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NYC to Open 78 New Schools in September

Education officials will cut the ribbon on 78 new city schools in September, bringing the number of public schools opened during the Bloomberg administration to 656 — a record for any New York mayor.

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Ramona (Calif.) School District Braces for Strike

This is a proactive measure, school board president Bob Stoody said Tuesday morning, explaining that the trustees must vote before the district can hire anyone at that rate, and they have taken no such action. The district currently pays $95 a day for its substitute teachers.

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Lawmakers Reach Compromise on Idaho Education Budget

On Tuesday, the Senate State Affairs Committee introduced a compromise bill designed to bring together opposing factions who disagree on the proposed public schools budget, which the Senate voted down last week 17-18.

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Nine Boston Schools Losing Space Amid Student Influx

The nine schools are among 27 elementary schools, K-8 schools, and early childhood centers that are being tapped so far to accommodate the enrollment spike, mostly in the lower grades, accord­ing to a report that will be presented to the School Committee Wednesday night.

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School Choice Blooming this Spring

School choice is making headlines in multiple states this spring. Several have approved or are considering proposals to expand educational opportunity for families.

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The Pitfalls of Testing-Based Education

Atlanta's cheating scandal has gripped the nation, with 35 educators indicted Friday for raising their students' standardized test scores. But while the scandal should be investigated and dishonest teachers held to account, the overall picture is more complicated.

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D.C. Mayor Proposes $442 Million for School Construction

Among the construction projects proposed for fiscal 2014 is $85 million toward the construction of a new Ballou Senior High School in Ward 8, whose groundbreaking was Tuesday, $38 million toward a $127 million renovation of Roosevelt High School in Ward 4 and upgrades at 15 elementary schools and six middle schools.

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City School Construction Bill Heading to Md. Governor

Legislation to allow Baltimore City to fund the repair or replacement of more than 50 school buildings has been given final approval in the Maryland General Assembly, sending the bill to Governor Martin O'Malley for his signature.

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Carnegie Learning Awarded $1.4 Million Contract from the ADL

The Hyper-Personalized Intelligent Tutors project will explore how factors such as interest- level, mood, and persistence affect learning. The project will build a collaborative research platform for understanding how cognitive and non-cognitive factors working together impact retention of knowledge and a student’s commitment to keep learning.

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Cree Extends LED Street Lighting Leadership

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the next performance upgrade to the LEDway® Series LED Street Light. These energy-efficient luminaires, provided in several versions and tailored to specific applications, are the ideal replacement for outdated high pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH) fixtures.

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