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Half of Wisconsin virtual charter schools judged in new report cards miss mark

Virtual charter schools are on the rise in Wisconsin, but so far new accountability standards that hold them to the same expectations as regular public schools do not paint a flattering picture.

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Ohio schools apply for millions in state educational grants

Competition will be fierce for education grants from Ohio’s new $250 million Straight A Fund.

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Camden, N.J. schools poll finds deep displeasure

Large numbers of children don't feel safe in the hallways of Camden schools, say they lack essential textbooks and technology, and don't believe they are being prepared for college or careers, according to findings of a survey released Monday.

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Boston mayoral candidates offer two paths to overhaul schools

The election is conjuring up a broad question: How much impact, after all, can a mayor have on bolstering the achievement of thousands of students in a large urban system like Boston’s, where some problems are seen as intractable and where schools must deal daily with the consequences of poverty.

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Warily, schools watch students on the internet

As students complain, taunt and sometimes cry out for help on social media, educators have more opportunities to monitor students around the clock. And some schools are turning to technology to help them.

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A bold bid for better schools in Colorado

If there’s a key to this nation’s sustained competitiveness, it’s education.

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When outsiders take over schools: Lessons from Memphis

Tennessee's new Achievement District gives control of some public schools over to charter networks, with mixed results.

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Jay McTighe to Lead ASCD Global Institutes on Understanding by Design® in Bangkok

ASCD has announced two new global institutes on how to use Understanding by Design® to reach crucial learning goals. The institutes will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, the first on January 28–29, 2014, and the second on January 30, 2014.

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Support Grows for Domenech’s Bid to Serve on USAC Board

The nomination of AASA Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech to the Universal Service Administrative Company Board of Directors has gained widespread support.

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