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10 States Given Waivers from NCLB

President Obama will waive central provisions of the No Child Left Behind federal education law for 10 states that have embraced his educational agenda and promised to raise standards, and improve accountability and teacher effectiveness, the White House announced on Thursday morning.

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Dwight Jones is the Game Changer in the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada

Before the sun rises most days, Dwight D. Jones is at the office. Since becoming superintendent of the Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada last December, 4:30 a.m. arrivals are common.

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Hall of Fame Begins Education Program on Banned Drugs

Those with the power to vote players into the Baseball Hall of Fame have been wary of potentially tarnishing the institution with inductees linked to performance-enhancing drugs.

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Release Date: For Microsoft, It's All About Mobile

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview launch is slated for February 29, but much more important than the date is the location -- the annual Mobile World Congress, the year's big show about mobile technology.

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Controversial Grading Policy Aims to Give Students Second Chance One Georgia District

The Lowndes County Board of Education has implemented controversial new rules that aim to give students a second chance to earn better scores.

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Ann Arbor School Policy Says Police Should Have Been Notified of Eberwhite Sexual Assault Claim

Ann Arbor Public Schools’ legal obligation to report an 8-year-old's claim that she was sexually assaulted at Eberwhite Elementary to Child Protective Services falls into a gray area, according to legal professionals.

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Surplus Calls into Question Leadership at Douglas County Schools

Last year, as the Colorado budget was battered by the worst economy in generations, the Douglas County school district had to chop $36 million from its budget. So, among other things, it cut $2 million from administration, including several jobs. It continued charging students 50 cents each way to ride the bus. It eliminated 177 teaching positions.

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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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