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IMPACT scores ward-by-ward in D.C.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:57pm
D.C. Public Schools have released a more detailed picture this month showing significant differences across the city in where the most effective teachers are working.Last school year, half of the teachers in Ward 3, which has the highest median income in the city, were rated “highly effective,” under the teacher evaluation system known as IMPACT. In Wards 7 and 8, where poverty rates are highest, 18 percent and 19 percent respectively were rated “highly effective.”Read full article >>






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Fairfax County school board race begins early

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:56pm
Local elections in Fairfax County are months away, but some candidates for school board have already started to campaign in the run-up to November.The race for the 12-member school board will be competitive. All members of the board are up for reelection and at least one, Kathy L. Smith (Sully), has announced her candidacy for the Board of Supervisors.Read full article >>






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First Draft: Christie’s Truce With Teachers Could Pay Dividends in ’16

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:51am
Gov. Chris Christie and the New Jersey Education Association are cooperating to grapple with the state’s crippling pension costs, and that may help the governor’s presidential ambitions.






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Motherlode Blog: An Outpouring of Love and Onesies

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:48am
There is so much effort and love in all these packages; so much support in all the inquiries. It’s shocking, humbling and fantastic.
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