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Training, Pay Incentives Help Curb High School Teacher Turnover

Recruiting and retaining top teaching talent is a struggle for many high schools.

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Questions Raised About Louisiana Nonpublic Approvals

Louisiana's Constitution and a court decision require that for any nonpublic school to receive state funds the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education must certify that it has "curriculum or specialized course of study of quality at least equal to that prescribed for similar public schools."

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K12 Inc. Delivers First in Series of Online Content Empowering School and District Partners to Personalize Courses, Instruction

K12 Inc., the nation’s leading provider of technology-powered individualized education solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school, announced it has launched the first in a series of content available through the PEAK12TM Library, a new tool that enables instructors to quickly and easily personalize online courses for individual students, groups, classes, schools or districts.

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Spokane School District Partners with Hobsons’ Naviance to Maximize Student Success

Based on the success of a single school pilot program in 2011, Spokane Public Schools (SPS) will implement Hobsons’ Naviance across its middle and high schools, helping over 10,000 students better prepare for post-secondary success.

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Bloxx Introduces iOS Browser to Help Schools Manage Apple iPad Content Filtering On and Off Network

With Apple’s iPad now outpacing PC purchases by K-12 schools across the U.S.*, Bloxx Inc. is introducing its latest Bloxx Web Browser for iOS6 to help schools manage their Web content filtering and internet access policies on the Apple devices they issue or make available to students and teachers.

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Survey: Lack of Support, Parenthood Top Reasons American High School Students Drop Out

Lack of parental and educational support and becoming a parent are two of the most common reasons younger Americans drop out of high school, according to data released today in the 2012 High School Dropouts in America survey conducted by Harris/Decima on behalf of Everest College.

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Des Plaines’ Westerhold named Illinois Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Jane L. Beyer Westerhold, superintendent of Des Plaines Community Consolidated School District 62, has been selected the 2013 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA).

Critics Say Michigan Funding Overhaul is 'Cart Before Horse'

State policymakers and educators will get their first look today at a massive overhaul of Michigan's public education funding system that already is being labeled a vehicle for school vouchers.

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New Charters Hoping to Take Wing in Pittsburgh Area

As many as four new charter schools could open in Pittsburgh next fall, and others are in the works for elsewhere in Allegheny County.

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Student Mobility, Open Enrollment Key to Ohio School

Three generations had graduated from Perry High School, and the fourth was going to no matter where Brian and Michelle Cox lived.

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