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Portland Public Schools to Host Budget Listening Sessions

If you're itching to tell Portland Public Schools about your educational priorities this month, you're in luck.

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Memphis Leaders Talk Schools Funding Prospects

The thought is that the city of Memphis will come up with some amount of funding for the consolidated school district once the schools consolidation crosses over into the new fiscal year that starts July 1.

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Iowa Schools Expand AVID College Prep Program

A program in Boise schools is spreading, and providing students with a better chance at graduating and going on to college.

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Finance Committee Ponders Staff Reductions in Va. Schools

With no place else to turn for funding, Halifax County School administrators have set their sights on reducing potential staff in order to cut $640,000 from the proposed budget.

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Texas Students Learn Video Game Design, Consider STEM Careers

Last summer, while some of their peers were at home playing video games, 20 Pflugerville ISD students were learning how to design them.

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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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