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N.J. Districts Turn to Performance Matters, Faste Platform to Meet Educator Effectiveness Requirements

With the Excellent Educators for New Jersey (EE4NJ) framework, the state of New Jersey is working to improve teacher quality and student outcomes using a new system for educator evaluations. The evaluation system, which must be implemented in all districts in 2013-14, is composed of equal parts teacher practice and direct measures of student achievement.

Portland Parents Vexed by Schedules

Franklin High parent Lisa Zuniga has a request for Portland Public Schools officials as they move through their budget and staffing process: Provide the number of teachers necessary to offer a full schedule for every student.

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More Colorado High Schools Cooking Up Recipe for Culinary Success

Students learn the basics of cooking and nutrition before moving on to more complex culinary feats and the management process of costing out meals, restaurant-style, to determine their price points.

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Fired Teacher Fights to Get Job at Catholic High School Back

A diocese in Ohio is under siege — receiving numerous threatening calls as well as heated online criticism — and a veteran teacher is out of a job because of publicly revealing a lesbian relationship in violation of the Catholic school’s morality code.

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Enrollment In Bristol (Conn.) Schools Continues to Drop Slowly

The school system is poised to end the year down about 150 students compared to last year, continuing a gradual decline in enrollments.

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New Ala. High School Will Get Expansive Athletics Complex in Fall 2014

With the Shelby County Board of Education last week approving a $6.5 million bid for construction of the Helena High School athletic complex, Mayor Mark Hall is ready to see the city's funding and dedication pay off.

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Plan to Turn Detroit Schools into Neighborhood Hubs Gets Boost from Bank

A set of grants from JPMorgan Chase will boost community services at three Detroit public schools in an effort to make them more vital neighborhood hubs, district and state officials announced Monday.

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Students Hold Georgia School's 1st Racially Integrated Prom

Almost half a century after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed racial discrimination in schools and other public places, black and white students in Georgia's rural Wilcox County danced together for the first time at prom over the weekend.

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NIEER Report Says Preschool Funding Reached 'State Of Emergency' In 2012

States are drastically underfunding programs for their youngest learners now more than ever, according to a report released Monday, even as researchers and policymakers increasingly point to pre-school as a ladder to the middle class.

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N.J. Principal Named New Superintendent for Votech, Special Services Districts

Taking on the role of superintendent for the Salem County Vocational Technical School and Special Services School Districts can seem like a daunting task. The combined districts include four schools and several satellite programs sprawling throughout Salem and Cumberland counties, serving more than 1,000 students.

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