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N.Y. Mayor Gives LA School Board $1 Million

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has donated $1 million to help preserve a Los Angeles Board of Education majority that has pushed for several controversial efforts dealing with teachers — including remaking evaluations and speeding the dismissal process — that are supported by the L.A. mayor and the superintendent.

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Obama’s State of the Union Education Plans

Expanding early education programs and redesigning high schools to prepare students for a high-tech economy were among the educational goals proposed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. The following are initial reactions from education associations to his address.

A Son’s Fears and a Father’s Response

Starting to feel safe again after the Sandy Hook tragedy.

TipSoft for Education

Allows students to confidentially share bullying and other safety issues with administrators through Web, SMS, and Android or Apple iOS mobile applications.

Workforce Ready from Kronos

Manage essential workforce information in one platform – with one employee record and one simple user interface.

School Risk… Too Risky to Ignore

Learn the practical steps all school administrators must take to ensure schools are safe and operational.

Textbooks to Tablets

Preparing for digital education by 2017.

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Baltimore City School Board Revokes Contracts of Several Schools

The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday night to not renew the contracts of several charter and other independently run schools — but deferred making decisions about whether most of them would close.

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Report: Milwaukee Choice Schools Lack Specialized Teachers

Results from an annual survey of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program released Wednesday underscore what's already well-known about the voucher program: Participating private schools spend less to educate each pupil than Milwaukee Public Schools, but offer little achievement data about how those pupils are doing.

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Hacking the Classroom to Encourage Student Independence

To say that special education teacher Shannon Putman "does things kind of differently" in her classroom is an understatement.

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