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Texas School District Reassigns 2 Amid Fed Probe

El Paso (Texas) Independent School District officials said that a high school principal and administrator have been reassigned amid a federal probe into allegations that students were improperly placed in grades to improve ratings.

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Calif. School Districts Review Parent Notification Policies in Wake of Sierra LaMar's Disappearance

Responding to parent pressure after the disappearance of Sierra La Mar, the Morgan Hill (Calif.) Unified School District began notifying parents in the morning as well as evening if their children don't show up to school.

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Struggle Over How to Evaluate Special Ed Teachers

Spurred by the U.S. Department of Education's $4.35 billion Race to the Top grant competition, more than a dozen states have passed laws to reform how teachers are evaluated and include student growth as a component. For most students, that growth will be measured on standardized tests. But for special education students that is considerably more complicated.

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School District 64 Adds 2012 “Bright Red Apple Award” to its Accolades

Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 is one of only 79 Illinois school districts to earn the 2012 Bright Red Apple Award for educational excellence from SchoolSearch, an independent research and consulting firm. It’s the 18th year that District 64 was selected for “providing students with an outstanding educational environment,” the award notes.

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North Penn School District Receives $1.17 Million Grant

North Penn officials were applauded at a school board meeting Thursday after the announcement that the district had received a $1.17 million grant.

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Education Guru Tries to Close Latino Education Gap

There is no better time for a Latino to be representing the Department of Education, now that recently released data shows Latinos are lagging behind others when it comes to getting college degrees.

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Indianapolis Schools Turn Focus From Construction to Curriculum

Six years ago, Kim Cole's son attended second grade in a small room with glass walls.

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Hillsboro Ore. District Will Lose Two Administrators to Retirement and Move Several Principals

The Hillsboro School District has announced several retirements and changes in school principals for next school year.

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The Critical Task of Hiring a New Chief

When the Allendale (N.J.) School District approached Michael Osnato last year for assistance in finding a new superintendent, Osnato knew it could be a challenge. Although the search firm he founded and runs, Leadership Advantage, had completed 80 school executive searches in New Jersey, a governor-mandated pay cap on superintendent salaries, based on district enrollment, had shrunk candidate pools already affected by retiring baby boomers.

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Two Va. Schools Earn Federal Honor for Green Initiatives

Roanoke's Fishburn Park Elementary School and Franklin County's Gereau Center for Applied Technology & Career Exploration are the only two Virginia schools to earn federal awards for environmental initiatives.

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