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32 Idaho Districts Make Student Laptop List

A mix of large and small school districts will be first in line when Idaho starts providing laptop computers for every ninth- through 12th-grader next year, according to a list obtained today by The Associated Press.

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Ten Conn. Districts Chosen to Shape Teacher Evaluation System

Calling it another step to “fix what’s broken in our public schools,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced which school districts will test out a much-debated plan to grade teacher performance that will soon be mandatory for every teacher in the state.

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Critics Say Early SAT Session for Gifted Kids Is Unfair

The College Board, which offers its SAT college entrance exam seven times during the school year, is under pressure to cancel a plan that allows a group of gifted students to take the test later this summer.

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Bill Introduced to Reshape Higher Ed in N.J.

Gov. Christie lent guarded support to a bill introduced by Democratic legislative leaders Monday that would dramatically reshape higher education in New Jersey by drawing Rutgers-Camden closer to Rowan University and by breaking up the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

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Most School Districts Reject 'Pink Slime' for Lunch Programs

The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that leaped into the news earlier this year.

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Oregon's state Superintendent Resigns, Leaving the Governor in Charge of Education

Oregon's state schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced Monday that she'll be quitting at the end of the month to take a job at a national education nonprofit. Castillo's departure --2 1/2 years before her term ends -- eliminates a state elected office and gives Gov. John Kitzhaber unprecedented control over education in Oregon.

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Top Education Official Tells N.Y. to Keep Up Reforms

Arne Duncan, the United States secretary of education, said that the country was lagging far behind its international competitors, and that he supported New York’s efforts to implement a reform agenda.

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Lawmakers Backtrack on Pre-K Limits

Hours before the state Court of Appeals was set to consider a lawsuit challenging limits lawmakers placed on North Carolina's public school pre-kindergarten program, the General Assembly on Tuesday pulled back from some of the changes.

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Students in Pinellas and Hillsborough Fall Below State Average on FCAT

Students in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties performed below the state average in all but one grade level on the reading, math and science FCAT exams.

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Let Me Fire Perv Teachers: NYC Schools Chief

The Bronx teacher accused of having sex with an underage student in 1995 — and busted last week for allegedly molesting a 9-year-old — wouldn’t have still been in the classroom if the city just gave its schools chief more power, officials said yesterday.

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