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Edwards Named Interim Baltimore Schools CEO

As city schools CEO Andrés Alonso steps aside, he's turning the system over to a close adviser he's trusted during some of his administration's most trying moments.

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Plan to Add Slots for Gifted Students in N.Y.C. Schools

Seeking to address pervasive racial disparities at the top echelons of New York City schools, Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, plans on Tuesday to propose a significant overhaul of gifted and talented programs that would provide space for more children and loosen admissions requirements.

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Sacramento Schools Continue to Suspend Black Students At Disproportionate Rates

More black students were suspended last school year in Sacramento County than any other ethnic group, even though there are more local white, Asian and Hispanic students in local schools, according to new state data.

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Independent Hearing Officers Oppose Plans to Close 13 Chicago Schools

Independent hearing officers enlisted to review plans to close 53 Chicago Public Schools at the end of the school year have opposed at least 13 of the proposed closings.

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Teacher Pay Hurt by Recession, Report Says

According to a report released Tuesday, the vast majority of teachers in the nation’s largest school districts took a pay cut or saw their pay frozen at least one year between 2008 and 2012.

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Newport (R.I.) Schools Show Improvement, Still Struggle

Almost half of Newport high school students struggle to demonstrate proficiency in math and reading, according to a new report released by the Rhode Island research and advocacy group RI-CAN.

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Calif. Schools Act to Prevent High-Tech Cheating

The proliferation of cellphones and their potential use for cheating has prompted heightened security measures on this year's administration of standardized tests in California schools.

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Cost to Expand Texas Virtual Schools is High

Legislative efforts to dramatically boost the number of Texas students taking online courses have been sidetracked by strong opposition from public education groups and a hefty price tag that stunned supporters.

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Baltimore Chief Alonso Resigns

Baltimore schools CEO Andres Alonso, whose bold yet divisive reforms led to a drastic shift in the city's educational landscape, will step down June 30, school board Chairman Neil Duke has confirmed.

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Newark Charter Embroiled in Controversy

Now in its sixth year, the Adelaide L. Sanford Charter School was supposed to be a better place for hundreds of kids in a district that has long failed its students. However, an examination of the school and its leadership reveals a faltering institution that provides bare-bones learning facilities while using millions of dollars in state and federal aid, bolstering a real estate fiefdom controlled by the school’s founder, Fredrica Bey.

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