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Cuomo said to sidestep De Blasio’s tax with Pre-K in N.Y.

Governor Andrew Cuomo will propose a budget that phases in universal early-childhood education over five years, setting up a showdown with Mayor Bill de Blasio, who wants to raise taxes on New York City’s wealthy to pay for a similar program there.

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NJEA: Teachers feel ‘terrorized’ by new evals

Throughout New Jersey, teachers and administrators are bracing for the first set of evaluations that tie staff reviews to student performance. State teachers feel “terrorized” by the changes, said Michael Cohan, director of professional development and instructional issues for the state’s…

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Officials in Boston seeking black teachers

A decline in the number of black teachers in Boston public schools has put the city in violation of a federal court order, prompting officials to step up efforts to recruit and retain teachers of color.

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Number of homeless children in Wichita schools growing

With four months to go in the school year, educators and staff members have identified 2,182 homeless children in Wichita schools, surpassing the 2,149 they found all of last school year, a district official said. The only reason the latest number…

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Stand up against bullying

For almost four years, the Nashville Predators and I have been partnering with Students Taking a Right Stand on its bullying prevention efforts. It is our goal in 2014 to keep bullying prevention in the news by issuing a new…

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Connecticut releases report on bullying

In the first year of a Connecticut law requiring school districts to report bullying, 1,431 incidents have been documented statewide, according to data the state released to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.

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Parents embracing move to all-day kindergarten

As Minnesota schools complete plans to offer all-day kindergarten in 2014-15, several Washington County area districts are keeping their doors open to possible half-day options. Two districts, South Washington County and the White Bear Lake area schools, already have decided to…

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