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2013: What to Expect in Education

Reprinted from Take Part So far, President Barack Obama hasn’t outlined a comprehensive education plan for a second term. Even Secretary Education Arne Duncan has only spoken in vague terms about any future plans for education. Perhaps that’s because there’s …

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Obama ‘Skeptical’ of NRA Guns-in-Schools Idea

Reprinted from CBS News Recalling the shooting of 20 first graders as the worst day of his presidency, President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged to put his "full weight" behind a legislative package next year aimed at containing gun violence. …

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Schools Use Graphic Novels as Learning Tool

Reprinted from the Chicago Tribune In honors English class at Alan B. Shepard High School, sophomores are analyzing Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" with the help of another book filled with drawings and dialogue that appears in bubbles above characters' …

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Khan Academy to be Tested in Idaho Schools

Reprinted from the Idaho Statesman NAMPA, Idaho — Starting next fall, Idaho students could have the option of taking math, history and other online classes provided by the Khan Academy, the online content nonprofit that provides courses free to anyone, …

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NH Debates School Choice Tax Credits

Reprinted from NHPR On January 1st businesses can start getting tax breaks for donating to organizations that give public school students money toward going to a private school. But before that law has even taken effect, there are proposals to …

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Texas Districts Ask for Class Size Waivers

Reprinted from the San Antonio Express-News Clark High School teacher Nat Player is getting used to it. The psychology teacher has one of the largest classes in Northside Independent School District, with 39 students taking one of his Advanced Placement …

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Merit Pay Outlook Unknown in Florida

Reprinted form Tallahasse.com Next year could be the year teachers in Leon County Schools get a raise. The district and the Leon County Classroom Teachers Association, the local teachers union, are negotiating the details now, schools superintendent Jackie Pons said. …

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Lawyer Seeks to Sue CT Over School Shooting

Reprinted from CNN (CNN) -- A Connecticut lawyer is requesting permission to sue the state over the Sandy Hook school shooting, saying his 6-year-old client was left with emotional and psychological trauma because authorities failed to make a safe setting …

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4th Teacher Conduct Case in 5 Years at HS

Reprinted from the Chicago Sun-Times A male math teacher at Rich East High School in Park Forest has been put on paid leave and is facing further disciplinary action for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a student, officials said Thursday. …

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The Role of the Charter School Authorizer

This is the Choice Media #EdReformMinute for Friday, December 28. Bob Bowdon Lisa Keegan is currently on the board of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.  She speaks here about the goals of that group. Previously, Ms. Keegan was …

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