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NIEER Report Says Preschool Funding Reached 'State Of Emergency' In 2012

States are drastically underfunding programs for their youngest learners now more than ever, according to a report released Monday, even as researchers and policymakers increasingly point to pre-school as a ladder to the middle class.

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N.J. Principal Named New Superintendent for Votech, Special Services Districts

Taking on the role of superintendent for the Salem County Vocational Technical School and Special Services School Districts can seem like a daunting task. The combined districts include four schools and several satellite programs sprawling throughout Salem and Cumberland counties, serving more than 1,000 students.

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Ron Woodard Wins Nashville Principal of the Year

Watching Executive Principal Ron Woodard walk the halls of Maplewood High School is like a flashback to a time when schools were small and the person in charge knew everyone’s name and family story, too.

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Who Should Be in Control of N.J.'s Schools?

Control of American public schools has an increasing top-down flavor. School districts, mostly urban with lower-income students of color, are labeled “failing,” and the state or a big-city mayor takes control.

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What Do the Tests Test?

For me, the bigger questions remain the value of standardized tests in the education of children, especially the impact they have on what gets taught, how it is taught, and how learning is accurately measured.

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No Rich Child Left Behind

What is news is that in the United States over the last few decades these differences in educational success between high- and lower-income students have grown substantially.

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Buffalo Schools Heed Call to Curb Suspensions

Advocates say it's time for districts everywhere to rethink outdated zero-tolerance philosophies that put students out for minor offenses.

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Austin Schools' $892M Bond Plan Draws Attention

Just days before voting begins on the Austin school district’s $892 million bond proposal, architects were still scrambling to fine-tune cost estimates — work that is usually completed before the school board decides to put a bond package on the ballot.

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More Missouri Schools Adopt Random Drug Testing Policies

The number of schools implementing random drug testing policies is on the rise nationally - and schools in mid-Missouri are no exception to the trend.

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Few Schools Hire Armed Guards After Conn. Massacre

More than four months after the shooting, just two Connecticut school districts are pushing forward with the idea while others are calling it unaffordable or imprudent.

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