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Education Reform: Iowa Legislators Must Make Way for New Ideas

When legislators struggle just to pass modest education reform proposals, transforming our public school system can seem an impossible goal. And it would be if we asked lawmakers to devise a perfect plan to remake every Iowa school into a lean, mean, 21st Century learning machine.

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Pflugerville (Texas) Schools Names Interim Superintendent

McFarland is the district’s director of student affairs and had been principal of Hendrickson High School. He also was a superintendent in the Kerens and Stockdale school districts.

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Charters Are a Bright Spot in Education: Editorial

Most Americans are accustomed by now to hearing that our kids are lagging in basic skills when measured against other advanced countries. The glory days when we were global leaders are long gone, sadly.

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Texas Bill Proves School Vouchers Still Have no Traction in the House

This week, some state Republicans wanted the House to lap up private school vouchers, touted as a panacea by Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Sen. Dan Patrick. But when it came time to vote, the house must not have been thirsty. Vouchers were shot down in a 103-43 vote.

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New School Meal Guidelines Can be Complicated, Yet Beneficial

Now schools are preparing for the new breakfast guidelines, which will go into effect next school year, and some are applying for grants to help implement and educate students about the new rules.

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Parent Trigger Bill on Failing Schools a National Trend

In the state Legislature, it's known as the parent empowerment or parent trigger bill. And it could be changing the way children are educated in districts across the state beginning next school year.

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Challenges of managing absenteeism in K-12

View the archive edition to find out about the real costs of manually managed absenteeism, and how automated systems can improve efficiency, productivity and the bottom line.

Engaging Students to Prevent Bullying

Moving beyond 'adult-centric' emphases.

Blackboard Collaborate

To change the way teachers teach today’s active learners, we must change the way teachers learn using the learning technologies and media already embraced by their students, such as Blackboard Collaborate.

N.J. Is Breaking Monopoly of Mediocrity in American Education

Student achievement in New Jersey school is evidence of hard work and perseverance. According to the Nation’s Report Card, New Jersey ranks second in the United States in overall fourth- and eighth-grade reading achievement and has a four-year high school graduation rate of 86.5 percent.

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