days each year. But school officials say they’re also looking at the larger issue of how to determine what students have learned.

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How can education, industry close the skills gap and fill U.S. jobs?

An unfortunate irony to emerge from our lackluster economic recovery is that even as millions of Americans remain unemployed or underemployed, too many employers are unable to find qualified candidates for open positions.

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Fix education, fix income inequality

A report released last week by the Pew Research Center found that the income gap between the country's top 20 percent of earners and the rest of America has grown to its widest point in at least three decades.

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Male role models in schools help reduce misbehavior

Kentuckuy district has pushed to get fathers, grandfathers and other men into the classroom. Schools are seeing a decline in misbehavior as program helps the district reach kids from "fractured homes."

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Board of Education endorses pay ladder for Idaho teachers

Idaho’s state Board of Education has unanimously endorsed legislation to set up a “career ladder” for Idaho teachers, phasing in substantial pay increases if teachers meet performance standards.

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N.J. Senate wants to examine later school start times

Bill calls on the Department of Education to consider requiring middle and high schools to start their days after 8:30 a.m., as suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Another bill would require the study to gauge potential negative effects of later start times on school districts.

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Mississippi Board of Education releases 'bolder' strategic plan

The goal of raising the state's graduation rate to 83 percent? Now officials want every student to graduate high school. Forget trying to boost test scores to where 60 percent of all students score proficient or higher by 2016. Now, the aim is that all students will score at a proficient or higher level on every single state test.

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Oklahoma school districts stand to recover millions in lost tax revenue

School districts across Oklahoma could recoup as much as $18 million in state aid for the current fiscal year, a revenue stream state Education Department officials say has been miscalculated annually for more than two decades.

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