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At charter schools, short careers by choice

As tens of millions of pupils across the country begin their school year, charter networks are developing what amounts to a youth cult in which teaching for two to five years is seen as acceptable and, at times, even desirable.

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Baruti K. Kafele’s New ASCD Book Shows How to Close the Attitude Gap to Improve Student Learning

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, is pleased to announce the release of Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success by award-winning educator and best-selling education author Baruti K. Kafele.

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ALAS Board Votes to Extend Executive Director’s Contract

At her six-month review as executive director of the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), Veronica Rivera received a strong vote of confidence from ALAS’ board of directors.

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Report: A body in motion gets better grades

Students who are physically active during school get better grades, even as nearly half the nation’s administrators have cut time from PE classes and recess in the last decade to focus more on math and reading, a new report found.

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Superintendent moves from good to great in Tennessee

By setting a clear vision, Superintendent Jim McIntyre has made his mark at Knox County Schools, a flourishing Tennessee district where most of the 15 high schools can boast of graduation rates above 90 percent.

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Urban alliance works to change school food’s image

A first-of-its-kind coalition of five of the nation’s largest districts is working to improve the reputation and quality of school food.

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Detroit bankruptcy weighs on already struggling schools

Schools were already dealing with a budget deficit and extreme drops in enrollment, a problem that could get worse if the bankruptcy declaration leads more people to leave the city.

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Epic map fail by MSNBC shows need for improved geography education

All someone from Martin Bashir's program had to do was consult an actual map of New York and Pennsylvania to correctly place each of the four cities displayed erroneously.

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What the public wants from their schools

Recently, the Associated Press, Education Next (EdNext) and PDK/Gallup each released polls on Americans' views on a range of education issues. The surveys covered a lot of ground, but a few unifying themes emerged.

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