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New Jersey Superintendent Plans to Reshape Montclair Schools

Eight new positions will be created to focus on teacher effectiveness and come with a price tag of more than $800,000 in 2013-2014, but the overall school budget is down 3.3 percent from this year's.

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Schools Sensitive to Guns Target Child's Play

Critics say it is an overreaction to children who are just kidding. But after shootings like the Newtown, Conn., massacre, school leaders are taking tougher approaches.

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Ore. District Expects More Cuts Despite State Increase in Ed. Funding

The legislative proposal relies on $200 million in PERS reform. If that doesn't happen or is held up in court, Hillsboro will slash another $3.7 million from next school year's budget, said Adam Stewart, chief financial officer.

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Parents Upset As Pa. District Considers Closing Elementary School

The school board listened to a number of concerned parents and North Braddock community members who don’t want to see the students have to be bussed out of the area to attend other schools.

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Schools Say 'Yes' to Phones in Class

Not long ago, kids could get in trouble for using their cellphones during class. Today, some middle- and high-school teachers encourage it -- as long as students are using the devices for classwork.

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N.J. Board of Education to Release Regulations for Teacher Evaluations

The Christie administration will roll out its long-awaited regulations for teacher evaluations today, including outlines for how student achievement will be used in grading teachers and principals, starting next school year.

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Local Iowa Districts Show Strong Graduation Rates in 2012

Southeast Polk and Bondurant-Farrar school districts maintained graduation numbers well above the state average in 2012, according to figures released by the Iowa Department of Education last week.

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Can the iPad Rescue a Struggling American Education System?

Tablets are reinventing how students access and interact with educational material, and how teachers assess and monitor students’ performance at a time when many schools are understaffed and many classrooms overcrowded.

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Lesson Plans Differ on W. Va. Governor's Education Reform Bill

Saying it’s all about student achievement, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is trying to push his education reform bill through the Legislature.

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Advocates Press for More Funding for Schools During N.J. Senate Budget Hearing

Advocates asked for more money for school districts, transportation and towns Tuesday at the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee’s first legislative hearing on Governor Christie's proposed $32.9 billion spending plan.

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