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There’s no shame in being an education reformer

Contrary to what you might read, education reformers are not all wealthy philanthropists. They are not pushing a corporate agenda to dismantle public education. They do not want to turn students and teachers into test-obsessed automatons. They are not anti-teacher.

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Former Dayton schools superintendent pleads guilty to embezzlement

William Gary Rye admitted taking approximately $193,149.22 in benefits he wasn't entitled to, U.S. attorney says, and will go to prison for 18-24 months in a plea deal.

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Dozens of LA Unified schools lack staff needed to run libraries

As many as 145 schools across L.A. Unified may have closed their libraries, and figures show schools and the district have hired only a fraction of the library aides needed to operate libraries in every public school.

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Oregon schools pack in most students per teacher in history, state says

Oregon's student-teacher ratios, long some of the highest in the nation, rose to dramatic new highs of about 22 students per teacher in 2012-13, the state reported.

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New Mexico students 2; education status quo 0

Last week a state district court judge threw out a wrong-headed challenge to the new state teacher evaluations that finally put student achievement front and center.

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NSBA Commends Innovative School Nutrition Bill that Offers Public Schools Added Flexibility

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) commends and supports new legislation that offers public schools added flexibility in meeting the mandates of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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Arizona charter schools want an extra $135 million

The bid for more funding is getting a fight, not only from the state Department of Education, but also the Arizona School Boards Association.

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Deion Sanders' Prime Prep Academy draws scrutiny from state

The Texas Education Agency has yet to open a formal investigation into Prime Prep Academy, the charter school co-founded by the former NFL star. But disarray in the school’s leadership and concerns brought up by parents and the news media have caught the agency’s attention.

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Web access in schools leads more teachers to access porn

More Utah teachers are getting caught and sanctioned for downloading pornography or viewing inappropriate websites using school computers, on school grounds or while classes are in session, an analysis by The Salt Lake Tribune shows.

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Despite dismal record of Pa. cybercharter schools, six more apply to open

Analyzing the state's recently released School Performance Profile information, the Philadelphia-based nonprofit Research for Action found Pennsylvania's cybercharters to be some of the lowest performing schools in the state.

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