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Public Schools Bearing the Brunt of Special Education Costs

The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for alternatives that aren't always readily open to those requiring special education.

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A Good Teacher Is Hard to Keep

A great teacher can have a huge effect on a child's life. So, unfortunately, can a bad teacher. But in education, job performance has virtually nothing to do with opportunities for advancement.

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Barge Gets it Wrong by Opposing Charter Schools Amendment

Few people claim to be a true conservative by complaining about preventing judicial activism and saving money. But state schools superintendent John Barge tried it last week.

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Pa. Names Recovery Officer for Chester Schools

State officials have named an education reform advocate as chief recovery officer for a struggling school system near Philadelphia.

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Lansing School District Formalizes Interest in Dropout-focused Charter School

The Capital City is home to one of the worst high school dropout rates in Michigan, but a potential charter school could help remedy that.

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Education Data Companies Chosen

New York state education officials Monday said they selected four companies to build a broad education database that will host students' test scores, curriculum materials and education apps, paid for by up to $50 million in federal Race to the Top funds.

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Paul Vallas for Sale


The non-traditional schools chief teams with Cambium to reform struggling districts.

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Assessment Tools for School Wellness


Survey for principals: a checklist examining food and physical activity wellness policies at the school level

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HP No. 1 in U.S. and Global Desktop Workstation Market Share

HP today announced that industry research firm IDC reported that, for the first time, HP leads U.S. market share in the desktop workstation category, and was the global share leader during the second quarter of 2012.

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Mawi Learning and Florida Virtual School Join Forces to Teach Students 21st Century Leadership Skills Vital to Their Success

Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) and Mawi Learning have come together to offer Leadership Skills Development, a cutting-edge, two-semester course that will dramatically improve the opportunity students of all backgrounds have to succeed in high school, college and life.

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