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Portland Public Schools Proposes Adding 66 Positions in Budget Proposal

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith on Monday proposed adding 66 staff positions -- a big share of them art teachers -- in a "relatively stable" 2013-14 budget propped up by increased state funding and a city-wide arts income tax.

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Miami-Dade School District Rewards Top Teachers with Performance Bonuses

Monday’s pomp and circumstance marked the second year of the school district’s unique foray into performance pay, a controversial issue pushed both by the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program and the Florida Legislature.

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Unions' Charter-School Push

Charter schools have spread across the country while generally keeping organized labor out, with operators saying they can manage schools better when their staffs aren't unionized. But labor groups are now making a big push to get a stronger foothold in this educational realm.

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Schools Have Become Triage Centers for Civilized Conduct, which Should Have Been Taught At Home

Some students come from homes that are conducive to learning, and they do well in school; others don’t come from such homes and, with few exceptions, do poorly.

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Principals’ Perfect Storm of Challenges

Survey: Districts Need Vision for Teaching Science, Math

Education Schools Innovate to Supply STEM Teachers

Several model education programs are leading the charge to fulfill President Barack Obama's call for 100,000 highly qualified STEM teachers over the next decade, and to get them ready for the much-anticipated new K-12 math and science standards.

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Survey: Do Teachers Feel Safe in School?

ASCD Selects Wash. Deputy Superintendent and Md. Teacher as 2013 Outstanding Young Educators

At ASCD's 68th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Chicago, Ill., Joshua Garcia, deputy superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools in Tacoma, Wash., and Ryan Twentey, a photography teacher at Parkville High School in Parkville, Md., were announced as winners of the association’s prestigious 2013 Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA).

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Grand Island (N.Y.) Schools Talk Possible Personnel Cuts, Solar Panels

The Grand Island Board of Education is considering about 25 personnel reductions in an effort to close a $1.5 million gap between expenses and revenues in the 2013-14 budget.

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