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Connecting school spending and student achievement

In the roiling national debate about the best ways to improve public education, one aspect gets scant attention: the relationship between the tax dollars school systems spend and academic results. In a report released Wednesday, the left-leaning Center for American…

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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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The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

Ifthe promise of mobile technology in classrooms has been to equalize opportunities for all students through access to the internet, that potential has yet to be realized. National surveys consistently show that students in low-income schools are getting short-changed when it comes to…

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Duncan, Jindal in tiff over Common Core

It might not qualify as a schoolyard brawl, but Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal traded verbal blows Monday over the Southern Republican's decision to withdraw his state from Common Core. In a drop-in appearance at the…

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What We Don’t Know About Summer School

It's a warning echoed in countless teen movies — "If you don't pass this class, you'll go to summer school!" Kids for generations have been threatened with the elusive summer school: fail this test, miss this day and kiss your…

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Obama Seeks Better-Trained Teachers for Poor, Minorities

President Barack Obama said American grade-school students too often “are not getting the kind of education they need” and one problem is that poor school districts have the least experienced teachers. “We want to make sure every child has access”…

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First Lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules

First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She's fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she's ready…

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New Taos school chief takes on $1m budget crisis

Lillian Tórrez took over as the Taos schools’ superintendent Tuesday (July 1), and she has a fresh take on the district’s recent budget crisis. Former Taos schools’ superintendent Rod Weston announced at a meeting June 24 the state was requiring…

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