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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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NYC Schools Chancellor Announces Common Core Awareness Campaign

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott Monday announced a new citywide public awareness poster campaign to help continue to familiarize public school parents with the transition to the Common Core Learning Standards and the new state exams that begin this week.

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Search Begins for New Richmond Schools Superintendent

The announcement that Richmond School Superintendent Yvonne W. Brandon will leave the job on June 30 will set in motion a search for a new leader who school board sources say is likely to come from outside of the school district.

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Two Midwestern States, Two Different Approaches to Education

Iowa and Indiana are two Midwestern states that are taking radically different approaches to education, with one increasing funding for public education and the other taking it away.

High-Performing American Indian Charter Schools Struggle for Survival

Students at the American Indian Model Schools have consistently outperformed most of their peers nationwide. But on Sunday night parents and board members were groping for a way to keep the schools' doors open.

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Baltimore County Budget Would Add New Seats for Crowded Schools

Baltimore County would add classrooms for thousands of students under a budget proposal unveiled Monday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a plan advocates hope signals a commitment to solve the overcrowding that has plagued the school system.

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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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Arizona’s Public Schools Getting Creative to Compete for Students

Facing increased competition for students and the funding that comes with each, many public schools and districts are embracing new ways of promoting themselves.

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Chicago Schools Consult Gang Lines in Closure Plan

As Chicago prepares to close 54 schools in an attempt to rescue an academically and financially failing educational system, one of its greatest challenges will be safely maneuvering thousands of students to and from class through the patchwork of rival gang territories that cover large parts of the nation's third-largest city.

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Va. Schools Hungry to Get More Out of Lunch

When diners at an exclusive food tasting recently noshed on sesame green beans and flame-roasted redskin potatoes, they weren’t celebrating at the area’s newest culinary hot spot. Instead, these gourmands were huddled in a high school cafeteria sampling almost 40 delicacies that soon could become permanent items for thousands of children who eat lunch and breakfast in this northern Virginia school district each day.

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