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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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Missouri Schools Would Be Required to Verify Immigration Status of Students Under New Proposal

Missouri could be the next battleground in a nationwide fight over tougher immigration laws.

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Scott Touts Jobs, Less Taxes, More Money for Schools

Gov. Rick Scott welcomed back the Legislature to an election-year session Tuesday with an upbeat State of the State speech that centered on creating jobs, holding the line on taxes and spending more on schools.

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Opinion: Dark Days for State’s Education Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown hopes to convince Californians to vote for tax hike to support schools.

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Apple Plans Education Announcement in New York on January 19th

Apple Inc. plans to make an education-related announcement in New York on Jan. 19, pushing further into a market it penetrated early on with computers that won a following among students and schools.

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