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Radical reform: iPad schools seek to transform education

Plenty of schools use iPads. But what if the entire education experience were offered via tablet computer? That is what several new schools in the Netherlands plan to do. There will be no blackboards or schedules. Is this the end of the classroom?

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Kevin Maxwell officially named CEO of Prince George's County schools

For years, the Prince Georges County Schools have struggled with test scores, student safety and a host of other issues.

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20 years later charter schools closing achievement gap

Charter schools are driving education reform in Massachusetts. Now is not the time to retreat from the reforms on which our success was built.

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The real work lies ahead after high school graduation

My daughter acknowledged that – for her – earning a high school diploma meant she didn't drop out or flunk out. The real work lies ahead.

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Orange (Fla.) district offers transfer option to students at crowded schools

Parents at 70 overcrowded Orange County Public Schools will have the option to transfer their children to one of 47 less crowded school this fall under a School Board policy finalized this week.

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For Salem (Mass.) schools, more time an important step

The value of expanded learning time has been a hot topic of conversation over recent months in our community, with some schools considering expanding their calendar and the School Committee considering a change to the calendar at Saltonstall School, a long-standing extended-year school.

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Panel eyes $1M extra for a Mass. district

Flush with close to $1 million more than it had to work with earlier this week, the School Committee examined a new budget plan Thursday that would save busing to the high school, retain many teaching positions and prevent deep cuts to the arts and other electives at the high school and middle school.

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Oklahoma Board of Education identifies bottom schools

State education officials have identified the nine Oklahoma schools most in need of a turnaround.

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Antonio Villaraigosa leaves his mark on L.A. schools

In the middle of Watts, at one of the worst-performing high schools in Los Angeles Unified, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in his element.

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Chicago plans to open new schools for dropouts amid massive closures

Chicago Public Schools announced plans to open several new schools for former high school dropouts, despite large-scale budget cuts and widespread protests over school closures in the city.

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