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Two Ga. Counties Searching for New School Chiefs

Clayton and Fayette counties recently lost their school chiefs within a month of each other. Both outgoing superintendents met contentious ends to their tenures, and both were recently passed over for other jobs. Fayette Superintendent Jeff Bearden lost out on a similar job in Floyd County, and Clayton Superintendent Edmond Heatley made an unsuccessful bid for school chief of the Berkeley Unified District in California.

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Detroit School Board Will Vote to Quit EAA, Leader Says

A week after voters overturned Public Act 4, the Detroit Board of Education plans to vote Tuesday night to break the district's contract with Eastern Michigan University and withdraw from the Education Achievement Authority.

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Medford, OR District Employees Want a Fair Contract

Starting Tuesday, the Medford School District and the classified employees represented by the Oregon School Employees Association will enter mediation with a neutral third party in the hopes of resolving stalemated contract negotiations.

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Tenure for N.C. Teachers Likely to Change, Says Cumberland County Superintendent

A committee of the Cumberland County school board was presented Tuesday two options to consider if the state legislature eliminates tenure for teachers.

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If Newark Teachers Ratify Pact, District Will Become a Model for Others

When Newark teachers vote whether to ratify or reject a contract offering them bonuses based on classroom performance for the first time, school officials across the state will be watching.

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Lakewood (N.J.) Schools Officials Spent Millions in Questionable Deals

The Lakewood Board of Education’s dealings with some of its largest vendors have been plagued by lax oversight and questionable contracts over the years, an Asbury Park Press investigation has found.

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Chicago Board of Education Okays Teacher Contract

The Chicago Board of Education has approved a three-year contract negotiated with the Chicago Teachers Union after a strike.

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Atlanta School Board Considering Contract Extension for Superintendent

By next week the Atlanta Public School board will make its final decision on whether to extend the contract of Superintendent Erroll Davis. Davis was hired as the interim APS superintendent in July 2011 as the system searched to replace departing superintendent, Beverly Hall. The APS Board has not made a final decision, but it appears to be in favor of keeping Davis on board.

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Classes Resumed Monday at Lake Forest High School -- Without Teachers

Lake Forest High School, despite a teachers strike, was planning to reopen school Monday with administrators, substitute teachers and community volunteers offering students a variety of educational programs, parents were told during a meeting Sunday.

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Chicago Public Schools Fails to Get Court Order Ending Teachers Strike

Lawyers for Chicago Public Schools lost their case of a temporary restraining order which would have immediately ended the teachers strike. Judge Peter Flynn did not agree to hold a hearing on the matter today, instead suggesting the case be heard on Wednesday. But the judge questioned if the legal issues wouldn't be moot if the strike is over by then, according to Roderick Drew, a spokesman for the city's Law Department.

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