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Ga. School District Looks at Ads to Make Money

High schools have displayed advertisements on football fields for years, but one metro Atlanta school district hopes to slap the logos of major national companies on cafeteria trays, auditorium seat backs and salad bar sneeze guards to bring in money for cash-strapped schools.

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Top 10 Reasons Alabama’s New Immigration Law is a Disaster for Education

State’s schools are seeing more empty chairs in the classroom and burdens on educators.

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Worcester County (Md.) Officially Begins Search for New Superintendent

The Worcester County Board of Education has officially begun the search for a new schools superintendent.

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Teachers and Test Scores

Smaller schools? More charters? Those are yesterday's headlines in the world of school reform. The hot-button topic now is the inclusion of student test scores in teacher evaluations. Yet as school administrators and the teachers union battle it out in current contract negotiations in Los Angeles, who would have guessed that state law addressed this issue long ago?

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Indiana School Districts Fear More State Takeovers

Earlier this year, Indiana education officials took the unprecedented step of taking over five public schools.

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Race to The Top Round Three: 9 States Can Apply For $200 Million With STEM Education Focus

Beginning this week, nine states that were the runner-up finalists from last year's Race to the Top competition can apply for a portion of the $200 million Race to the Top round three fund.

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Survey Shows Big Problems From Public Education Cuts

An early assessment from educators provides a grim reaction to the $5.4 billion that Texas lawmakers have cut from public education, according to a survey of some 3,500 teachers and school employees.

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New Teacher Evaluation System Coming to Ohio Schools by 2014

The Ohio Board of Education has taken the first step toward creating a statewide teacher evaluation model that would account for student growth.

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K12 Education Should Take a Lesson From Colleges

Yes, a college education is certainly "worth it" to the many students for whom college is a way out of cyclical poverty or geographic isolation.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Seeks Added Power on School Aid

The Christie administration wants to withhold state and federal aid to low-performing schools that refuse to undergo significant reshaping via measures such as removing principals and teachers, lengthening the school day and revamping the curriculum.

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