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Interim superintendent tempers Boston schools facilities plan

Interim Superintendent John McDonough backs from several recommendations to a facilities plan that would relocate some schools and expand others, amid growing opposition from students, teachers, and parents.

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Is Colorado the new litmus test for education funding?

Did Coloradans want good schools but decide they were not interested in paying for them? Or were they so opposed to any reforms that they were willing to pass up the money?

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School reformers set to forge ahead in Colorado districts

Reforms in Denver Public Schools include increasing the number of charter campuses and opening innovation schools, which get additional flexibility such as the ability to waive certain union rights.

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Fallacies, realities about teachers and education schools

Spreading the poisonous notion that everything in current educational establishments is mediocre will only hurt our capacity to continue to entice amazing young people into this profession.

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States are starting to test teachers

In the film “Bad Teacher”, Cameron Diaz’s character says she entered the profession “for all the right reasons: shorter hours, summers off, no accountability”. No one is threatening to take away the first two perks, but several states are eyeing the third.

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California high school's Arab mascot draws ire

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington sent a letter Coachella Valley USD, chastising education officials for allowing "gross stereotyping" at Coachella Valley High School in school murals, football halftime shows, and the mascot in general.

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Significant amount of Okla. schools get D’s and F’s on state report cards

State Superintendent Janet Barresi says more schools received a lower or failing grade because the way the grades were calculated changed.

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Feds: Pervasive sexual harassment, assaults plague California district

A federal investigation of the West Contra Costa school district revealed a pervasive environment of sexual harassment and assaults by students that schools officials failed to adequately address, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights said.

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U.S. reading and math scores show incremental gains

Results continue upward trend but achievement gaps between whites and blacks, whites and Hispanics, and low-income and more affluent students persist. And far less than half of U.S. students are performing at levels deemed proficient.

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A'Lann Truelock new Hondo ISD superintendent

Truelock began work last week as superintendent of Hondo ISD after beating out more than 20 other applicants vying to succeed Clay Rosenbaum, who left the Medina County district in June.

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