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Duncan on Reform and Back to School

A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts to extracurricular and other activities because of the tough economy.

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New Report Suggests Possible Reasons for Student Proficiency Deficit

The Center for American Progress (CAP) has released a new report entitled “Do schools challenge our children” which seems particularly interesting on the heels of the Minnesota Board of Education releasing proficiency test ratings yesterday.

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Ohio Superintendent Stan Heffner Improperly Advocated for Private Education Firm, Inspector General Finds

Ohio Schools Superintendent Stan Heffner acted improperly when he testified last year in favor of legislation that benefited a private education company that he planned to work for, according to an Ohio inspector general's report released today.

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Arizona Department of Education Releases Letter Grades for Schools

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released letter grades for every school district statewide on Wednesday, with no districts receiving an “F” this year.

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North Carolina Board of Education Considers Expanding Charter Schools Number

North Carolina's school board could increase the number of charter schools in the state by a third within the next year if it accepts a screening committee's recommendations.

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Florida Education Board Names Interim Commissioner

The State Board of Education on Thursday tapped Florida's current public schools chancellor to serve as the state's interim education commissioner and began searching for a permanent replacement.

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State Data: Metro Detroit's Elite School Districts Show Achievement Gaps

Large achievement gaps lurk within some of Metro Detroit's elite school districts, according to data released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Education.

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Private Firms Eyeing Profits from U.S. Public Schools

The investors gathered in a tony private club in Manhattan were eager to hear about the next big thing, and education consultant Rob Lytle was happy to oblige.

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Cuomo Puts End to Special Education Bill

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have made school districts responsible for funding the placement of special education students in the private school of their family’s choice.

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