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Alabama Tells Courts to Reconsider Allowing Immigration Status Checks in Schools

The state of Alabama is fighting to collect immigration information on new students as well as to keep a measure making it illegal to harbor undocumented immigrants.

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Khan Academy President: K12 Not Focused on 'Unleashing Students' True Potential'

Improving education is no easy task, but Shantanu Sinah said administrators would be wise to consider one piece of advice: let students move at their own paces.

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Lexington (Mass.) Schools Deny Locking Child in Alleged Closet

A father’s account, published over the weekend, of how his daughter was repeatedly locked in a “closet” as a Lexington kindergartner in 2006 prompted a rebuttal Monday from the town’s school superintendent, leaving conflicting accounts of exactly what happened to her six years ago.

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Florida Gov. Tours Schools, Mines for Ed Ideas

Gov. Rick Scott met with elementary school teachers and parents as part of a listening tour that could be as much an opportunity to hear ideas for future school policies as it is to repair his image on education as he heads toward a re-election campaign.

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Indiana Schools, Families Struggle with Tech Costs

Local school districts that want to use online courses and computers instead of paper for assignments have a problem: The number of families who can't afford laptops and tablets is rising.

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374 Texas Districts Must Pay Out to Poorer Schools

Texas has added 23 school districts to a now-record list of those required to give some of what they raise in local tax revenue to the state for distribution to poorer schools.

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New Report Shows U.S. Lagging on Education Indicators

A new report shows that Americans are lagging behind their peers in education, but are still reaping big benefits from their diplomas.

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Schools May Now Apply for Nationwide ‘Healthy School Makeover Contest’

Video entries are now being accepted for the nationwide Healthy School Makeover Contest, with the winner receiving an unprecedented grand prize worth $45,000 in educational materials, training, and equipment. Individuals can nominate a school by submitting a short video explaining why their school needs a healthy school makeover and how they’ll use the Grand Prize award to improve the health of their students. 

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Pennsylvania Department of Education Selects Teachscape’s Framework for Teaching Proficiency System

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has chosen Teachscape, the leader in delivering Web-based professional learning content, innovative technologies, and expert services to improve teaching practice, to provide a system by which to train and assess the state’s 5,350 teacher evaluators. 

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YourTeacher Forms Partnership with TIES of Minnesota to Offer Math iBooks Textbooks

TIES is a Minnesota education technology collaborative that brings together technology and education to create comprehensive, cutting-edge solutions for school administrators, educators and students. TIES member districts represent over 500 Minnesota schools with approximately 275,000 students

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