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Charter Operator Steve Barr to Join LAUSD

Steve Barr, the founder of a well-known group of unionized charter schools, announced Tuesday a new project to develop innovative academies within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Lottery Raises Record $323M for Tenn. Education Programs

Tennessee lottery officials announced that the lottery has raised more than $323 million this year for state education programs, the eighth consecutive record-setting year.

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Fort Worth School District Eyes Payment in Lieu of Raise

Fort Worth schools can't afford to give employees a pay raise, but administrators are proposing that all permanent employees get a one-time extra payment equal to 1 percent of their salary.

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Recovery School District to list Behaviors that Could Get Students Expelled

The Recovery School District, the state agency that oversees most of New Orleans' public schools, is introducing a list of offenses that may result in expulsion from its campuses, acknowledging that some of its schools have been too quick to boot students for bad behavior.

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TN Education Reform hits Bump in Teacher Evaluation

Tennessee’s new way of evaluating classrooms “systematically failed” to identify bad teachers and provide them more training, according to a state report.

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Peter Cooke Says Education Funding, Classroom Sizes Are Priority

Utah Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke promised to decrease classroom sizes and increase funding for public education by making it a budget priority.

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Oversight for Preschool Special Education

New York State’s program of special education services to prekindergarten children with learning, developmental or other disabilities clearly needs stronger oversight. The program has been beset by rising costs, conflicts of interest and outright fraud in private companies providing these services.

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School Districts Brace for Pension Crisis

In five years, pension contributions for area school districts are projected to increase by $172.9 million.

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Vacaville (Calif.) Unified School District to Offer Transitional Kindergarten

With the state finally funding the program, transitional kindergarten classes will be offered in Vacaville (Calif.) Unified School District this coming school year, which begins Aug. 16.

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Back to School Already? Debate Continues Over Year-Round Benefits

Back to school time has arrived for those students on the year-round schedule, but the debate continues over whether learning improves with shorter, more frequent breaks.

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