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S.C. Schools Chief Calls Waiver From Federal Provisions an Opportunity to Transform Education

A waiver from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform education in South Carolina, said state schools Superintendent Mick Zais. 

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Florida DOE Revises School Grades

On Friday, July 20, 2012, the Florida Department of Education notified 40 superintendents around the State of Florida about preliminary revisions to the initial school grades released earlier this month.

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Dropout Rate in Texas Shows Positive Signs

When it comes to the number of students who graduate from its public high schools, Texas is not accustomed to being called a success.

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Ankeny (Iowa) School District Sues Former Superintendent

The Ankeny (Iowa) School District has filed a lawsuit against its former superintendent, claiming he misled officials about whether he had a new job lined up when he negotiated a $176,000 exit agreement.

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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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