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Opinion: Give NYC School Districts a Strict Deadline

Two years ago, New York State’s legislators passed a law requiring districts and teachers unions to replace outdated evaluations that rate nearly all teachers “satisfactory” and fail to provide the feedback and support educators deserve.

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Los Angeles School Staff Replaced

The decision to replace the entire staff of an elementary school here, where two former teachers stand accused of molesting students, sparked protests from some parents and students and applause from others.

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Cleveland Mayor Proposed Sweeping School Reform Plan

Cleveland’s struggling school district needs to embrace good charter schools, revamp teachers’ union rules, and give more flexibility to high-performing schools.

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Iowa Senate Approves a 4 Percent School Budget Growth Formula

Schools would be allowed to grow their budgets by 4 percent in the 2013 -2014 school year under a bill approved this morning by the Iowa Senate.

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LAUSD Relocates Miramonte Elementary School Staff

A two-day closure went into effect at Miramonte Elementary School on Tuesday to enable the Los Angeles Unified School District to replace the entire staff following the arrests of two teachers on allegations of lewd acts and sexual crimes against students.

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Montclair (N.J.) Schools Supt. Says It's Time to Move On

 "I thought it was time to do something else."

With those words, Schools Superintendent Frank Alvarez brought the curtain down on his nearly nine years at the helm of the Montclair School District.

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Rochester (N.Y.) District Eyes Longer Day for Students

For some of students at the city’s Integrated Arts and Technology High School, learning starts well before the school bell beckons them to the classroom.

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Ind. Schools Recognized for High Grad Rates

Several high schools in northeast Indiana were recognized by the Indiana Department of Education for having high non-waiver graduation rates or dramatically increasing the number of students graduating without waivers in the 2010-2011 school year.

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Junk Foods Still Plentiful at Elementary Schools

Junk food remains plentiful at the nation's elementary schools despite widespread efforts to curb childhood obesity, a new study suggests.

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Conn. Gov. to Spend $56 M on Schools

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing to spend $56.4 million in two initiatives that will boost the number of alternative schools and separately transform 25 of the lowest achieving schools in the next two years.

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