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Mayor Walsh’s top aide on schools steps down

News from Boston Globe: Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s top education adviser resigned Friday after less than four months in the job, marking the second significant departure in a week from the new administration. George S. Perry Jr., a longtime education consultant from Scituate, worked on Walsh’s campaign and was hired Feb. 3 as one of [...]

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Panorama Education Wants To Help Fix Schools With Surveys And Analytics …

News from TechCrunch: Panorama Education, a fast-growing startup that crafts and administers surveys for schools to help teachers and administrators get better insight into how they are performing in areas like learning and social inclusion, is today announcing a $ 4 million round of seed funding, which it will be using to take its big [...]

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New Fairfax schools chief outlines challenges at education summit

News from Washington Post: Overcrowded classrooms and too great a focus on standardized tests scores are among the greatest challenges facing Fairfax County schools, the system’s new superintendent told a gathering of parents Saturday. “Standardized testing, although well-intentioned, I believe has gone too far,” Karen Garza said, drawing applause from the roughly 650 people in [...]

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Florida’s Education Chief Quits Amid Report That He Changed a School’s Rating

News from New York Times: Florida’s commissioner of education, a rising star in a national movement pushing for test-based accountability in public schools, resigned on Thursday after just seven months in office, after news reports surfaced that he had changed the grade of an Indiana charter school founded by a prominent campaign donor while he [...]

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Schools laud new education funding formula

News from Bakersfield Californian: The state budget the governor just signed pumps some much-needed money to schools that have taken a financial beating since the recession, but local districts are guarded about the impact on their beleaguered finances. “We’re definitely better off overall, and we feel like this is a stride in the right direction [...]

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Former DC schools chief is still a lightning rod in education

News from Kansas City Star: Michelle Rhee is an education fireball that keeps burning. Michelle Rhee is the founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a bipartisan grassroots movement that is working to improve the nation’s schools. She previously served as chancellor of Washington D.C., schools and before that founded the New Teacher Project, which helps districts [...]

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Schools Chancellor Walcott slams mayoral candidates’ education proposals

News from New York Daily News: Mark Bonifacio/New York Daily News NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott speaks at the Chancellor’s Principal Conference at Brooklyn Technical High School. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott took a rare shot at the mayoral candidates’ education proposals in a robust speech Saturday that shows Mayor Bloomberg wants to aggressively cement his [...]

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Search for Cuts Puts Portugal’s Schools on Chopping Block

News from New York Times: LISBON — Miguel Reis was one of the vulnerable ones. Like most of the 15,000 or so public school teachers laid off in Portugal over the last two years, he worked on a short-term contract. That made him an easy target when it came to government cost cutting. Six months [...]

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Education summit: Gov. Rick Snyder to stress links between schools, job needs

News from MLive.com: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder AP Photo | Carlos Osorio   When Rick Snyder kicks off the Governor’s Education Summit on Monday, he’ll have the economy in mind. The Republican governor will continue his theme of trying to better match education with employer needs, and getting schools and employers to work together more [...]

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SCOT LEHIGH A new actor appears on schools stage

News from Boston Globe: As the race to succeed Tom Menino takes shape, compelling new developments should put education reform front and center in the city’s political debate. The first is growing anxiety about the city’s education system. New polling data show that the quality of education has emerged as the chief concern for Boston [...]

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