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Teacher: Why ‘I just can’t work in public education anymore’

August 12, 2015 - 4:00am
' I am in tears because today I made one of the hardest decisions of my life. I resigned from my job as a public school teacher. '

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Wisconsin principals tell Scott Walker: Stop hurting our schools

August 11, 2015 - 6:13pm
"Governor Walker, you speak of the need to reduce 'Big Government,' and we see that you are doing so as it relates to eliminating positions in government, but the 'power of the people, by the people, for the people' is less in people’s hands than it once was."

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Beautification day for D.C. schools called off this year, ending tradition

August 11, 2015 - 4:43pm
After 10 years, the annual back-to-school cleaning spree is being retired and the District is seeking out long-term partners.

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Former news anchor J.C. Hayward dismissed from Options charter lawsuit

August 11, 2015 - 11:52am
Lawsuit alleging misuse of funds and self-dealing scheme continues against other Options charter leaders.

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Universities love to build (and capture construction in cool time-lapse)

August 11, 2015 - 11:33am
The theory: If you build it on your campus, students might come.

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Poor, Hispanic school sees massive test score gains for second year in a row

August 11, 2015 - 10:41am
As Virginia made across-the-board gains on SOL exams, Carlin Springs Elementary rocketed ahead.

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Two teachers explain why they want to take down their union

August 11, 2015 - 6:00am
Ten California teachers and the Christian Educators Association have sued the California Teachers Association in a case that could eliminate public employee unions' right to collect fees from all workers.

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How to help your kids at school — even if you don’t understand what they are doing

August 11, 2015 - 4:00am
From the president of the National PTA.

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‘Cutting arts and music programs is worth the savings': Sarcastic new #SaidNoSchoolEver ad campaign

August 10, 2015 - 8:38am
It promotes a program that raises funds for public schools

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‘I refuse.’ — Teacher rejects Florida’s wacky new program to give bonuses to educators with high SAT/ACT scores

August 10, 2015 - 6:00am
Florida is actually spending $44 million on the program. Read it and weep.

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Are these really the best high schools in the country?

August 10, 2015 - 4:01am
Part 2 of an examination of how the U.S. News high school rankings are conducted and the results.

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A critical look at the annual high school rankings by U.S. News

August 10, 2015 - 4:00am
Part 1 of an examination of how the rankings are conducted and the results.

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After scrubbing names of religious holidays, MoCo considers new policy

August 9, 2015 - 8:32pm
The proposed rules address when schools could be closed on holidays or other occasions.

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