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New Option Lets Boston Pick School for Child

Boston parents who do not get their choices of kindergartens for their children in the first round of the lottery now have the option of letting the School Department pick a school for them under a change that went into effect last week.

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‘Disciplinary Fees’ Show the Trouble With Charter Schools and Privatization

Our neighbors at MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry report that Chicago’s Noble Network of Charter Schools is making some cash on the side by charging “disciplinary fees” to unruly students. The parents of one teenager, writes Traci Lee, had to pay close to $2,000 in fines for infractions including “an unkempt appearance and not making eye contact.”

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Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom

"It's harder to change a school than it is to move a graveyard." Or, as it's also been said, "It's harder to change a history course than it is to change history." I think we can all agree that our schools should be among our most dynamic and innovative institutions; but despite the endless talk about school reform, they remain among our most ossified.

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Charter Schools Kick Out Far More Problem Students, But What is the Alternative?

Many educators on this blog complain that charter schools enjoy a critical edge over their non-charter counterparts: They have far more freedom to kick out problem students.

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Redefine reading and community involvement to increase ROI

By using myON Reader’s vast online library and involving the greater community, educators can transform how students think of reading

5 steps to solving the bullying epidemic, and the tools to get you there

Learn how districts can use the latest technology to combat bullying, violence, drug abuse and other dangerous behavior.

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Gangster Redemption: Showing Teens That A Life of Crime Is No Life At All

Co-written by 8-time New York Times bestselling author Peter Golenbock, Gangster Redemption truly is the life story of a ‘Goodfella’ turned ‘good guy’ who gets his life back on track to help and inspire others. His riveting story has it all; the millions he made from robberies, prison torture, the New York mafia, and much more.

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PARCC Governing Board Approves Math Assessments for College and Career Readiness, Retest Policy and Tech Specs

The Governing Board of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) held a meeting on December 13, 2012, which included a joint session with the PARCC Advisory Committee on College Readiness (ACCR).

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Connecticut Counseling Association Partners with Newtown Lions Club To Provide Counseling to Those Affected by Sandy Hook Tragedy

The Connecticut Counseling Association (CCA), a branch of the American Counseling Association, and the Newtown Lions Club Foundation have partnered to provide counseling services to the families and first responders affected by the December 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

Menifee (Calif.) Union S.D. Opts to Appoint Replacement Trustee

Superintendent Linda Callaway said a replacement for Scott Mann – who resigned earlier this month before he was sworn in as Menifee's first elected mayor – could be named as soon as Jan. 7, when the board will interview applicants. Trustees are paid $265 per month, with health benefits available.

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