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What’s ahead for New York City charters?

New York City’s expansive charter school network may be in trouble. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who takes office this month, says he plans to charge charters rent for using space in school buildings and to stop new charters from opening.

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Program raises awareness, offers solutions to bullying in schools

TIGER (Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility), a five-person educational theater company based out of New Hampshire visited the school to perform a one-hour musical skit for kindergarten through fifth-graders.

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Pennsylvania parents petition to keep cell towers away from schools

The Cumberland Valley School District has agreed to lease out a portion of its campus to Verizon. Under the agreement, the cell phone giant would pay the district an annual $24,000 to build a tower on their land.

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Happy holidays from District Administration

DA Daily will resume publication on January 6, 2014. Best wishes for a joyous holiday season.

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NC schools bracing for impact of Read to Achieve law

A new program mandated by the General Assembly requires third-grade students to pass the state end-of-grade reading exam or risk being held back.

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What's driving L.A. Unified's better test scores?

L.A. Unified's scores have been rising slowly since the urban district assessment began a decade ago, but figures released this week showed a more significant jump.

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Charter schools changing education

Along with traditional public schools, public charter schools provide a valuable service to our community by giving families additional educational options.

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Education should be about preparing for tomorrow

As a nation, we cannot be satisfied with incremental improvements in national rankings and the percentage of students who are performing at a "basic" level of achievement on a standardized test. Improving test scores will not singularly improve the United States' global competitiveness.

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Embattled San Juan Unified superintendent resigns

San Juan Unified School District Superintendent Glynn Thompson will step down in January following an investigation that substantiated claims from some employees of bullying and retaliation, the district announced Thursday. Trustees accepted his resignation – officially announced as a retirement – rather than try to fire Thompson for actions that have prompted $17 million in tort claims.

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North Carolina district hires new superintendent from Scotland County

Rick Stout, current superintendent of Scotland County Schools, will take the reins at Onslow County Schools in early 2014. His selection was announced during the Onslow County Board of Education meeting Thursday night. Stout said he hopes to continue the path of excellence already established at Onslow County Schools. He said he would like Onslow County Schools to be the best in state.

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