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Teacher Aid is First Piece of Obama's Jobs Plan to Get Senate Vote

Senate Democratic leaders have settled on which piece of President Barack Obama's jobs plan they want to move on first: $35 billion for state and local governments to rehire teachers, police and firefighters.

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How Cheating Cases by Educators at N.Y. Schools Played Out

A charter school teacher warned her third graders that a standardized test question was “tricky,” and they all changed their answers.

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Support for Iowa Schools Plan Elusive

To successfully overhaul the state’s education system, Iowa needs champions in the Legislature and communities that are willing to push for sustained changes, some state leaders say.

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Report: Layoffs Hit 3 Percent of NY Teachers

Layoffs hit nearly 3 percent of teachers in New York this year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the state Council of School Superintendents.

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Atlanta Public Schools: Cheating Teachers Face First Punishments

About a dozen Atlanta educators implicated in the district's cheating scandal find out Thursday whether Georgia education officials will strip them of their teaching certificates, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

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Teach to the Test?

Most of the problems with testing have one surprising source: cheating by school administrators and teachers.

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Opinion: The End Is Near for American Education

We are approaching the end of the second year of NBC's Education Nation reports and last week I listened to the virtues of charter schools being extolled, the faults of traditional public schools being magnified, and the efforts that thousands of teachers make every day to connect with children being tossed aside like yesterday's garbage.

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Looking to Create 21st-Century Classrooms?

The secret to success lies in the "Yeah, buts."

The Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

A district leader's role is to create stability, routine and support for students and staff members.

Survey Reveals New Teacher Challenges

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