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Charter schools in Delaware driving resegregation, says ACLU

Delaware's charter school system is resegregating the state's public schools with those serving minority students vastly under-performing those serving more affluent white students, the ACLU of Delaware and Community Legal Aid Society are arguing in a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

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Schools now buying more Chromebooks than iPads

Google's Chromebooks have officially unseated iPads as the most popular new devices shipping to schools in the U.S., according to the Financial Times, which cited figures from IDC. In the third quarter of 2014, Google shipped 715,500 of its Web-based laptops into U.S. schools, compared to 702,000 iPads.

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N.J. high school graduation rate inches higher

The state's high school graduation rate rose about one percentage point in 2014 to 88.6 percent, according to the Department of Education. But data from individual schools show that some students, especially in urban and low-income districts, are remaining in high school for a fifth year to graduate.

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Army base growth may depend on local school performance

For the first time, the U.S. Army is using public school quality as a determining factor in where to station soldiers and their families, as the military further prepares for downsizing.

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Gov. Christie signs bills to expand N.J. vocational education

Five bills were signed that are intended to expand vocational education in New Jersey, including requiring public colleges to set up partnerships with high schools for college-level vocational courses.

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Schools must help train teachers

Because of today's teaching challenges, new teachers need to be helped and mentored beyond the first year by experienced teachers. So, before we place the focus of teacher reform solely on the shoulders of schools of education, let's not forget the role and professional responsibilities of K12 personnel.

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Can decentralization improve Seattle schools?

Student-based allocation won’t solve every problem facing Seattle’s schools, but it will take the important step of giving decision-making power to those who know each school community most intimately.

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New Epiphany Learning app focuses on personalized learning

Epiphany Learning, a personalized learning software application that utilizes student-directed feedback to create Learner Profiles, was launched. The web-based program allows teachers to generate customized learning and skills paths for each student.

Mentoring Minds curriculum available on iPad

The Total Motivation supplemental curriculum, a standards-aligned, print and online supplemental curriculum, is now available for iPads, Chromebooks, Macs and PCs.

Chicago gives schools new ratings to judge success and trouble

Chicago Public Schools officials unveiled new school performance ratings. Under the system, most of the district's 664 schools have been put into one of five levels, two more than used previously.

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