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Supt. Henderson Wants Better Relationship Between Charter Schools And D.C.

Charter schools currently educate more than 40 percent of the District's children. Now, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says she wants the ability to authorize charter schools within the traditional public school system.

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‘Teacher Diversity Gap’ Cause for Concern in Nevada Schools

The likelihood that students of color in Nevada will have a teacher who looks like them is among the lowest in the nation, according to a recent report.

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Magnet School Becomes First in Vista (Calif.) District with 900 Test Score

Vista Magnet Middle School recently became the first Vista Unified School District campus to surpass 900 out of 1,000 on state assessments.

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W.V. School System Needed a Change, Says Board Member

State Board of Education member Gayle Manchin said Nov. 20 that the need to change the deep-seeded culture at West Virginia's public school system prompted her vote last week to fire Superintendent Jorea Marple.

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Ten Pittsburgh Schools Recognized for Progress

Amid the banging of African drums, Pittsburgh Public Schools honored academic growth by students in 10 schools under new formulas for measuring how teachers help students learn.

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S.C. Districts Work Toward More Technology in Classrooms

Nysire Lawrimore moved his finger across an iPad to animate one of the cartoon stars of his latest school video.

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Lafayette (La.) Schools Seek Wireless Access Expansion

By the spring, all Lafayette Parish School System high schools and middle schools could have more wireless access points to make it easier for teachers to incorporate more e-learning into the classroom, said LaShona Dickerson, the district’s instructional technology director.

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Atlanta Schools Seek Consistency in Charters

Fulton County Schools Charter Coordinator Laura Stowell said last week she hopes a new district plan brings more consistency in charters and charter schools in the future as the system continues its transition to a charter system.

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Michigan Schools Overhaul Faces Fight

A plan to overhaul Michigan's public education funding system came under sharp scrutiny Monday, as educators, state lawmakers and parents got their first glimpse at the proposed changes.

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Newark (N.J.) Schools, Agencies Work to Curb Student Hunger

Some students at Carson Elementary School count the days until Thanksgiving or winter break with excitement.

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