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Glenda Ritz, state education board clash over waiver

News from Indianapolis Star: Eric Weddle, eric.weddle@indystar.com 8:48 a.m. EDT June 24, 2014 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Gov. Mike Pence and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz at the Indiana Education Roundtable meeting April 21.(Photo: Kelly Wilkinson/The Star) >>> Read the full article Related News: The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating [...]

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Today Marks 60th Anniversary Of Landmark Brown Vs. Board Of Education …

News from CBS Local: By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The landmark Brown versus Board of Education decision that de-segregated public education in America turns 60 today. It was May 17, 1954 that the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine had no place in public education. But it took years [...]

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Indiana State Board of Education approves new K-12 standards

News from Journal and Courier: Eric Weddle, eric.weddle@indystar.com 11:40 a.m. EDT April 28, 2014 Glenda Ritz, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana, discusses with other board members during the State Board of Education meeting Friday morning at the Indiana Government Center. (Photo: Matt Kryger / The Star ) SHARE 11 CONNECT >>> Read the full [...]

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Fights for state education board heat up

News from Fort Worth Star Telegram: View photos May 27 primary runoffs For more information on the runoff races, go online to the Star-Telegram’s 2014 Primary Runoff Voters Guide. Here’s a look at the races that will be on the Tarrant County ballot for the primary runoff: Democrats U.S. Senate: David M. Alameel, Kesha Rogers [...]

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School board: Teacher choked, hit special education students and called them …

News from Hunterdon County Democrat – NJ.com: The Franklin Township Board of EducationMeghan D. Hodgin/NJ.com  FRANKLIN — The decision to fire a tenured special education teacher accused of choking and hitting two different students, and using derogatory language in class, was recently upheld by the state commissioner of education, and forwarded to the state board of examiners. [...]

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RI Education Board Approves Arming University Cops

News from ABC News: Police at the University of Rhode Island could soon be carrying firearms following a vote Thursday by state education officials to end Rhode Island’s distinction as the only state to prohibit police on public campuses from carrying guns. The Rhode Island Board of Education voted 8-1 to allow leaders at the [...]

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Perth Amboy Board of Education drops actions against superintendent

News from The Star-Ledger – NJ.com: Perth Amboy Schools Superintendent Janine Caffrey Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger   PERTH AMBOY — The Perth Amboy Board of Education has voted to end its lengthy fight with Superintendent Janine Caffrey by rescinding her suspension. On Thursday, the nine-member board — with three new members elected in November and two [...]

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Toronto school board director Chris Spence said his fate is in the hands of …

News from Toronto Star: Chris Spence KEITH BEATY/TORONTO STAR TDSB director of education Chris Spence has apologized for plagiarizing several passages in a recent opinion piece he wrote for the Toronto Star. Chris Spence, director of education for Toronto’s public school board, has admitted to and apologized for plagiarizing several passages in an article he [...]

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Outgoing Kansas Board of Education member questions state test standards

News from Kansas City Star: Kansas education officials say more than four in five students meet or exceed the state’s standards in reading, math, science and history. But one Kansas Board of Education member says that’s not true, and he’s calling for a public discussion about what he calls misleading claims of student achievement.“We’ve got [...]

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Few college graduates on Prince George’s school board

News from Washington Post: The Prince George’s County school board has fewer college graduates serving current terms than any other school system in the Washington region, with only two of its eight members holding a bachelor’s degree. That 25 percent of the board has a college degree places Prince George’s in stark contrast with boards in [...]

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