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Despite opposition from a new mayor and the community, the state-appointed schools chief for the New Jersey district has agreed to stick around for three more years.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Federal reports show that many states with leeway from many NCLB mandates were cited for failing to follow through with plans to turn around their poorest-performing schools.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court stopped short of reversing a key precedent allowing public-worker unions to charge "agency fees" to nonmembers.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
The justices dealt with several cases of interest to educators, including disputes involving race in college admissions, prayers at government meetings, and more.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Report is the third post mortem on last year's closures, which shut down 49 schools and affected nearly 12,000 students.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Groups point to poor U.S. track record in educating American Indian children in schools operated by the federal government.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
In spite of being wary of excessive standardization, Dave Powell questions why elected officials are rejecting the common core.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Tennessee officials enlisted teachers early in key elements of the state's Race to the Top initiatives that affect the teaching force.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Faced with crafting complex applications for federal Race to the Top aid, and putting that money to work if they won, states turned to consultants for help.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most.
July 7, 2014 - AP

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