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Award-Winning Phila. Teacher Frustrated by Stagnation

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:40pm
Faced with the possibility of being laid off this summer, the teacher plans to leave the district for an education-outreach job with a university robotics lab.
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Transformation Grant Fuels Overhaul of School's Instruction

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:39pm
A $1.5 million grant gave a Philadelphia principal considerable freedom to reshape her elementary school's instructional model, staff, and school day.
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Scaling Up New School Designs Through 'A Culture of Sharing'

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:38pm
A new district staffer helps spread innovative ideas among school leaders and central office staff eager to try new approaches.
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Phila. High School Finds Inspiration to Try Inquiry, 1-to-1 Computing

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:37pm
With an assist from Science Leadership Academy, teachers are bringing an inquiry-based, 1-to-1 computing initiative to a Phila. neighborhood high schools.
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Hands-On Career Academies Struggle to Get Off the Ground

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:36pm
Funding is needed to balance investments in new models with support for promising work in existing schools, says non-profit head.
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Virginia statewide school takeover board ruled unconstitutional by Norfolk judge

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:34pm

A Norfolk Circuit Court ruled Tuesday that a statewide school takeover board created by the Virginia General Assembly to manage struggling schools is not constitutional.

Judge Charles E. Poston said that Virginia’s constitution vests the authority to establish school divisions in the Board of Education, not the General Assembly, and gives local school boards the authority to supervise the schools.

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What's in It? : The Domino’s Smart Slice Goes to School

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:53pm
These pies contain fewer worrisome ingredients, but they also give students a hefty dose of marketing in the lunchroom.
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Strauss: Gates Foundation backs two-year delay in linking Common Core test scores to teacher evaluation, student promotion

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:53pm

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued an interesting letter (see below) on Tuesday saying that it now supported delaying by two years using student standardized test scores in high-stakes consequences on teacher evaluation and student promotion while schools are learning how to implement the Common Core State Standards and new Core-aligned standardized tests.

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Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:09pm
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‘Best Career Day Ever’ turns into the best Father’s Day gift ever

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:04pm

The Prince George’s County School System dubbed it the “Best Career Day Ever.”

For Dellion Sitladin Jr., a fifth grader at Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School, it was more like the best Father’s Day gift ever.

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California court rules teacher tenure creates impermissible unequal conditions

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 1:35pm

A Los Angeles judge Tuesday struck down teacher tenure and other California laws that offer job security to educators, a decision that is expected to trigger widespread challenges of teacher job protections nationwide.

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Montgomery meetings on credit card practices now open

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 1:14pm

Montgomery County school board committee meetings that are expected to focus on the board’s credit-card practices and expense-reporting procedures will now be mostly open to the public.

Phil Kauffman, president of the Board of Education, said in an interview that a meeting scheduled for Thursday will include a 30-minute closed session for legal advice and then become an open meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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