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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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Why U.S. Secretary of Education Says 'RESPECT Project' Focused on Teachers is Needed?

The U.S. Department of Education recently rolled out its proposal for the RESPECT Project(Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching).

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Proposal Would Have Ill. Schools Take on Teacher Pensions

As suburban school officials remain skittish about the idea of paying more toward teachers’ retirements, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said a proposal he’s considering would spare local districts the cost of covering the immense pension debt the state has racked up.

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Miramonte (Calif.) Sex Abuse: Schools Facing Catholic Church-like Wave of Scandal?

The reopening of an investigation into teacher misconduct at a high school in Hollywood and the initiation of another in Pacoima – both in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) – is leading to concerns that the lewd behavior uncovered at Miramonte Elementary School might be more widespread than thought.

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