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Beaverton (Ore.) Schools Supt. Is Still Happy

Jeff Rose has led the Beaverton School District for six months now, and so far, he hasn't fled.

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Charter School in Alaska Becomes Success Story

What does berry picking have to do with math?

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DeKalb Schools Up for Grand Jury Investigation

We may finally get some answers as to what's been going on inside the DeKalb County School System over the years.

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Cobb County School District: After Swift Start, School Board Reformers Stalled

A year ago at this time, a spirit of revolution was in the air around the Cobb school board.

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Judge Rejects Halting Transfer of Students from Kansas City Public Schools

Six suburban school districts were disappointed by a Jackson County judge’s decision Friday against temporarily halting the transfer of students from the unaccredited Kansas City Public Schools to outlying districts.

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Conn. Teacher Brings Travel Lessons to Classroom

When Connecticut teacher Larry Shortell talks with his students about cultures and traditions in other countries, he can do more than check a textbook for background. He can consult his own memories gathered in trips to all 50 states, more than 80 nations and every continent.

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Jon Huntsman: As President, I'll Modernize U.S. Education

One of the many reasons that people have lost trust in our nation's economic and political system is the inequality of economic opportunities afforded to our citizens.

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2011 Marred by Test Cheating Scandals Across US

It was the year of the test cheating scandal.

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NYC: Teacher Evaluation Effort Derails

Plans for a new teacher rating system for New York City schools that would include measures of student performance—a hallmark of national education reform efforts—were dealt a setback on Friday after negotiations broke down between the city and the teachers union.

The failure to reach an agreement before a year-end deadline had an immediate, if minimal, effect: The state suspended a program to funnel nearly $60 million in federal funds to the city to improve a small number of troubled schools. The money represents less than 0.3% of the Department of Education's annual budget.

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In Washington, Large Rewards in Teacher Pay

During her first six years of teaching in this city’s struggling schools, Tiffany Johnson got a series of small raises that brought her annual salary to $63,000, from about $50,000. This year, her seventh, Ms. Johnson earns $87,000.

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