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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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NYC Workers Face Firings for Past Misconduct

New York City is removing eight teachers and school aides who were “insufficiently disciplined” for previous offenses in the wake of a department-wide personnel review, school officials said Thursday.

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As Vote on Idado Ed Laws Nears, Sides Contemplate What Repeal Would Look Like

A list of proposed changes to Idaho's new education reforms has triggered a frequent question: What happens if the laws are repealed in November?

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Teachers Criticize Malloy's Education Reform Plan At West Hartford Forum

Glastonbury, Conn. teacher Scott Minnick compared the educational system to a tripod. One of the legs, he told the governor Tuesday night, is a "socioeconomic problem that ... teachers cannot fix." Then why, Minnick asked, does the education reform bill in the state legislature focus on teachers?

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Idaho Public Schools Budget to Fund Laptops

Legislative budget writers voted Monday to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year's session, including a statewide laptop program.

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Klein: U.S. Undervaluing Education; Kids to Pay

Joel Klein, former chancellor of New York City public schools, says America doesn't put enough value on education and students will pay the price.

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San Francisco School Board Skips Seniority in Layoffs

The San Francisco school board took on teacher seniority rights Tuesday night in planning for layoffs, voting to save the jobs of all 70 teachers in 14 low-performing schools when the district hands out pink slips in two weeks.

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