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Tulsa School Board votes to move students around in response to crowding

The Tulsa school board on Monday approved a series of facility-repurposing proposals and boundary changes for 2013-14, including the creation of a McLain seventh-grade center and a centralized enrollment center.

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Richmond School Board votes to close three schools

The Richmond School Board voted 5-4 Monday night to close Clark Springs Elementary School, the Adult Career Development Center and the Norrell pre-school center.

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Disparities in some Colorado teacher evaluations draw fire

Results were mixed at campuses throughout the school district as principals completed the first round of teacher evaluations under a new system that ties pay raises to the ratings.

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Girls are being left out of New York City schools' high-tech revolution

Only about one in four students in many of the public schools’ top tech programs is a girl, a statistic that mirrors women’s participation in tech jobs nationwide.

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Former Baltimore Schools IT chief indicted for kickback scheme

A Georgia grand jury has charged former Baltimore schools information technology chief Jerome Oberlton with seven counts of fraud and other charges related to his tenure with Atlanta Public Schools, during which he and a co-conspirator allegedly took $60,000 in kickbacks and Oberlton's private IT companies took bribes for awarding $700,000 to a contractor.

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Senator introduces national education measure

On Tuesday, Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa, introduced the Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013. It is an updated version of the 48-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the law that governs all public schools that receive federal money to support the most vulnerable students among the poor, racial minorities, learners of the English language and the disabled.

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ASCD Announces 2013 Class of Emerging Leaders

ASCD has selected 25 educators from around the globe for the 2013 Emerging Leaders Class.

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School Leadership Groups Urge 'Adequate Time' to Implement Common Core Standards

While assessment has an important role to play as one of multiple measures for evaluating student learning and achievement, the continued reliance on one-time testing diverts attention away from content and the substance of what is being taught.

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Florida Virtual School Full Time hosts commencement ceremony

This is a major milestone for the e-learning pioneer, as approximately 250 12th graders from around the state are graduating for the first time ever with a FLVS FT high school diploma.