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SCHOOL BELLS: Some Texas County Superintendents Buck Trend on Salaries

Some of the school districts in Tom Green County bucked the statewide trend and gave raises to superintendents for this school year, while San Angelo ISD and Grape Creek ISD followed the trend and froze their top administrators' salaries.

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Malloy Outlines Broad Principles for Education Reform

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today outlined six broad principles that he says will guide the debate on education reform next year, including "intensive interventions" by the state in troubled school systems and a lighter bureaucratic touch at successful ones.

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Paul Vallas, Former New Orleans Schools Chief, Takes Job in Connecticut

Paul Vallas has built his reputation by taking on enormous jobs. He headed public school systems in Chicago and Philadelphia, two of the top 10 biggest districts in the U.S.

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Key Obama K-12 Programs Won Out in Budget Deal

The final budget deal funding the U.S. Department of Education through Sept. 30 of next year reflects the Obama administration's success in fending off House Republican efforts to scrap programs such as Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation, and School Improvement Grants, all administration priorities.

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New School Superintendent From Houston Goes to Moore County School System in North Carolina

Aaron Spence will take over as the new superintendent of Moore County schools in February.

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Stanford Professor Wins Grawemeyer Award for Book on Inequity in Education

School districts across the country often spend less on instruction for low-income and minority students, and it’s one of the main reasons the United States no longer leads the world in education, as it did 40 years ago.

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Jersey Ill. Schools Launch Technology Initiative

The Jersey Community (Ill.) School District is initiating an ambitious campaign to be on the cutting edge of technology to educate students for the challenges of the modern world.

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Beverly Hills (Calif.) School District to Conduct Earthquake Study

​Last week, L.A. Weekly reported on how Metro may have manipulated a seismic study to move the Westside Subway Extension station in Century City. The move would result in $60 million more in publicly-subsidized Measure R funds and would require tunneling under Beverly Hills High School.

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Florida Board of Education Approves New FCAT Passing Scores

The state Board of Education approved a new set of passing scores for Florida’s standardized test on Monday designed to ensure students are ready for college, but which could also have the effect of more students failing.

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Gov. Malloy Unveils Education Reform Ideas for Conn.

Connecticut lawmakers will be asked next year to allow more state intervention in troubled school districts, more autonomy for high-achieving schools, changes in teacher evaluation methods to emphasize skill over seniority, more early childhood education services and other possible reforms.

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