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Maryland Parent Involvement Award Calling for Nominations

The Maryland State Department of Education announced a call for nominations for the fifth annual Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA).

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State to Fine Detroit Public Schools for High Truancy

State officials are weighing how much to penalize Detroit Public Schools for persistent truancy, a problem that could cost the financially troubled district up to $25.9 million, according to documents obtained by The Detroit News.

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Scottsdale (Ariz.) Unified School District to Resume Selling Ads on Buses

The Scottsdale Unified School District will resume advertising on its school buses but will sell the ads itself and keep all the revenue, which could top $85,000 a month.

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New Student Discipline System Will Improve Academic Achievement, Educators Say

Imagine a new school discipline system that allows educators to track the location and nature of student behavior problems over a period of time and use that data to more effectively police school grounds.

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Texas School Finance Fix Eludes Perry as Students Do Without Art

Students at elementary schools in Amarillo, Texas, don’t get drawing lessons as a five-year-old finance plan from Republicans led by Governor Rick Perry hasn’t delivered funding needed to avoid cuts and improve education.

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Miami’s Teach for America Strives to Improve Reading & Math Scores

Teach for America is doing all in its power to give students in Miami a better education.

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Principals Protest Role of Testing in Evaluations

Through the years there have been many bitter teacher strikes and too many student protests to count. But a principals’ revolt?

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Finland Puts Bar High for Teachers, Kids' Well-Being

Over the past decade, students in Finland have soared on international measures of achievement. They've continued to post some of the best scores in the developed world in reading, math and science, according to a respected international exam.

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In Miami Big Expansion, Big Questions for Teach for America

In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami's gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran teachers have had difficulty: raising students' reading and math scores.

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Condoleezza Rice Makes Plea for Education in America

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she's concerned about the economy, the deficit, and the "jaded" nature of American politics - but she says the country's "biggest single problem" is with the public school system.

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