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Common Core raising the expectations of education

The standards, adopted by the N.H. State Board of Education in 2010, aim to provide a clear and consistent educational framework to prepare children for college and the work force. They define the knowledge and skills students should obtain from their education in grades K-12 in order to succeed in entry-level college courses and work force training programs.

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Orange students take home MacBook Air laptops

The students will use the devices all school year, and middle- and high-schoolers will be able to take them home. Curriculum materials for students' core subjects will be loaded onto the computers, reducing the need for textbooks.

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Ohio releases letter grades for schools

The new report cards include an A to F system and measure different things than the previous system. This year is a transition year for the new report cards, and only some measured components were reported.

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NYC education official promises student test scores will rise

The next mayor can expect city students’ test scores to rise, a top state education official predicted Thursday, while also cautioning they shouldn’t be the sole indicator of whether education reforms are working.

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Bye-bye property tax? A new way to fund education

In one stroke, the most-contentious issue dominating politics and policies across the state would be transformed, with new winners – and new losers. Would this change be for the better?

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Education failure is simply not an option

Rather than transferring 2,219 students from the 42 failing schools, the problem should be addressed at each of these schools where the problem originated.

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ACT scores an indicator of failing education?

School officials are quick to point out the ACT is but one factor in admitting a student to college. True enough. But the ACT and similar national tests of student achievement have for decades been reliable indicators of a student’s academic success in college.

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District hires Houston law firm to investigate questionable practices

Trustees for the Socorro Independent School District (El Paso, Texas) have hired a Houston-based legal firm to conduct an investigation into the district's practices to determine who was responsible for inappropriately retaining special needs students and transfer students from Mexico in the ninth grade between 2007 to 2012.

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Dallas ISD superintendent being investigated

Paul Coggins, attorney with the firm Locke Lord, has been hired to investigate a $24,530 contract Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles awarded to The LeMaster Group.

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LA board ratifies hiring of mayor's top education aide

The Los Angeles Board of Education has ratified the unusual hiring of the mayor’s top education advisor, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana. Melendez will be brought on as an employee of the LA USD, but with her salary and benefits paid by the city of Los Angeles. The arrangement will allow Melendez, a career educator, to continue to accrue pension benefits in the state teachers retirement system.

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