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Year-round school tops Clayton list

A year-round charter school was the top-performing school in Clayton County for the 2012-13 school year in two categories, according to a statewide assessment released Monday.

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A-F School Grading Targeted in N.M. Equity Suit

Among the many school-funding lawsuits focused on equity and adequacy around the country, a case in New Mexico stands out. It focuses on the state's A-F accountability and teacher-evaluation policies—not strictly on spending levels—in targeting what the plaintiffs say are…

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Brownback signs school finance, tenure-repeal bill

Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday signed into law a school finance bill that will provide more funds to classrooms in an effort to comply with a court order, but also includes controversial policy changes, including the repeal of tenure for…

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The Next Juvenile Justice Reform

Research has long shown that locking up young people puts them at greater risk of dropping out of school, joining the unemployment line and becoming permanently entangled in the criminal justice system. States and municipalities have thus been sending fewer…

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Is the U.S. losing the tech race?

We've all heard the dire pronouncements: U.S. science and technology is losing ground to its global competitors because of a nationwide shortage of scientists and engineers, due primarily to the many failures of K-12 education. But are these gloomy assertions…

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Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core

The health care law may be Republicans’ favorite weapon against Democrats this year, but there is another issue roiling their party and shaping the establishment-versus-grass-roots divide ahead of the 2016 presidential primaries: the Common Core.

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