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Cash Prizes for Excellent New York City Schools

Everyone likes to get rewarded. It is, after all, why we do most of what we do. We work for the paycheck, we train for the marathon hoping to win, we even pay our kids for good grades on their report .
(April 21, 2008)
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Misguided Nashville Schools Install Security Cameras

In an effort to make Nashville schools more secure, the district has decided to install security cameras equipped with face recognition software. The $30,000 cost could have been better spent on ..
(April 21, 2008)
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Hostile Takeover for New Orleans Schools?

For the past two and a half years, many folks have had New Orleans and quite possibly the New Orleans Schools on their minds. Since Hurricane Katrina, the eyes of the nation have turned to this ..
(April 21, 2008)
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Background Check for Staff at Milwaukee Schools a Must

Milwaukee schools will be conducting more thorough background checks on staff in the aftermath of a former teacher pleading guilty to four counts of sexual assault on a teenage student. That action ..
(April 21, 2008)
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Families and Teachers on Public School Rankings

All parents want their children to receive a good-quality education and public school rankings are used as a tool to determine which schools are “best. " They may even make choices about which ..
(April 18, 2008)
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Some Kindergartners May Have to Wait to Attend Memphis Schools

For lots of kids, all across the United States, turning 5 is a coming of age. They are now old enough to go to school! They can attend Kindergarten, and now, they are big kids! No more preschool, ..
(April 18, 2008)
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Are Miami Schools in Financial Crisis?

In a recent board meeting of the Miami schools board members were met with some extremely vocal parents, grandparents, and even students. They weren't there to sing the praises of these leaders, but ..
(April 18, 2008)
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Metal Detectors a $4 Million Solution for Cleveland Schools

School officials have made good on their promise to install metal detectors at Cleveland schools. The first units have been delivered; some of them are even equipped with x-rays. All students and ..
(April 11, 2008)
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Public School Rankings Don't Tell the Whole Story

When the public school rankings are published, do you sneak a peek to see where your (or your children's) school is listed? We are all curious to find out whether “our" school did well or not. ..
(April 12, 2008)
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Are the Columbus Schools' Policies As Tough As Their Bullies?

Any policy that strives to stamp out bullying, whether in Columbus public schools or elsewhere, is a policy toward a worthwhile endeavor. There is no excuse for officials or districts to turn a blind .
(April 12, 2008)
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Strategic Goals in Arizona Schools

Arizona Schools have made a plan to help the overall quality of their schools by 2013. It isn't just through making sure that their students are the best they can be, though. Arizona Schools are ..
(March 28, 2008)
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Uniforms Not the Answer to Problem of Bullying in Atlanta ..

Some people have suggested that Atlanta schools should require students to wear school uniforms to combat the problem of “fashion bullying. " This refers to a situation where a student is ..
(March 28, 2008)
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Metal Detectors in Baltimore Schools Not the Answer

In an effort to combat a growing problem with weapons being taken to school, some Baltimore schools are considering having metal detectors installed. In my opinion, this is not the right solution to ..
(March 28, 2008)
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Boston Schools Focus On Children

Boston Schools have decided to pool their knowledge and focus on their students. Their ultimate goal is to accelerate the improvement of teaching and learning in all of their schools by creating a ..
(March 28, 2008)
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New York Schools Told They Still Have Room For Improvement

The test results are in for New York schools and even though a number of them have shown improvement in student performance, they have been told that they still are not up to the standards set by the .
(March 28, 2008)
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San Diego Schools And Their Partners Are Making A Difference

With over 133,000 students in attendance, San Diego Schools have a lot to live up to. Parents expect excellence when they send their children off to school each day, and that's certainly the case in ..
(March 28, 2008)
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Who Uses School Rankings?

School rankings as a means to assess the success of the nation's public schools have become as much a part of our culture as report cards and cafeteria food. While there are a lot of opinions on how ..
(March 28, 2008)
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Why High School Rankings Aren't Enough?

Now that lists of high school rankings are being published in the media, parents, teachers, and students will no doubt be wondering where “their" school made the list. The lists of high school ..
(March 29, 2008)
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Tips for Test Taking in Detroit Schools

Detroit Schools are offering tips for parents and students taking tests. Tests, regular and standardized, are supposed to accurately measure how well a child has mastered his or her subjects in ..
(March 29, 2008)
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Can Distance E-Mentoring in Dallas Schools Succeed?

E-mentoring in Dallas Schools is a program endorsed by the Dallas Bar Association (DBA), Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), and the Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) that ..
(March 29, 2008)
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Increased Graduation Rate at Cincinnati Schools Proves ..

The recent news that the graduation rate from Cincinnati schools has increased from 51 percent to 79 percent is beyond simply very encouraging. The fact that this increase in the number of graduates ..
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Nutrition in Chicago Schools

Chicago Schools are participating the in National School Lunch Program in order to ensure all of their students have the opportunity for proper nutrition needed to grow healthy ands realize their ..
(March 29, 2008)
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Goals of Charlotte Schools

Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in one of the fastest growing regions in the Country. School districts can find the challenge of maintaining educational quality in the face of swelling .
(March 29, 2008)
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Are the Houston Schools Making College Accessible?

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) wants to increase the amount of students that attend college. In order to do this, they are providing students, as well as parents, all the information ..
(March 29, 2008)
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Can Strategy Save Failing Los Angeles Schools?

In response to a recent evaluation of Los Angeles schools, Superintendent Brewer released a new strategy for helping failing secondary (high schools, grades 9-12) schools improve. Called “The ..
(April 08, 2008)
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