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Judge Rejects Halting Transfer of Students from Kansas City Public Schools

Six suburban school districts were disappointed by a Jackson County judge’s decision Friday against temporarily halting the transfer of students from the unaccredited Kansas City Public Schools to outlying districts.

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Conn. Teacher Brings Travel Lessons to Classroom

When Connecticut teacher Larry Shortell talks with his students about cultures and traditions in other countries, he can do more than check a textbook for background. He can consult his own memories gathered in trips to all 50 states, more than 80 nations and every continent.

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Jon Huntsman: As President, I'll Modernize U.S. Education

One of the many reasons that people have lost trust in our nation's economic and political system is the inequality of economic opportunities afforded to our citizens.

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2011 Marred by Test Cheating Scandals Across US

It was the year of the test cheating scandal.

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NYC: Teacher Evaluation Effort Derails

Plans for a new teacher rating system for New York City schools that would include measures of student performance—a hallmark of national education reform efforts—were dealt a setback on Friday after negotiations broke down between the city and the teachers union.

The failure to reach an agreement before a year-end deadline had an immediate, if minimal, effect: The state suspended a program to funnel nearly $60 million in federal funds to the city to improve a small number of troubled schools. The money represents less than 0.3% of the Department of Education's annual budget.

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In Washington, Large Rewards in Teacher Pay

During her first six years of teaching in this city’s struggling schools, Tiffany Johnson got a series of small raises that brought her annual salary to $63,000, from about $50,000. This year, her seventh, Ms. Johnson earns $87,000.

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Education Services to Address Cherokee Student Dropout Rate

The Cherokee Nation lost more than $500,000 in scholarship money after losing 318 CN scholarship recipients during the 2010-11 academic school year, the period for which the latest figures are available.

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Race to the Top, Promise Neighborhoods and Federal Money for Early Childhood Education in Minnesota

And now, for some good news about education in Minnesota. December has been a good month for the state, with word that three separate streams of federal dollars are flowing into the state to improve our education system.

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Charter schools: The Debate Continues

With recent statistics indicating that more students than ever are enrolled in charter schools, there’s no end in sight to the ongoing debate over which is more effective in educating our kids: Traditional public or charter schools. A newly released report offers potential talking points for both sides.

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Virginia Education Plan Underwhelms

With one hand, Gov. Bob McDonnell touted his plan this week to pump millions more dollars over the next two years into Virginia's K-12 education system. With the other, he proposed cutting millions of dollars that will leave holes in the budgets of school districts across the commonwealth.

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