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Baltimore Schools to Monitor Administration of High School Assessments

The Baltimore school system will begin monitoring the administration of the High School Assessments this year, expanding on a measure that began in 2011 after a series of cheating scandals in the district's elementary and middle schools.

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Glendale (Calif.) Schools Increasing Security

After several recent incidents, the school board moves to equip all schools with security cameras and panic buttons, among other measures.

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How Oregon Can Restore Strong Schools

As legislators convene in Salem, they're taking the first steps toward achieving Oregon's bold education goal.

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Better Charter Schools in New York City

From a national standpoint, the 20-year-old charter school movement has been a disappointment—but New York City's experience continues to be an exception.

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Nation’s Principals Release Evidence-based Policy Solutions to Federal Lawmakers

Representatives of the country’s 95,000 public school principals gathered on Capitol Hill from February 25-27 to deliver a strong message to federal lawmakers as they consider the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and other pieces of federal education legislation.

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Two Outstanding Women Educators Receive AASA 2013 Women in School Leadership Award

Deputy superintendent Ann Blakeney Clark of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Schools and Harriet R. MacLean, Principal of James B. Davidson Middle School, San Rafael, Calif., today received the American Association of School Administrators’ 2013 Women in School Leadership Award.

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Ill. School is Rethinking Grade Levels

Ask any 8-year-old who attends school in Glen Ellyn what grade he or she is in and the answer you might soon receive could be surprising.

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Pearson Congratulates Nation’s Superintendent of the Year

In 2007, Dr. Edwards made the bold move to swap out textbooks for digital learning, with the intent of creating a "culture of digital conversion" for every student, every teacher and every administrator in Mooresville.

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Report Highlights Role of Nonprofits in Overcoming Educational Effects of Poverty

The report, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and authored by Dr. Bob Balfanz, co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, argues that in order to overcome the educational impacts of poverty, high-need schools must provide direct, evidence-based supports for students.

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