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Some states that narrowly missed out in last year's Race to the Top contest will share $200 million to fund small pieces of their original plans, the Education Department announces.
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Tougher admissions criteria for teacher education programs are under consideration for the new teacher-accreditation body.
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Chicago Schools to Lengthen High School Days by 36 Minutes
(December 23, 2011, McClatchy-Tribune)
63 School Districts File 4th Suit Against Texas
(December 23, 2011, Associated Press)
Jury Finds in Favor of Principals in Md. Bullying Lawsuit
(December 22, 2011, McClatchy-Tribune)

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Change Things Up With Novelty Learning
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(December 22, 2011, Teacher in a Strange Land Blog)

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I can't be the only one concerned about all the alternative paths to teaching and the regulations NOT placed on them.
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An article describing Finnish education—a topic of wide (and heated) discussion—says the country's approach is characterized by collaboration, a comfortable atmosphere, and teacher autonomy. How does this compare with the U.S.? How can educators incorporate the Finnish approach in their classrooms?
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