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Facing Own Teacher Eval Deadline, Charter Schools Just Say No

At the same time as the State Education Department is publicly pressuring school districts to adopt new teacher evaluations by next month, it’s also quietly demanding that charter schools turn in their teachers’ ratings from last year.

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Mehlville BOE Votes to Give Kindergartners 'Gift of Time'

There has been a great deal of forward motion in the Mehlville School District over the last 18 months.

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Easton Area School District Cyber School to Launch in Jan.

Easton Area School District will join neighboring school districts by allowing students to take online courses next year.

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Budget Gives More for Utah Education, Especially Science

Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled a budget proposal Wednesday that he says will not only help more Utahns gain college degrees and certificates, but also avoid "degrees to nowhere" — and lead to high-paying jobs in science and technology.

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U.S. Lags in International Education Assessments

The results for international assessments on math, science, and reading are in: Students from East Asian countries, along with a select group of European countries, outperformed those in the United States, according to the results for the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), released Dec. 11.

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Mo. District to Find, Fix Sports Facilities’ Alleged Inequalities Under Title IX

After failing to come to an agreement with complainants alleging violations of inequality between boys’ and girls’ sports facilities Butte School District No. 1 will conduct a self-investigation by mid-January into its locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities, and plan to remediate any inequalities found.

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7 Employees on Leave After Inquiry into Grade Changing at Montgomery (Ala.) Public Schools

Investigations into grade changing allegations within Montgomery Public Schools has led to seven employees being placed on administrative leave for allegedly pressuring teachers to make improper changes before ultimately making the changes themselves, according to MPS superintendent Barbara Thompson.

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La. District Receives $300,000 Grant for Literacy Programs

The Rapides Parish School District will put a $300,000 state grant to work to improve literacy in six middle schools this year.

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While Sickouts Close 3 Detroit Schools, Others Manage with Fewer Teachers

At least three school districts in Metro Detroit will be closed Tuesday because many teachers are calling in sick to join union demonstrations in Lansing against the Legislature's expected passage of right-to-work legislation.

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Okla. Schools Superintendent Fears Seniors Will Drop Out

The Douglass High School senior class could be riddled with dropouts if students become too overwhelmed by the wreckage left by years of academic mismanagement, the state superintendent of schools said Monday night.

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