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Chicago Residents Ask Alderman to Oppose Charters

Hundreds of North Side residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools in Chicago’s 49th ward.

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Pa. Schools Need to Adapt to Competition from Other Institutions

Amid some of the most well-orchestrated and well-attended protests from parents and activists in recent history, the School Reform Commission last week voted to close down nearly two-dozen schools and consolidate a dozen others.

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Why America Demonizes Its Teachers

Evaluating teachers on their students’ performance has elicited much public comment of late. In essence, this view assumes that if students aren’t learning, the fault lies squarely with their teachers.

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Ohio Superintendent Ed Vittardi to Become Principal

The current North Royalton City Schools Superintendent, who announced Feb. 4 that he will retire at the end of the school year, will become the new principal at St. Albert the Great School.

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Md. Board Narrows Superintendent Search to Three

The Prince George’s County Board of Education narrowed the field for a new school superintendent to three candidates.

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Curriculum Associates Special Ed Program Receives CASE Endorsement

BRIGANCE Special Education was endorsed after a rigorous evaluation based on itsmarketability, feasibility, research base, performance in field tests, customer satisfaction, company reputation, and enhancement of professional practice as advocated by CASE.

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VariQuest Unveils the Latest Addition to its Visual Learning Product Suite

Varitronics®, a national leader in education technology solutions used to enhance instruction through use of visuals and hands-on instructional aids, announced the addition of the Perfecta™ 2400 Full Color Poster Design System to the VariQuest® Visual Learning Tools product suite.

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LearningStation Adds Chuck Amos to its Board of Directors

Throughout Amos’ career he has been involved in creating a variety of programs serving the needs of education including; statewide implementations of programs, professional development offerings, school networking, technology planning and implementation, education technology initiatives at the local, state and national level.

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PARCC Releases Tool To Prepare Schools for 21st Century Assessments

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today announced a new planning tool and guidance for schools and districts that will help them get ready for new, 21st century assessments in the 2014-2015 school year.

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Teacher Observation is Collaborative in KY Middle School

Since its implementation at Western Middle School in Louisville, KY, the observe4success platform has become an invaluable avenue for peer feedback, as well as an integral part of teacher growth.

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