March 2, 2011

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Some local school leaders question whether curbing collective bargaining for public workers will compensate for budget cuts.
The "restart" option in the federal school turnaround program offered new opportunities for charter school operators, but few of the best-known companies took the government up on them.
Key phrases provide powerful shorthand for those with a particular policy bent.
In a growing number of special education programs, students and teachers are relying on iPads and other tablet computers to pave a smoother path to learning.
Report Roundup
News in Brief
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While an award-winning film is drawing attention to stuttering, experts say research is just beginning to shed light on the disorder's complicated causes.
The union has set up a committee to explore what it can do to ensure that the common standards are translated with fidelity.
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Those in the business claim students will improve their performance, but research shows coaching has minimal positive effects.
Even though schools aren't hospitable environments for bedbugs, experts say school administrators should know what to do when the tiny creatures show up on campus.
The overall average for the 17 large-city districts fell about 14 points behind the nation as a whole.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals says its changes are a response to shifting trends in school leadership—and declining membership.
Policy Brief
Advocates also escalate efforts against House budget cuts to key education programs.
Fiscal uncertainty has many states hedging as they draw down on the one-time aid available into next school year.
This special report examines the many forms RTI is now taking, its research base, its influence on the educational marketplace, and the federal regulations that both fuel and restrict its growth.
The U.S. Supreme Court also issued separate rulings in vaccine liability and an Alabama tax case watched in education circles.
More federal dollars should be focused on individual schools since they are at the heart of real reform, Gary Galluzzo argues.
Achievement mandates make parent and community involvement in schools more important than ever, David S. Seeley writes.
Richard Whitmire examines the motives of Michelle Rhee's detractors.
Seeking to strengthen his state's education department, Louisiana superintendent Paul Pastorek adapted the United Kingdom's delivery approach.
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