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Half Of Marylands School Systems Embrace Performance Matters

Starting this school year, all school systems in the state of Maryland will be required to have in place a teacher evaluation system that includes student growth as a significant component of the system.

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Bretford Introduces Learning Commons Resource Center

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc., a United States manufacturer of dependable furniture products that improve how people work and learn, today introduced Learning Commons a new section on the Bretford.com website that contains a compilation of education resources and expertise for customers and partners.

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Public Media to Launch First-Ever American Graduate Day on Sept. 22

WNET and PRX today announced Saturday, September 22, 2012 as American Graduate Day, a multi-platform event featuring a live television broadcast, radio playlist with premiere documentaries, and participation from more than 20 national partner organizations, celebrities and athletes to spotlight solutions to the nation’s dropout crisis in which one in four students do not finish high school.

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Superintendent, Staff Propose New Transfer Policy

The Burke County Board of Education’s five-year subcommittee met Monday evening, still wrestling the issue of overcrowding at Burke County schools.

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Westfield Schools Now Rockin' 21st-Century Tech

What started out as a tech initiative three years ago has now been rolled out to the high school, to both intermediate schools and to all six elementary schools.

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Charters Balk at Calif.'s New Pre-Kindergarten Law

A California law requires public schools to add a grade level this fall designed to give the very youngest students a boost when they enroll in kindergarten, but charter schools say the law does not apply to them, pitting them against the state Department of Education.

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Quincy School District Gets More Bad Budget News From the State

The Quincy School Board Finance Committee heard of some changes to the School District’s budget, which is scheduled to be voted on next week.

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Mom Who Wants Bus Cameras Sues Beaufort County School District, Bus Company

The Beaufort mother who has petitioned the Beaufort County School District to put cameras on school buses says she will now look to the courts to keep her children from being bullied.

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Clark County Schools' No Child Left Behind Performance Hits Record Low

Less than a third of Clark County schools made the grade under No Child Left Behind in the 2011-12 academic year, marking a new low for the country's fifth-largest district.

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Stifling the Special Education Stigma in Verona, Cedar Grove

Placing students in the "least restrictive environment" while still providing them necessary assistance is chief, officials from both the Cedar Grove and Verona school districts said.

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