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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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LAUSD Relocates Miramonte Elementary School Staff

A two-day closure went into effect at Miramonte Elementary School on Tuesday to enable the Los Angeles Unified School District to replace the entire staff following the arrests of two teachers on allegations of lewd acts and sexual crimes against students.

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Bloomberg Spares Education Department from Budget Cuts

For the first time in three years, New York City teachers are not being threatened with layoffs, “unless something dramatic happens,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said, announcing his preliminary budget.

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Cash-Strapped CPS Spends Millions on Workers for Unused Sick and Vacation Days

The cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools system spends tens of millions of dollars annually on a perk that few other employers offer: cash to departing employees for unused time off.

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