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Chicago Teachers Express Concern Over Evaluation

As Chicago Public Schools officials begin heated negotiations over teacher evaluations, a study that will be released by the district shows teachers strongly oppose tying student achievement to their own performance.

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La. State Ed. Board Head: White is 'Natural Choice' for Superintendent, no National Search Planned

The head of Louisiana's education board doesn't expect a long, national search for the next state superintendent, saying she's not even sure if the board will accept applications or instead just vote on John White, Gov. Bobby Jindal's choice for the job.

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Mich. Education Committee Considers Cap on Charter Schools

The Michigan House Education Committee was scheduled to meet twice this week to consider Senate Bill 618, which would lift the state’s cap on the number of charter schools.

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NY Education Officials Kill Plan for Super-Size Test for Third Graders After Chorus of Complaints

Red-faced state educrats have killed a wildly unpopular plan to stick third graders with a four-hour battery of reading tests after critics ripped it in the Daily News.

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Abstinence-Only Sex Education Doesn't Work, Say UGA Researchers

When it comes to reducing teen pregnancy and birth rates, abstinence-only sex education just doesn’t work, according to University of Georgia researchers.

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Line Grows Long for Free Meals at U.S. Schools

Millions of American schoolchildren are receiving free or low-cost meals for the first time as their parents, many once solidly middle class, have lost jobs or homes during the economic crisis, qualifying their families for the decades-old safety-net program.

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Wisconsin District's Dual-Language Program Prompts Concerns

Students in the Madison School District's dual-language immersion program are less likely than students in English-only classrooms to be black or Asian, come from low-income families, need special education services or have behavioral problems, according to a district analysis.

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The Other Student Loan Problem: Too Little Debt

Jesse Yeh uses the University of California-Berkeley library instead of buying textbooks. He scrounges for free food at campus events and occasionally skips meals. He's stopped exercising and sleeps five to six hours per night so he can take 21 credits — a course load so heavy he had to get special permission from a dean.

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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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