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Minn. House OKs $15B Education Bill With Free All-Day Kindergarten

The House, by an 83-50 vote, passed a $15.7 billion K-12 education-funding bill with heady hopes of creating the “world’s greatest workforce” by wiping out the achievement gap affecting minority students and achieving 100 percent high school graduation by the time today’s preschoolers graduate from high school in 2027.

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Study Identifies Troubling Patterns of Teacher Assignments in Schools

In a paper published in this month's issue of Sociology of Education, the researchers present the results of a comprehensive analysis of teacher assignments in the nation's fourth-largest school district, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Their findings identify trends that may contribute to teacher turnover and achievement gaps nationwide.

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Johnson Stepping Down as Leader of Boston Public Schools

She said she was proud of her accomplishments since she took office in August 2007. She cited, among other things, improved high school graduation rates and MCAS performance, bringing hundreds of students back to school who had dropped out, and closing achievement gaps.

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Addressing Racism in Education

The hard truth is that where a child lives often determines K-12 educational opportunity.

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NYC Schools Have Too Much Emphasis on High-Stakes Tests

This high-stakes testing has enormous implications for teachers and entire school communities as well. Mayor Bloomberg has repeatedly and publicly called for teachers to be evaluated based on these test scores.

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SupportMusic Urges School Board to Rethink Music, Arts Teacher Cuts

Such a decision would be, perhaps, understandable in light of the fiscal woes that currently beset many of our nation’s urban areas. It is, however, neither understandable nor defensible in terms of our collective responsibility to provide a full, balanced education to all of our children.

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Va. School Board Approves School Construction Bids

The Virginia CUSD #64 approved bids for the new school construction project and accepted resignations of board members Gary Hish and Lenny Moore as well as elementary teacher Sarah Newman and Jr. High volleyball coach and student council co-sponsor Megan Smith.

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Bismarck/Mandan School Construction on Track Despite Snow

Bismarck Superintendent Tamara Uselman said that though the snow has had an impact, it has not been enough to affect the construction timelines for the three new Bismarck schools.

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K12 Students Tackle National Environmental Challenges

For the Challenge, elementary, middle and high school students across the country were tasked with identifying an environmental issue in their schools, communities or the world at large and creating a replicable green solution under the guidance of a teacher or mentor using web-based curriculum tools powered by Discovery Education.

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Sielox Class Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System for K-12, Higher Ed

Sielox Class™ provides critical situational awareness benefits to First Responders, with real-time status updates to aid in response and deployment. First Responders no longer walk blindly into harm’s way, providing for timely accurate decisions.

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