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Rosy teacher evaluations contradict student progress

A sweeping majority of Florida’s teachers seem to be performing to the highest standards in the classroom, the newest round of evaluations say. However, some education experts say those findings contradict new reports on student achievement, and hint at bigger…

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Education activists protest, rally in scores of cities

Today parents, educators, students and activists around the country are staging a “Day of Action” with scores of coordinated events in more than 60 cities that sponsors hope will draw national attention to the problems of corporate-influenced school reform and…

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Kansas school districts may win waivers of laws, regulations

Santa Fe Trail Unified School District 434 has long wanted to give its students greater flexibility on fulfilling graduation requirements. Doing so, says superintendent Steve Pegram, would help the district better serve its students, who have a wide range of goals…

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Teachers unions face moment of truth

t’s designed to be an impressive show of force: Thousands of unionized teachers plan to rally Monday in cities from New York to San Francisco to “reclaim the promise of public education.” Behind the scenes, however, teachers unions are facing tumultuous…

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A year after Newtown, U.S. rift over guns deepens

A year ago, the massacre of 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, confronted Americans with vexing questions about guns and violence. The collective search for answers has given way to ambivalence and deepened division. Today, half of Americans say…

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Lessons on the power of parents in schools

A community group in northwest Chicago has turned hundreds of hesitant parents into capable classroom helpers, role models and leaders by tapping into strengths many don’t realize they have.

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