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Errant robocall from Pinellas schools gives parents a rude awakening

A predawn phone call Sunday from the Pinellas County School District jolted hundreds of bleary-eyed parents out of bed with a one-minute recorded "welcome back" message from the superintendent.

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Kentucky schools look to Singapore to raise math scores

Surrounded by colorful number cards, beads and blocks, dozens of elementary teachers from across Louisville sat inside a packed training room last week, learning a new way of teaching math that focuses on problem-solving and in-depth understanding.

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After rocky reign, Evanston (Ill.) school chief resigns

After a rocky 13-year reign as Evanston's elementary school district superintendent, Hardy Murphy abruptly resigned two weeks before the start of classes, leaving stunned supporters and detractors with questions.

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Bill would ban "zero tolerance” policies in Ohio schools

“Zero tolerance” policies call for automatic, harsh punishments, often suspensions or expulsions, for certain offenses. Now there’s a trend to ban the policies, including those in Ohio.

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Sequestration cuts Head Start for 57,000 children

The automatic, across-the-board budget cuts have also resulted in pay cuts or layoffs for at least 18,000 employees of Head Start, which provides education, nutrition, and health services for children aged 5 and under.

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New poll: Most parents favor standardized testing in schools

Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students' and schools' performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.

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Jeb Bush: Toward a better education system

The United States has become a global leader in education spending, while also becoming a global laggard in student achievement.

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For a longer school day, who sacrifices?

Longer days do seem to solve a lot of problems at once: allowing more time for personal instruction, gym, and the arts; matching school schedules with the needs of working parents.

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Announcing first district-wide blended learning partnership with Reynoldsburg City Schools

The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a nonprofit organization supporting the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts across America, today announced its first full district-wide implementation with the Reynoldsburg City School District in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

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American Association of School Librarians pick Schoology as best for managing classrooms

The shift toward using personal devices or school-distributed technology in today’s classroom is called 1:1 learning, meaning that each student has a tablet, smartphone or computer for multimedia instructional resources, to complete assignments, to explore the Internet and to collaborate with peers.

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