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8th Graders’ Exam Is Delayed NYT
The College Board said schools’ finances led it to put off the unveiling of a new standardized test intended to help eighth graders prepare for rigorous high school courses and college.
DPS asks for federal disaster funding Detroit News
... by the administration's redirection of additional resources into school improvement," Bobb said in a letter to US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Det. schools chief requests emergency declaration Chicago Tribune
Robert Bobb has asked US Education Secretary Arne Duncan to help get the troubled public school system "placed under a special presidential emergency ...
House Approves 'Green Schools' Bill
The House on Thursday passed a multiyear school construction bill with the ambitious goals of producing hundreds of thousands of jobs, reducing energy consumption and creating healthier, cleaner environments for the nation's schoolchildren.
Report Points to Risks of Merit Pay for Teachers EdWeek
Such compensation plans are rarely used in the private sector and can sometimes bring about unintended negative consequences, the analysis argues.
Chess making comeback in U.S. schools
Over the past few years scholastic chess, or chess for educational purposes, has taken U.S. schools by storm.