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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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Texas Schools May Face New Rating System

Texas public schools are set to face a tweaked accountability system for 2013 that will continue to grade schools largely on test scores but also will highlight improvement on the state exams.

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Interest in Charter Schools in South Carolina Spikes Despite Challenges

Charter school families in Horry County will rejoice in August when Coastal Leadership Academy opens its doors, providing a charter high school option for students who now attend charter schools that only provide instruction through grade eight.

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Atlanta Schools Work to Help Kids Left Behind

Intensive work is being done across the district to remediate children affected by allegations of forged test scores as well as those who have simply fallen behind.

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U.S. News Releases 2013 Best High Schools Rankings

Several public schools made significant gains, shaking up the top 10 in this year’s rankings.

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