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January 27, 2015 - Education Week
 A recent national poll shows that more than half the country’s teachers are not engaged in their work. And those who are "actively disengaged" say they "act out their unhappiness in ways that undermine what their co-workers accomplish," as defined by Gallup. Unengaged teachers report slightly more unhealthy days than their more engaged peers, but their greater share of the workforce means they account for additional missed workdays.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
 Administrators of the Prior Lake-Savage area school district in Minnesota say the district is conducting its own investigation after the father of a black student confronted his daughter's bullies in a posting on YouTube.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
 The leader of the education committee of the Indiana House has formed a lobbying company to represent clients in the field of education.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
 The District of Columbia public schools last week launched an effort aimed at improving outcomes for black and Latino male students.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
 Mississippi's school board has voted to leave the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and seek a new test for the next school year.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
  Seven suburban districts in New York state have reached an agreement with the state attorney general to expand educational access for students with limited English skills.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
  An audit released last week based on a "surprise" head count at 30 charter schools in Ohio found that some were overreporting enrollment.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
  The Hillsborough County school board in Tampa, Fla., last week fired Superintendent MaryEllen Elia, its leader since 2005.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
  A Pennsylvania judge ruled last week that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, which runs the city's public schools, does not have the authority to unilaterally cancel the teachers' union contract and impose new terms.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
  The GED Testing Service, which offers the General Educational Development test in 40 states, reports about a 60 percent passing rate for students taking all four sections of its new computer-based test, down from about 65 percent in a typical year.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
  Concerns about too much regulation and maintaining independence are the primary reasons private schools choose not to participate in school voucher or tax-credit scholarship programs, according to a new report.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
  An analysis of school funding in 11 big-city districts that share financial and demographic similarities shows that the financially strapped Philadelphia school district receives less funding per-pupil than seven of its counterparts.
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