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Some call for elected Fla. education commissioner after Bennett resignation

Some Democratic leaders and the state teachers union have begun calling for a return to an elected education commissioner.

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Maine education chief says he'll keep pushing for controversial education reforms

Maine education commissioner Stephen Bowen reaffirmed his commitment to reforms embraced by Tony Bennett, who has influenced Gov. Paul LePage's administration's education policy.

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Arizona state superintendent: Schools need resources after years of cuts

Superintendent John Huppenthal says upward trend of the percentage of students passing could be better if there were more resources.

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Firing of gay teacher who got married sparks controversy

The firing of a gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Glendora after he married his partner and photos of the wedding were published in a local newspaper has sparked an online petition.

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Durham schools superintendent reprimanded for school bus trip to mall

The Durham school board has issued a letter of reprimand to Superintendent Eric Becoats for hiring a school activity bus and driver in June to take friends and family members to private events, including a trip to the mall.

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After scandals, Utah auditor to schools: You’re being watched

School districts and charter schools were put on notice this week: Be ready for an audit of how you handle donations, fundraising and advertising for sports, clubs and other activities.

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In Missouri, race complicates a transfer to better schools

When the Missouri Supreme Court upheld a law in June allowing students from failing school districts to transfer to good ones, Harriett Gladney saw a path to a better education for her 9-year-old daughter.

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Colorado schools prepare for new teacher-rating system

School administrators must learn how to evaluate educators in a discipline that’s not their own as Colorado prepares for statewide implementation of standardized educator effectiveness ratings.

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Complaint: Florida schools’ race-based achievement goals discriminate

Setting less ambitious academic achievement goals for black and Hispanic students in Florida is discriminatory, according to a civil rights complaint filed Friday with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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School grading questioned with Florida chief’s exit

Tony Bennett’s resignation from the state superintendent seat in Florida could have repercussions for the broader education reform movement, including the trendy policy of grading schools on an A-F scale.

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