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GOP donor's charter school grade changed

Former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett built his national star by promising to hold ‘‘failing’’ schools accountable. But when it appeared an Indianapolis charter school run by a prominent Republican donor might receive a poor grade, Bennett’s education team frantically overhauled his signature ‘‘A-F’’ school grading system to improve the school’s marks.

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Guns in school: Arkansas district arming more than 20 teachers, staff

More than 20 teachers, administrators and other school employees in Clarksville will carry concealed weapons throughout the school day, making use of a little-known Arkansas law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus.

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A ‘Promising Start for ConnectED,’ Says CoSN’s Krueger

CoSN applauds the FCC for kick-starting President Obama’s education initiative to expand E-Rate and modernize classrooms.

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ASCD Appoints Susan Race as New Director of Professional Development

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has appointed Susan Race as the association’s director of professional development.

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Michigan's schools chief 1 of 28 education officials nationwide paid more than governor

Nine states have schools leaders making more than $200,000, and Mississippi's top education official makes the most at $307,125, according to the report.

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Big data helps guide Colorado's public schools

The future of education is personalization. But how is that going to happen? Data.

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Child of survivor pushes holocaust education bill for Pa. schools

Bill would require Pennsylvania public and private schools to provide education on the Holocaust and other genocides for students in grades six through 12.

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Mayoral candidate releases plan to close achievement gap in Boston Public Schools

City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo proposes increasing access to early childhood education and more extended learning time in schools, among other initiatives.

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Jefferson County (Ky.) schools can apply to allow cellphone use in classrooms

Jefferson County Public Schools is revisiting its decade-long ban on using cell phones in classrooms — bowing to lobbying from principals who believe the phones can improve learning.

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