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New Jersey Schools Turn Attention to Teacher Evaluation

School districts across New Jersey have to figure out how they are going to evaluate their teachers — and fast. ... under a state law signed last month to make tenure harder to get and easier to lose for educators, districts need to find answers by the 2013-14 school year.

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Op ed: Education Challenge for Next 50 Years Is Achievement Gap

The biggest challenge facing education in the next 50 years is the achievement gap for minority and low-income children, writes guest columnist Tre' Maxie.

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Louisiana Education Program Upends Public School Model

Louisiana's education department is soliciting ideas from nontraditional places, seeking to offer students new academic courses, skills training and work-based apprenticeships outside of their public school classrooms.

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How Maine Is Reforming Education Through Collaboration

Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen merits praise for inclusively and thoroughly developing the state’s application for flexibility from certain elements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Special Report: The Best High Schools in New York

Besides publishing U.S. News & World Report’s first exclusive New York high school rankings, the Daily News solicited advice from experts on navigating the cumbersome, time-consuming process of finding the best school for each student.

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South Carolina Districts Applying for Federal Education Grants

A dozen South Carolina school districts have told the U.S. Department of Education they plan to apply for a piece of $400 million in grants to be distributed nationwide.

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Chicago Teachers, School Officials Resuming Talks to Avert Strike

Negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the nation's third-largest school district were going down to the wire on Sunday, as teachers threaten to strike on Monday over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's demand for sweeping school reforms.

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Resistance to High Stakes Testing Spreads


A national resolution to limit standardized testing is gathering support.

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Non-food Ways to Reward Student Achievement


K12 experts explain why food should not be used as a reward or punishment for a child’s behavior.

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Looking to implement iPads in your district?


Participate in our interactive Web seminar to learn what you need to know to make the most of these devices.

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