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Report: Alaska not doing well in reading, math in classroom

New data released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card, show that Alaska is progressing at a much slower pace than most of the nation in both reading and math.

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Schools ease up on head lice policies, bugging some parents

Some school nurses are no longer sending home the dreaded "lice note" to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice in their own child's precious locks. The policy shift is designed to help keep children from missing class, shield children with lice from embarrassment and protect their privacy.

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States are starting to test teachers

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research group, finds that most states now demand that student achievement should be a significant factor in teacher evaluations (see chart). Only Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas and Vermont have no formal policy.

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On early learning, Maine foolishly rejects a winning investment strategy

It’s discouraging the state would pass up an opportunity to invest in its youngest residents at an age when the return on investment is highest.

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America's best economic stimulus is education

It is in everyone’s interest to ensure our youth are well educated. It is everyone’s responsibility to offer a helping hand and get involved. Youth need support from the time they are in preschool to ensure success in high school and beyond. A critical juncture is 4th grade reading proficiency.

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Corporate greed at heart of public education's problems

Our system of public education is in dire straits, to be sure. However, the teachers aren't the cause of its decline; neither are the parents or the students.

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Buffalo to revamp admissions criteria at some schools

Dramatic changes in how students are picked for Buffalo’s most sought-after public schools will make more seats available to more students – including students of color – by next fall.

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Interim superintendent tempers Boston schools facilities plan

Interim Superintendent John McDonough backs from several recommendations to a facilities plan that would relocate some schools and expand others, amid growing opposition from students, teachers, and parents.

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Is Colorado the new litmus test for education funding?

Did Coloradans want good schools but decide they were not interested in paying for them? Or were they so opposed to any reforms that they were willing to pass up the money?

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School reformers set to forge ahead in Colorado districts

Reforms in Denver Public Schools include increasing the number of charter campuses and opening innovation schools, which get additional flexibility such as the ability to waive certain union rights.

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