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Recovery School District eyes charters for Baton Rouge schools

Several national groups were recently approved to move into north Baton Rouge and start charter schools over the next few years, but the Louisiana Department of Education has yet to make a critical decision, picking which ones will land space in the seven schools the state operates there.

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Back to School and Moving Forward: A message to our nation’s superintendents from Secretary Duncan

I know from my own experience leading a school district that this time of year is especially exciting—and challenging.

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Making our schools "super better" with game-based learning

Will games fulfill their promise in education, or join a litany of other solutions that peter out as "reforms du jour?"

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St. Louis mayor pushes charter schools

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is seeing pockets of success at both the charter schools he aggressively promotes and city schools that sometimes compete with the rival charters for students and resources.

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Crime drops in New York City classrooms

Crime in city schools is down, but black and Hispanic kids are still far more likely to end up on the wrong side of the law.

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How Mexico's courageous education reforms could affect Texas

A long era of corruption-fueled dysfunction in Mexico may slowly be drawing to a close. The Mexican legislature last week summoned a special kind of courage to defy one of the most powerful vestiges of old-style machine politics: the national teachers unions.

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Report: Changes to Indiana school grades were ‘plausible’

Former state Education Commissioner Tony Bennett said he felt “vindicated” by a new report on a grade-changing flap in Indiana that led to his resignation in Florida.

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Denver Public Schools give children bus cards to increase safety

Denver Public Schools will issue electronic cards to about 26,000 children in an effort to strengthen safety measures for those who take a bus to school.

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Philly schools open to 'grim new normal'

The first day of school in Philadelphia is also the start of a grim new normal for the district's 137,000 students and their families.

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Camden County Technical Schools names new superintendent

The Camden County Technical Schools board of education has appointed Patricia Fitzgerald, who has served as principal for the district’s Pennsauken campus since 2001, as its new superintendent.

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