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Conn. Gov. Awarded for Education Efforts

Hartford Public School students have narrowed their achievement gap with the rest of the state by a third since 2006-2007. The superintendent says much of that has come during and because of Governor Malloy's time in office.

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Ill. District hatches Ambitious Tech Plan

A technology plan recently presented to the board of education comes with a goal for all students to have their own mobile devices in the classroom. That technology would allow students to complete their homework, read books, watch tutorials or complete academic assessments such as Measurement of Academic Progress, or MAP.

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Fla. District Votes No On Tax Increase To Put More Cops In Schools

Since the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the town has paid thousands of dollars in overtime to put more police officers in schools.

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Minn. House OKs $15B Education Bill With Free All-Day Kindergarten

The House, by an 83-50 vote, passed a $15.7 billion K-12 education-funding bill with heady hopes of creating the “world’s greatest workforce” by wiping out the achievement gap affecting minority students and achieving 100 percent high school graduation by the time today’s preschoolers graduate from high school in 2027.

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Study Identifies Troubling Patterns of Teacher Assignments in Schools

In a paper published in this month's issue of Sociology of Education, the researchers present the results of a comprehensive analysis of teacher assignments in the nation's fourth-largest school district, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Their findings identify trends that may contribute to teacher turnover and achievement gaps nationwide.

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Johnson Stepping Down as Leader of Boston Public Schools

She said she was proud of her accomplishments since she took office in August 2007. She cited, among other things, improved high school graduation rates and MCAS performance, bringing hundreds of students back to school who had dropped out, and closing achievement gaps.

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Richmond School Board Decides Against Closing Schools

Faced with a self-imposed Friday deadline for picking two schools to shutter, the Richmond School Board opted instead to put off the cost-cutting measure.

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Revamping Schools

On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed a sweeping education bill that will revamp the state’s high school graduation requirements and place new emphasis on coursework that prepares students for high-tech careers.

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Chicago Charter School Parents form Advocacy Group

Cast by critics including the Chicago Teachers Union as villains in the ongoing schoolclosings controversy, privately run charter schools and their advocates are fighting back with efforts that include plans for a downtown rally by a newly formed parents group.

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Boston Schools Attempt Normalcy on First Day Back After Attacks

Words like fine and routine punctuated descriptions of a day that was anything but at Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, where two seats sat empty on the first day of classes since last week’s fatal bombings.

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