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Former Baltimore Schools IT chief indicted for kickback scheme

A Georgia grand jury has charged former Baltimore schools information technology chief Jerome Oberlton with seven counts of fraud and other charges related to his tenure with Atlanta Public Schools, during which he and a co-conspirator allegedly took $60,000 in kickbacks and Oberlton's private IT companies took bribes for awarding $700,000 to a contractor.

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Senator introduces national education measure

On Tuesday, Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa, introduced the Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013. It is an updated version of the 48-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the law that governs all public schools that receive federal money to support the most vulnerable students among the poor, racial minorities, learners of the English language and the disabled.

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ASCD Announces 2013 Class of Emerging Leaders

ASCD has selected 25 educators from around the globe for the 2013 Emerging Leaders Class.

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School Leadership Groups Urge 'Adequate Time' to Implement Common Core Standards

While assessment has an important role to play as one of multiple measures for evaluating student learning and achievement, the continued reliance on one-time testing diverts attention away from content and the substance of what is being taught.

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Florida Virtual School Full Time hosts commencement ceremony

This is a major milestone for the e-learning pioneer, as approximately 250 12th graders from around the state are graduating for the first time ever with a FLVS FT high school diploma.

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ACT defines work readiness and sets standards and benchmarks in new report

In the report, "Work Readiness Standards and Benchmarks," ACT articulates the specific factors important for an individual to experience success in the workplace throughout a lifetime.

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Knovation forms, expands partnerships with three leading education content developers

With new and existing robust content from the most innovative and reputable education content developers, Knovation subscribers benefit from the digital learning experience provided through resources that are curated and continuously reviewed by educators, aligned to state and Common Core standards, intelligently tagged for flexible search and accessible in multiple formats.

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Kids read now kicks off another year of summer reading success

This mission goes beyond simply keeping children occupied. Research by the National Summer Learning Association shows that students lose an average of two months’ worth of learned instruction over the summer.

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Speech clinicians get tools to help children who stutter deal with bullying

Each year speech-language pathologists provide strategies to help thousands of children manage their stuttering, but these clinicians may not be trained to help deal with the bullying these children often face, says a Purdue University expert.

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