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Lakeville Minn. Schools Using State Funding to Help Technology Push

The Lakeville Area (Minn.) Public School District is currently in the process of implementing the "iLearn 194 Technology Initiative," a project that will increase and improve learning through technology in Lakeville's schools.

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Charters Make Denver Public Schools' Growth Performance Look Better Than It Is, Says A-Plus Denver

Without factoring charter school test scores into overall Denver Public Schools performance data, the district growth in middle and high school is about 5 points lower than calculated cumulatively, according to an analysis released Thursday.

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Chicago Public Schools Offers Schools $100,000 Bonuses for Great Longer-day Ideas

Up to 30 Chicago public schools with great ideas about how to use a longer school day this fall will receive an extra $100,000 per school under a new, privately-funded “innovation grant’’ competition announced Wednesday.

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Education leaders: Slave Math Lesson Should Not End Careers

Parents should not rush to condemn third-grade Beaver Ridge Elementary teachers as racists for using slavery beatings to teach math concepts, say officials with Georgia educator organizations.

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Bloomberg Seeks to Reward Effective Teachers, Open 100 Schools

New York will seek to attract and reward “highly effective” teachers, evaluate their performance and create 100 schools, including some that prepare students for technical careers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

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Tucson Ariz. District Beginning Transition From Ethnic Studies, Program Supporters Prepare to Fight

Tuesday night's vote by the Tucson Unified School District's governing board wiped out the ethnic studies program. Now, students and teachers are going through a transition, while supporters gear up for another legal battle.

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Cuomo's Slow Education

Andrew Cuomo says he wants to be New York's school reform Governor. That sounds great, but it's going to require bolder leadership than setting up another education commission like the one he proposed last week.

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Perspectives on No Child Left Behind, 10 Years After Its Signing

For all its admirable intentions and the measurable gains it has produced, a decade after George W. Bush’s signature education overhaul became law, the consensus among policymakers and educators is grim: The good that’s come of No Child Left Behind no longer outweighs the bad.

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Las Cruces Public Schools Get a "D" from the Public Education Department

Nearly 90% of New Mexico schools failed last year to make adequate progress according to the No Child Left Behind Act.

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BESE Picks White As New La. School Superintendent

Louisiana's public education board overwhelming agreed Wednesday to hire Recovery School District leader John White as state education superintendent, despite blistering criticism that Gov. Bobby Jindal had too heavy a role in the choice and that White didn't have enough experience for the job.

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