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Number of Cyber Charter Schools to Expand to 15 Statewide in Mich.

 

Oakland County students who are already enrolled in Michigan’s only two cyber charter schools will have more options now that Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation that allows the number of schools offering all classes on computers to increase to 15 by 2015.

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Berkeley Schools' Attendance Investment Pays Off

A year ago, Berkeley school Superintendent Bill Huyett, with the school board's blessing, took about $250,000 out of the district's bank account and placed a bet.

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Law Urges SD Schools to Expand Bible Instruction

South Dakota lawmakers who earlier this year urged public schools to provide academic instruction on the Bible may need the patience of Job as they wait for schools to embrace the idea.

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Boston Public Schools Superintendent Talks About Closing Achievement Gap

Some major cities have departed from tradition and hired people who have never been educators as school superintendents, on the theory that their managerial skills will whip public school systems into shape.

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NY Says Latest Buffalo Teacher Evaluation Plan OK

New York Education Commissioner John King says he's ready to restore federal funding to six low-performing schools in Buffalo.

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Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era

In the 1990s, the term “digital divide” emerged to describe technology’s haves and have-nots. It inspired many efforts to get the latest computing tools into the hands of all Americans, particularly low-income families.

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Michigan Public Schools To Take Common Education Approach

A coalition of business leaders says Michigan’s economic future depends on preschool accessibility for children at risk.

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National and Local education Leaders Discuss School Reform at New Haven Roundtable

National and local education leaders sat around a table Tuesday at the district’s first turnaround school, Brennan-Rogers, and shared ideas about elevating the teaching profession as it relates to education reform.

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Easton Area (Penn.) School District Offering Retirement Incentives

The Easton Area (Penn.) School District is offering some of its longtime employees $5,000 if they submit notice by Friday to resign or retire, a move school officials say could offset teacher layoffs.

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