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Newark Schools Chief, Teachers' Union Clash Over Seniority

Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s formula for boosting student achievement in struggling schools is built on a simple concept — allowing principals to select their teaching staff regardless of seniority.

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Calif. Schools Chief Says Districts Should Replace, Upgrade Old Schools

Although California school districts have largely focused on building new schools to accommodate growing student populations, districts should concentrate more on renovating and replacing aging schools, according to a new report.

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Mass. Receives 22 Proposals to Open Charters

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received 22 proposals to open new charter schools across the state, including five in Boston, education officials announced today.

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Natick (Mass.) Schools Receive $25K Grant for Fighting Obesity

The Natick Public School system is one of seven nationwide to receive a $25,000 grant to reward its efforts in fighting children's obesity.

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Nine. La. Schools to Double Enrollment with Vouchers

Nine religious schools that will take in taxpayer-funded voucher students for the upcoming school year will more than double their enrollments with the subsidized students, receiving about $3.6 million in payments from the state.

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Scholarships Available for Pa. Students in Low Performing Schools

Pennsylvania officials said Wednesday that students at low-achieving schools may be eligible for a scholarship program that would let them attend other schools.

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Dubious Math on Philadelphia Charter Schools

During a recent School Reform Commission meeting, Commissioner Joseph Dworetzky decried the cost of independent charter school expansion under the Philadelphia School District's reform plan, saying district Renaissance Schools have been less costly.

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Ohio Schools Chief: Data Changes May Spur Charges

Ohio's school superintendent says the investigation of changes made to student attendance data in several districts could lead to criminal charges against educators who committed fraud.

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Chicago Schools Set to Rehire Laid Off Teachers

More than 900 displaced, Chicago Public Schools tenured teachers, many who were black, will now have a chance at getting their old jobs back this fall.

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3 Runoffs Set in Texas Board of Education Races

Republican Geraldine "Tincy" Miller is trying to reclaim a position she held on the Texas State Board of Education for 26 years after being ousted in the primary two years ago.

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