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Salem (Mass.): School Turnaround Not Easy but Could Be Done

Believe. Achieve. Succeed.These three simple words were at the heart of a community meeting at Salem State University Wednesday night that dealt with public school improvement efforts in the city.

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Chicago Schools Reopen After Strike Ends, Budget Looms

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago students returned to school on Wednesday after a teachers' strike ended, thrilling parents who had struggled with child care but shifting the debate to hard questions about budget deficits, school closures and teacher layoffs.

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Telling Teachers They Are Irreplaceable

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La. Schools Prep for Common Core

Louisiana's public school districts face challenges in the upcoming school year, including a new curriculum, new teacher evaluations and revised accountability standards.

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Newark Schools Chief, Teachers' Union Clash Over Seniority

Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s formula for boosting student achievement in struggling schools is built on a simple concept — allowing principals to select their teaching staff regardless of seniority.

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Arne Duncan: Evaluations Allow Teachers to 'Be Treated as True Professionals and Not Interchangeable Cogs'

Teachers are being treated as true professionals and not as interchangeable cogs in an educational assembly line because of evaluation plans called for in the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says.

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Chicago Schools CEO Criticizes Recommendation on Teacher Raises

Talk of a possible Chicago teacher strike got louder Wednesday, as the head of the school system blasted a fact-finder's recommendation to give teachers a double-digit raise, saying it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and lead to mass-layoffs and classroom crowding.

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TN Education Reform hits Bump in Teacher Evaluation

Tennessee’s new way of evaluating classrooms “systematically failed” to identify bad teachers and provide them more training, according to a state report.

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A School Fix Without a Fight

The Republican governor of Ohio, the Democratic mayor of Cleveland and the local teachers union have united to overhaul how teachers are hired, fired and paid, a rare example of cooperation in education that some critics warn could still face challenges in the implementation.

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U.S. Department of Education Says Ga. Could Lose Race to the Top Funding Over Proposed Changes

Georgia could lose $33 million of its $400 million Race to the Top school grant because of proposed changes to a new evaluation system for principals and teachers.

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