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Fund(rais)ing Calif.'s Private Elementary Schools

Springtime in L.A. is the season when private grade schools host auctions, gala events, and swank soirees at fancy hotels, studio lots, and L.A. country clubs designed to raise additional funds to pad the $25,000 base fee of sending kids to John Thomas Dye, Buckley, Curtis, the Center, Campbell Hall, Brentwood, Stephen S. Wise, and all the other early educational top L.A. tickets.

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Partnership Creates Unparalleled Staff Evaluation Resource

Standard for Success, an online, fully customizable teacher evaluation platform created by educators, announces today a partnership with Roanoke, Va.-based Interactive Achievement, which provides web-based assessment and data management software for school districts.

Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions

The AAP, a leading group of pediatricians, said school "zero-tolerance" policies toward kids' behavior problems do no good.

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Vivantech Offers Free Kuali Coeus Webinar

Vivantech, a premier Kuali Commercial Affiliate, announced that they are holding its Kuali Coeus (KC) Webinar for a second time. KC is a comprehensive research administration system and one of the multiple open-source modules that are part of the Kuali technology stack.

Syracuse (N.Y.) Superintendent Speaks Out Against State Funds Competition

Sharon Contreras today spoke out against a portion of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s school aid plan that requires districts to submit grants for funding.

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Worries in Ill. Over New Standardized Test Rules

More stringent passing requirements for standardized tests have Tri-Cities education officials worried schools with traditionally high marks will soon be considered failing, while also trying to plan for the fallout from parents.

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Retired Teacher Unveils 'Apps With Curriculum' Site in Effort to Align Educational Apps With Common-Core Lesson Plans

Cyndie Sebourn, a retired Arkansas educator, founded Apps With Curriculum to make educational apps better suited for classroom use. All curriculum is downloadable and free to access.

Phoenix Schools Take Innovative Steps to Ease Funding Crunch

The Phoenix Union High School District hired Quintin Boyce to perform the typical duties of a principal, such as supervising teachers, overseeing school policies and analyzing test scores. But he spends the bulk of his attention this time of year on one thing: increasing the student population, which means more state money for the school.

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Thirty Years Later: A Nation Still at Risk?

This April marks the 30th anniversary of “A Nation at Risk,” the controversial Reagan-era report from the National Commission on Excellence in Education, that laid out the dire conditions of the U.S. public education system and called for government reform.

20 NYC Schools Selected for Software Engineering Pilot

In his ongoing effort to make New York City a technological powerhouse, Mayor Michael Bloomberg today revealed the 20 middle and high schools selected for the city’s new Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program.

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