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Mastery Test Results Show Some Narrowing Of Achievement Gap in CT

Connecticut's high-stakes standardized test scores show incremental improvement for elementary school students, mixed results for high school students and a slight narrowing of the state's yawning achievement gap between low- and higher-income students.

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Gregg Calls for Early Child Education Program

Indiana should join the vast majority of states in paying for pre-kindergarten programs, Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg said.

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Sandra Day O’Connor Champions Civics Education

The retired Supreme Court justice is all business as she walks into our meeting room. But inside, she’s got the heart of an educator.

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Obama Admin. Unveils $1-Billion “Master Teacher Corps”

The Obama administration announced a new initiative to recruit an elite group of master educators in a $1-billion effort to bolster U.S. educational attainment in the subjects of math, science, engineering, and technology.

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7 More Requests OKd for Waivers from No Child Left Behind Law

Arizona, Oregon, South Carolina, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi and the District of Columbia join 26 states already exempt from strict school testing standards.

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Enfield (Conn.) Board of Education Accepts Settlement Offer In Graduation Site Lawsuit

The settlement ends more than two years of litigation over use of a Bloomfield church for commencement exercises.

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Former Ankeny Superintendent Denies Fraud Allegations in School District's Lawsuit

Former Ankeny school Superintendent Matthew Wendt is accused of fraud and deliberately misleading Ankeny school board members in a lawsuit filed in Polk County District court Tuesday.

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Chicago Schools CEO Criticizes Recommendation on Teacher Raises

Talk of a possible Chicago teacher strike got louder Wednesday, as the head of the school system blasted a fact-finder's recommendation to give teachers a double-digit raise, saying it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and lead to mass-layoffs and classroom crowding.

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In N.J. 24 School Districts, Including Monmouth Vo-Tech, Part of Pilot Program

The New Jersey Department of Education has selected 24 districts to participate in either the first year of the state’s principal evaluation pilot program or the second year of its teacher evaluation pilot program this school year.

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