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The Moral Imperative for Education Policy

It has been two years since the administration’s Race to the Top education competition was implemented, and scholars, advocates, practitioners and journalists are asking whether the program has been effective.

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Mich. May Urge Schools to Rethink Zero-Tolerance Rules for Students

Long concerned by what they say is an alarming rate of suspensions and expulsions in Michigan schools, members of the state Board of Education are set to act today on a resolution that would call on schools to rethink their zero-tolerance policies.

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N.Y. Court: Agency Can't Probe School Civil Rights

The New York State Division of Human Rights lacks jurisdiction to investigate students' civil rights complaints against their public school districts, the state's top court ruled Tuesday.

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Judge Backs Using Student Achievement to Evaluate L.A. Teachers

In a tentative ruling that could potentially transform California teacher evaluations, the Los Angeles Unified School District was ordered Monday to use students' academic achievement in reviewing instructors.

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SCORE Education Group Suggests Changes to Teacher Evaluations in Tenn.

An education advocacy group recommended changes to a Tennessee teacher evaluation system that many classroom instructors now see as skewed toward punishing them rather than helping them improve.

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SCORE Education Group Suggests Changes to Teacher Evaluations in Tenn.

An education advocacy group recommended changes to a Tennessee teacher evaluation system that many classroom instructors now see as skewed toward punishing them rather than helping them improve.

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Penn. Charter Education Funds Ruling Splits Court

Commonwealth Court panel has ruled that the Pennsylvania Department of Education may not withhold state subsidies from a school district for the current school year for a claim made by a charter school alleging underfunding in a previous school year.

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Calif. Parents, Educators Oppose Cuts to Early Learning Programs

Parents, education officials and children’s advocates gathered at an Eagle Rock early learning center to oppose further cuts to development programs for California’s youngest and neediest pupils.

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Alaska Education Commissioner Says State Taking Steps to Pursue NCLB Waiver

Alaska's education commissioner said that the state plans to take the steps needed to seek a waiver from provisions of the federal education law No Child Left Behind.

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NYC Grad Rate Hits Record High

New York City set a record in 2011 as 65.5% of its high-school students graduated in four years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

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