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Opinion: Education's Pendelum: Thinkers or Test Takers?

Rote learning can take a toll on building creativity in schools. The nations that can strike the right balance will gain a competitive edge.

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Cyberschools Multiply, But Scores Fall Short

During the 2008-09 school year, 370 students in Indiana were enrolled in K-12 schools that offered all or at least some of their classes over the Internet.

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Average Teacher Makes $44G While Their Top Union Bosses Pull in Nearly $500G

Teachers across the country face pay freezes and possible layoffs, but the heads of the two biggest teachers unions saw their pay jump 20 percent last year, to nearly half a million dollars apiece.

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Rhode Island Education Commissioner RIDE Names State’s Best & Worst Schools: Educator Leaders React

Education Commissioner Deborah Gist on Friday released reports cards for every school in the state, indentifying the schools by a set of six classifications, with the lowest-performing schools set for state intervention.

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Number of Single-sex Classrooms on the Rise in U.S. Schools

While coed classrooms are often seen as the norm in traditional American schools today, that may change in the not-too-distant future.

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NYC Retreats on School Closure Plan

After a six-month battle to purge teachers and administrators at 24 low-performing schools, the Bloomberg administration retreated Wednesday and said the schools should plan for the return of the same employees in the fall.

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Anne Arundel Schools Among Tops in MSA Testing Performance

When Anne Arundel school officials this year were outlining redistricting plans for parents of students at Mayo, Central and Davidsonville elementary schools, they insisted that the quality of education for students would not change regardless of which school they attended.

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Number of Top-ranked Florida Schools Drops

The number of highly rated Florida schools dropped sharply this year, a development that state officials foresaw and warned parents about a week ago in an effort to brace them for the news.

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Debate Over Year-round vs. Traditional Schools

By the time summer's over, many families can't wait for school to start. Working parents have struggled to find camps or babysitting, kids are bored and teachers fret over "summer slide" – the academic losses that research shows hits kids from poor families hardest.

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Los Angeles Fights Court Order to Give More Space to Charters

Los Angeles school officials are fighting a court order, which took effect Wednesday, that would set aside more classroom seats for charter schools — even if that means traditional schools will lose space for parent centers, computer labs, academic intervention and other services.

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