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Will an Oakland District Initiative Slow Teacher Turnover or Make it Worse?

Ask students at McClymonds High School about their teachers and you'll likely hear this: They work hard, but they don't stay long.

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Louisiania Ed Reform Clears the Senate

Louisiana's Senate has put Gov. Bobby Jindal on the verge of winning a historic makeover of public education in the state with two votes Wednesday for bills that would diminish teacher tenure, alter the power of local school boards and establish a statewide private school voucher program.

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NYC Union Sues City Education Department to Obtain E-mails

The New York City United Federation of Teachers filed suit in state Supreme Court on to force the Department of Education to hand over copies of official e-mails that it has been requesting since May 2010.

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L.A. Schools To Tell Parents of Teacher Misconduct Quicker

The Los Angeles public school system will notify parents within 72 hours when a teacher at their child's school has been removed from the classroom on allegations of sexual misconduct against students, officials said Friday.

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Chicago Teachers, District Settle Lawsuit Over Longer School Day Pilot

Teachers in Chicago public schools that agreed to pilot a longer school day starting this past fall will be paid an extra $1,500 under a new deal announced.

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Court Upholds Limits on Religious Messages in Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court left intact Monday two rulings by the federal appeals court in San Francisco that limit the ability of teachers and charter schools to spread religious messages in the classroom.

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No Texas Investigation Following Cheating Report

The Texas Education Agencyhas no plans to investigate suspicious test scores in Houston, Dallas and other state school districts that point to the possibility of cheating and is questioning the methodology of a new report that indicated the suspect scores.

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Education Scholar Encourages Innovation in Oregon

Oregon teachers — and the governor — heard from one of the nation's pre-eminent education scholars at an event sponsored by the Oregon Education Association.

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Rialto School District Responds to Teacher Misconduct Document Request

Rialto (Calif.) Unified School District has responded to a request seeking the number of complaints of teacher misconduct, becoming the second of 19 school districts to provide such a list for a special project by the Daily Bulletin, The Sun and the Redlands Daily Facts.

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Indiana's Education Schools Make New Efforts to Better Teach Teachers

Armed with clipboard and pencil, John Somers, an associate professor of teacher education, watches over a group of sixth-graders and two teachers-in-training at an Indianapolis elementary school.

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