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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Penn student is one of only two Indiana high school seniors who have been named presidential scholars for this year. The U.S. Department of Education says the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars has selected Erika...
Gov. Rick Scott launched a "victory tour" at South Florida schools Monday to applaud the $480 million approved by the Legislature for teacher raises. Flanked by Broward School Board members and Superintendent Robert Runcie at Piper High in Sunrise,...
Monday, May 6, 2013 Dear City Schools Partners and Friends, I am writing to you today to let you know that at the end of the current school year, I will retire and leave Baltimore City Public Schools and this great city to return to my home in New...
Tags: Andres Alonso
Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso tearfully announced his resignation Monday, ending a six-year tenure marked by bold yet often divisive reforms and casting uncertainty on the future of the long-troubled school system. Under Alonso's leadership, city...
Florida lawmakers took on an ambitious education agenda in their session that ended Friday, voting to beef up school budgets, provide raises to teachers, revamp high-school graduation requirements and more. Here are some of the key items, most of...
Underlying all the many issues in education is one big, persistent problem: income inequality. From preschool to college, from test scores to technology access, socioeconomic status is the single most important determinant of student opportunity and...
Getting recognized by a national publication as one of the best schools in the state is cause for celebration. But for Maine South, while it's still an honor, officials say it has become one that's almost expected. On April 23, U.S. News & World...
Tags: Human Interest
BULLETIN An update issued Tuesday night bythe Indiana Department of Education: "Based upon assurances made by CTB McGraw Hill, the Indiana Department of Education is opening ISTEP+ testing tomorrow morning, Wednesday, May 1. In order to prevent...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A teachers union wants proof from Indiana officials that problems with the online portion of the ISTEP+ exam won't hurt teachers economically because their pay is linked to students' success. Superintendent of Public Instruction...
Tags: Education, Teachers, Teaching and Learning
A lawsuit by Florida's teachers union over the merit-pay law was dismissed today, with a circuit judge ruling the sweeping 2011 law did not violate teachers constitutional rights. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper sided with state officials and shut...
Re "Gates' warning on test scores," Editorial, April 11 Bill Gates has figured out what those of us in education have known all along: Standardized tests are pretty good at identifying students' academic strengths and weaknesses, one of them being test-...
Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker could never win an election in this town. In a 30-minute speech Thursday to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the 82-year-old University of Chicago economist proposed that keeping "the American dream alive" would...
May 7, 2013 |Story| AP Broadcast
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