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L.A. teachers union leader links activism to strike

The new leader of the Los Angeles teachers union signaled a more militant stance toward the school district, including the possibility of a strike, at a national teachers union convention held downtown this weekend. Alex Caputo-Pearl, who took office July…

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Duncan holds a teacher Q&A

In an attempt to bridge the divide between teachers and lawmakers, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan posed questions to a group of educators in Center City on Friday while a few protesters gathered outside. Duncan, speaking before more than…

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Meet America’s Most Hardcore Anti-Common Core Moms

On a recent sweltering weekend in Texas’ state capital, more than 1,000 parents and teachers were gathered in the Austin Convention Center for the annual National PTA convention, where education secretary and Common Core evangelist Arne Duncan was scheduled to…

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Foster children become focus of California schools

California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

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Tennessee on Dogged Path to Race to Top Finish

Tucked into the northwestern corner of Memphis, Tenn., past the derelict tractor-parts plant, across the railroad tracks overgrown with thorny bushes, and through an abandoned neighborhood, is Westside Achievement Middle School. The 400-student school and others in the neighborhood known…

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Virginia Tech program aims to shift science instruction

This summer, local elementary teachers will have an opportunity to help shape the future of science education across Virginia. Running through July 25, more than two dozen area elementary teachers will gather on the Virginia Tech campus to participate in…

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