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Does the new Ohio school report card system penalize schools for diversity?

For the first time this year, the report cards Ohio uses to rate public schools will give schools letter grades based on how much a school closes the achievement gap between different groups of students.

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Report: Wake (N.C.) schools suspensions a 'prison pipeline'

In a report issued Monday, Legal Aid of North Carolina blasted the disciplinary system in the Wake County Public School System, calling it a "school-to-prison pipeline."

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Suit In Alabama seeks to stop school choice law

Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.

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Evanston (Ill.) schools chief to get $175K severance after abrupt resignation

The Evanston school superintendent who resigned unexpectedly last week after 13 years on the job will be paid severance of $175,000, school officials said.

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Ohio schools to get suicide awareness training

A state law requiring suicide awareness training in Ohio schools for the first time this year could help stem the tide of a “silent epidemic” that took her son’s life, state Rep. Marlene Anielski says.

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Most schools miss top ranking in Michigan's new scorecard

Only 13 schools in Metro Detroit — and 78 statewide — earned the highest rating possible on the state’s new reporting system for school performance, according to data from the state’s new accountability system for public schools.

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ASCD Welcomes New Teachers to Profession, Offers Resources

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, is pleased to welcome new teachers to the education profession and offer professional development resources to ensure their success during the coming school year.

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AASA Leadership to Discuss Education Issues in Abington, Pa.

The leadership of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, will discuss the state of public school education on Aug. 27 and 28, 2013, in Abington, Pa.

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Are we serious about education for minority students?

Two recent events — one on the east coast and one on the west coast — raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.

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