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School Evaluations Should Have a Clear Letter Grade

Ohio’s employers keep a vigilant eye on Ohio’s education system, because that is where the future employees of our companies are being educated. Right now, our companies have thousands of openings they cannot fill because they cannot find young people with adequate educational background and training. This gap has huge consequences for our state.

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Clayton County (Ga.): Do School Boards Work Anymore?

Did we learn anything from Clayton’s earlier woes or does the latest friction point to the larger problem of having citizens run school systems?

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Piedmont (Calif.) USD Faces Big Cuts if Prop. 30 Fails

The Piedmont (Calif.) Unified School District could stand to lose about $1.1 million or $441 per student by January if voters don't approve Proposition 30 on Nov. 6.

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Hiring at Minnesota Schools Up 7.6 Percent

Following a couple of years of job losses, Minnesota schools are hiring more people. Nearly 107,000 people were on the school districts' payroll in August, an increase of 7.6 percent over the same month last year.

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What Are You Doing for Banned Books Week?

Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 is Banned Books Week and libraries from Maine to Oregon are celebrating the 30th anniversary of our freedom to read.

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Charter School Supt. Steps Down after First-lady Joke Goes Viral

Michael Hayhurst, the superintendent of a group of High Desert charter schools, resigned Monday after a joke he made about Michelle Obama earlier this month brought condemnation from around the nation.

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Vitti Chosen as New Jacksonville (Fla.) School Chief

In a vote of 5 to 2, the Duval County School Board chose a Miami, Florida bureaucrat for its next Superintendent of Schools.

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N.C. County's SAT Average Rises, Despite Decline at 3 Schools

Cleveland County’s overall SAT score improved last school year, but it still trailed the state and national averages.

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Va. Dept. of Education: 93% of Schools Accredited

Ninety-three percent of Virginia’s 1,836 public schools are fully accredited and meeting all state standards for achievement in English, mathematics, history and science — and graduation, in the case of high schools — the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) announced today.

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