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Newtown Board of Education: No Interim Superintendent Yet

After at least two hours in a closed meeting Tuesday night, Newtown Board of Education chair Debbie Leidlein said the board was not ready to announce the interim superintendent position for Newtown's public schools.

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Birmingham Board Approves Plan to Close Schools

The Birmingham school board has approved a cost savings plan that calls for closing seven schools and laying off 90 employees.

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Wis. High School Students Seek 'Sleep Late' Privileges

High school student representatives addressed members of the Elmbrook School Board on Tuesday to pitch a tough sell: leaving school early.

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D.C. Charter Schools Show Improvements in Test Scores v. Public Schools

D.C.'s charter schools aren't only growing faster than traditional public schools, but they're also showing bigger improvements in citywide standardized tests.

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Los Angeles Schools Falling Apart, Literally

In the last five years, the district has lost about 500 custodians and plant managers, along with about 650 carpenters, electricians and plumbers, according to chief facilities executive Mark Hovatter.

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Teacher Education to Blame for Failing Schools

American education is in a sorry state of affairs, and there’s enough blame for all participants to have their fair share.

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Celebrating Success Stories in Idaho K12 Education

Lakeland School District Superintendent Mary Ann Ranells said she has been blessed to be an educator for 40 years and that being a part of the Idaho Leads Project made her feel special.

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Woodruff Construction Asks Ames (Iowa) School Board for Fresh Start

A regional president of Woodruff Construction told the Ames Community School Board Monday that he hoped to start the Miller Avenue school project with a clean slate.

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N.J. Lawmakers Blast Slow Pace of School Repairs, Construction

State school officials say they will begin construction on a dozen new schools this year, after virtually no building in the three years since Gov. Christie took office.

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Are Your Students Ready for Future Work?

Teaching "transcendent" skills that will mark successful workers in the future.

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