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College Readiness Mission of 20 New Texas Charter Schools

The second of 20 San Antonio IDEA Public School campuses is headed to the South Side and and is scheduled to open in fall 2013.

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Auditor: 'Strong Likelihood' Columbus Schools Employees Will Be Referred for Prosecution

Columbus schools leaders acknowledged the district is the subject of a federal investigation today at the same time that the state auditor's office indicated it is likely to refer some district employees for criminal prosecution in its data-tampering investigation.

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D.C. Plans to Close 20 Schools, Consolidate Students to Others

Facing a growing challenge from the burgeoning charter school movement, the D.C. Public School system plans to close 20 schools, most of them at the beginning of next academic year.

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Detroit School Board Will Vote to Quit EAA, Leader Says

A week after voters overturned Public Act 4, the Detroit Board of Education plans to vote Tuesday night to break the district's contract with Eastern Michigan University and withdraw from the Education Achievement Authority.

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Chicago Teachers Union Marches Against School Closings

As it girds for a battle over school closings, the Chicago Teachers Union is adhering to the strategy it employed during the September strike by framing the fight as one pitting regular Joes from the neighborhood against elitist big-money interests.

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Gale Names Auraria Library Winner of the ‘Out-of-the-Box’ Marketing Contest

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced that Auraria Library in Denver, Colorado is the winner of the Out-of-the-Box Marketing Contest, launched in September at R-Squared – The Risk and Reward Conference.

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Turning Foundation Collaborates on Area Website

The Turning Foundation in collaboration with the Eastern Ohio P-16 Partnership for Education is launching a new website focused on connecting the public with Northeastern Ohio education.

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CTB/McGraw-Hill Introduces new Assessment Tool for Project-Based Learning

CTB/McGraw-Hill, the nation’s leading educational assessment partner, announced the launch of Acuity® Performance Task System, a new performance assessment authoring system and item bank, which will enable teachers for the first time to evaluate project-based learning across multiple subjects using meaningful, research-based assessment methods.

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New Research Shows Responsive Classroom Implementation

The results are coming in from a US Department of Education funded study of Responsive Classroom, a nationally recognized evidence-based approach to teaching that increases academic achievement, decreases problem behaviors, improves social skills, and leads to more high-quality instruction.

Culture, Not Curriculum, May Be Key to High School Reform

Resurrecting a struggling high school is more about changing culture than curriculum, according to Charles Payne, a University of Chicago professor and affiliate of the university's Urban Education Institute.

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