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Oil, Gas Boom Makes Some Texas School Districts Rich But Uneasy

School districts can get rich just as fast as the people in the oil bidness, and the poor-to-rich whiplash can have some weird aftereffects.

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Otsego Schools Add Technology

Otsego Public Schools has invested $100,000 in technology for the 2012-2013 school year. The new technology will provide a variety of tools including SMART boards, computers and expanded curriculum to better prepare students for standardized tests.

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N.J. Schools Step Up Teacher Evaluations

Now that it really counts, school districts across New Jersey have to figure out how they are going to evaluate their teachers — and fast.

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Thousands of Teachers Strike in Chicago, Parents Scramble

Thousands of public school teachers formed picket lines in Chicago on Monday and parents scrambled for child care during their first strike in a quarter century.

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SIPA Panel Examines Latest Trends in Online Education

New trends in online education were discussed at an informative forum hosted by the Silicon Valley Indian Professionals Association Aug. 23.

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Rockford Schools Referendum Works

For the first time in many years, it seems there is a general feeling of positivity surrounding the Rockford School District. The forward momentum and collaboration taking place is seen and felt throughout the community.

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Schools, Teachers Preparing Students for a Digital World

Twenty years ago teachers could confidently say that if they taught students the curriculum they would be ready for life after high school. ... Today, in addition to math, English and science, schools are including technology in the subject matter, as both a tool to learn and a tool to be learned.

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New Jersey Schools Turn Attention to Teacher Evaluation

School districts across New Jersey have to figure out how they are going to evaluate their teachers — and fast. ... under a state law signed last month to make tenure harder to get and easier to lose for educators, districts need to find answers by the 2013-14 school year.

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Op ed: Education Challenge for Next 50 Years Is Achievement Gap

The biggest challenge facing education in the next 50 years is the achievement gap for minority and low-income children, writes guest columnist Tre' Maxie.

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Louisiana Education Program Upends Public School Model

Louisiana's education department is soliciting ideas from nontraditional places, seeking to offer students new academic courses, skills training and work-based apprenticeships outside of their public school classrooms.

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