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Tennessee schools struggle to close achievement gaps

Middle Tennessee school districts, like their peers across the state, are still struggling to close academic achievement gaps between groups of children, especially the gap between students with disabilities and those without, according to state test results.

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D.C. schools make biggest test improvements since 2008

District of Columbia public and charter school students have achieved their highest marks ever on the city's standardized tests.

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Hold states accountable on schools

It is time to take into account what we have learned from No Child Left Behind in the past decade and improve the federal accountability and school improvement system, rather than end it.

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Participation in Maine district's summer meals program doubles

As students enter their last month of summer break, early reporting on participation in the city’s summer meals programs indicates a dramatic increase from 2012.

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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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