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Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Won't Seek Raise In $165,000 Salary

Despite an annual performance evaluation ranking her as “highly effective,” Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal won’t be getting a raise this year – because she didn’t ask for one.

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Benchmark Your District's Progress Toward 21st Century Education Goals

School district administrators from across the country are participating in the Software and Information Industry Association’s 6th annual Vision K20 Survey. Administrators participating in the survey can benchmark progress toward 21st century education goals.

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Speech Outlines Challenges Ahead for Portland (Ore.) Schools

The city must find ways to prepare for the future and compete against charter schools, the chairman of the Portland Board of Public Education says.

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Sequester Cuts Already Hitting Minn. Reservation Schools

Students on reservations are being affected earlier than most -- Head Start, adult education programs expect reduced funding.

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Ohio State Tests Require Computers Some Schools Can't Afford

Ohio public schools appear to be far short of having enough computers to have all their students take new state-mandated tests within a four-week period beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

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11% of N.Y.C. Schools Never Flunk Their Teachers

Principals at more than one in 10 New York City public schools didn't flunk a single teacher for at least eight years, according to an analysis of city data by The Wall Street Journal.

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Bullied Student Sues Two N.J. Districts

A teenager who was allegedly subjected to years of bullying is now suing the Hunterdon Central Board of Education and Flemington-Raritan Board of Education.

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Ohio Schools Working on Adding Electives During Teachers Strike

As the district's teachers hit the picket lines for the start of their third week on strike, not much has changed outside the schools.

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Mich. May Drop Foreign Language Rule

Foreign language studies could be de-emphasized statewide by a bill that would drop it as a high school graduation requirement.

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Buffalo Looks to Mayor for Major Changes

The mayor of Buffalo has no official role in the city’s school system, except to provide the school district with tax revenue the city collects on its behalf. But in the eyes of many survey respondents, that doesn't let Mayor Byron W. Brown off the hook for the sorry state of city schools.

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