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Classes Resumed Monday at Lake Forest High School -- Without Teachers

Lake Forest High School, despite a teachers strike, was planning to reopen school Monday with administrators, substitute teachers and community volunteers offering students a variety of educational programs, parents were told during a meeting Sunday.

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A Superintendent’s Look at the Chicago Teacher Strike

Longtime school superintendent Randall Collins, Executive Director of the District Administration Leadership Institute, shares professional insights on the Chicago teacher strike with Odvard Egil Dyrli, District Administration’s executive editor.

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Chicago Public Schools Fails to Get Court Order Ending Teachers Strike

Lawyers for Chicago Public Schools lost their case of a temporary restraining order which would have immediately ended the teachers strike. Judge Peter Flynn did not agree to hold a hearing on the matter today, instead suggesting the case be heard on Wednesday. But the judge questioned if the legal issues wouldn't be moot if the strike is over by then, according to Roderick Drew, a spokesman for the city's Law Department.

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If Chicago Teachers Say No...

On Friday, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis sounded ebullient when she announced that the union had reached a tentative deal with Chicago Public Schools officials.

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Testing So Schools Can Better Teach

As states across the country move toward a systemic revamping of their educational assessment programs, while embracing significantly higher standards through Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it is a good time to evaluate how states use learning assessments and whether they can be better transformed as teaching and learning tools.

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Two Illinois Districts Must Offer Attendance Choice

Two more local schools are giving their students the option of attending other schools this fall.

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Iowa Schools to Track Bullying on Database

Iowa public schools have a new tool to report and track bullying incidents in detail as they happen throughout the year.

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At First Charter in Hartford, Conn., Achievement is First and Foremost

Even the task of passing around papers is regimented in Adrian Mercado's classroom.

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Baltimore County Officials Seek to Identify Threats

As he rode the morning school bus and sat in first-period class Tuesday, the 13-year-old student at Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex gave no indication that he had a cellphone-size gun in his pocket — much less that he planned to pull it on his classmates and teacher, according to official reports.

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Korean Educators Take a Look at Maryland Schools

Jina Shin, a South Korean schools budget analyst in the U.S. for three weeks of study, stood in a schoolyard among a boisterous crowd of children, teachers and parents at dismissal. The end of the school day at St. Mark's School in Catonsville is fairly typical of most in terms of noise, enthusiasm and organization.

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