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Meetings to Focus on Plan for Fort Worth Schools

Superintendent Walter Dansby sees the development and launch of a five-year strategic plan for the district as a critical step in making sure everyone is on the same page.

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Virtual Learning Bills Gain Momentum in Fla. Legislature

Florida schoolchildren and college students will soon have greater access to online learning programs, if Republican lawmakers have their way.

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Principals at 4 Tucson Unified Schools May Lose Jobs Over Their Schools' Performance

The Tucson Unified School District is recommending that contracts not be renewed for four principals in charge of schools that are at risk of being labeled failing.

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Help on the Way for Low Performing Ark. Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Arkansas will receive $5.3 million to continue efforts to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the Department's School Improvement Grant (SIG) program.

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Up to 50 Dallas ISD Schools Could See New Principals Next Year

Forty to 50 Dallas ISD schools will have new principals next fall as Superintendent Mike Miles presses his leadership overhaul to rally a struggling district.

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Charter School Demand in Mass. Disputed

Waiting list totals can count students more than once, a review of state data found.

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Sequestration Hits Impact Aid Districts

Most districts won’t feel the impact of sequester cuts for another year. But Silver Valley (Calif.) USD is already facing the harsh reality of nearly $500,000 in funding cuts this year alone.

Education Schools Innovate to Supply STEM Teachers

Several model education programs are leading the charge to fulfill President Barack Obama's call for 100,000 highly qualified STEM teachers over the next decade, and to get them ready for the much-anticipated new K-12 math and science standards.

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School District Clinics in Wis. Could Help Trim Health Costs

By launching an on-site health clinic for employees, the Green Bay Area Public School District has cut costs for itself - as well as for teachers and their dependents covered by district health insurance. And the West Bend School District is on the verge of taking the same step.

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Cursive Handwriting Disappearing From Public Schools

The curlicue letters of cursive handwriting, once considered a mainstay of American elementary education, have been slowly disappearing from classrooms for years. Now, with most states adopting new national standards that don’t require such instruction, cursive could soon be eliminated at most public schools.

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