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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of proposed changes to Idaho's new education reforms has triggered a frequent question: What happens if the laws are repealed in November?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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Social Media and Schools in Florida

While school district officials have wrestled with the issue of whether to set boundaries for teachers and coaches when texting and communicating with students using social media, high school students may have come up with an answer.

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She’s Back: Rhee Organization Pushes Legislative Reforms

Rhee’s grassroots organization, StudentsFirst, is ready to persuade state legislators to reform K12 education.
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Parents Protest Plans to Restructure Schools

As the Chicago School Board gets set to vote on a plan to restructure failing schools, opponents staged a candlelight vigil Monday.

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Opinion: Teachers Deserve More than Apples, Gold Stars

The White House could use a little help from Aretha Franklin to boost its new education initiative. The $5 billion plan aims to elevate the status of America’s teachers, and is dubbed RESPECT — although inspiring that particular sentiment may be wishful thinking.

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