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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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Government Seeks Help to Stop Teacher-Led Cheating

The Obama administration is creating a manual showing how schools can fight teacher-led cheating on standardized tests, asking educators to help stomp out "testing irregularities."

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Teachers Approve Tentative Contract in Michigan District

The Bay City Education Association, representing 450 teachers, has tentatively approved a new contract with Bay City Public Schools, the two sides said in a joint press release on Tuesday.

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CPS Contract Negotiations Unpredictable

Several factors make it tougher for Chicago teachers to strike.

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Alabama's Former Teacher of the Year Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

A former Teacher of the Year at an Alabama elementary school admitted to molesting over 21 girls during his 25-year career, police said on Thursday.

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Beaverton (Ore.) Schools Supt. Is Still Happy

Jeff Rose has led the Beaverton School District for six months now, and so far, he hasn't fled.

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Social-Emotional Learning Combats Educator Burnout

Mounting research shows that addressing the inner lives of teachers may combat teaching stresses.

Education STEM Centers Sprouting in Higher Ed

WPI are Wheelock College are two of many higher education institutions nationwide focusing on preparing its undergraduates to teach STEM topics inside the classroom.
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A Delaware District Could Lose $2.5 Million In Federal Race To The Top Funds

In a unique move, Delaware education officials have threatened to withhold $2.5 million in federal funding from a district for failing to provide its teachers with sufficient time dedicated to planning.

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