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Good, bad in new Ga. teacher evaluations

Georgia’s new teacher evaluation system might be an improvement over the old one, but it’s not likely to work exactly as intended and critics warn it might even turn into be a magnet for lawsuits.

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Performance lackluster on state tests

Girls from higher income families are the top performers at Vermont schools and low-income boys are marooned at the bottom. That’s one of the trends driving standardized test scores released Thursday by the Vermont Education Agency.

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U.S. lead in science research and development narrows

The United States could be losing its edge in science and technology as emerging nations rapidly increase their investment in research and development, according to new indicators released Thursday by the National Science Board.

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Malloy budget spends more money on Conn. pre-K

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is pushing to expand access to pre-kindergarten in Connecticut, proposing more than 1,000 slots be made available. The Democrat’s budget, released Thursday, includes $11.5 million to fund the 1,020 new slots, and $2.3 million in startup costs. The…

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Teacher pay raise announcement planned

Legislative leaders are planning next week to announce their plan to increase pay for beginning teachers, said state Rep. Tom Murry. Low teacher pay has been one of the sources of discontent for teachers and a focus of national attention the…

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