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After years of working exclusively in New Orleans, KIPP, the prominent charter school network, was approved Monday to expand upriver to start three schools in Baton Rouge. The Senate budget bill, as filed, adds $2.4 billion to cover projected enrollment growth over the next two years, but also $6 billion above that to pay for increased teacher compensation and to offset whatever revenue is lost by any property tax reform measures that become law.

The West is generally envied by the East for its quality of education, the reason why a number of students from the East choose colleges in the West (only the rich are able to do so). In this blog post, Barbour suggests that teachers rely on other resources for facts about historical events and assign students to rewrite movie scenes to more accurately portray historical events.

DVEA President Katrina Van Houten, a math teacher, called the raises crucial to school employees and their families.” Some of the district’s support staffers, living in one of the most expensive metropolitan areas (Austin) in the country, have been earning as little as $10 an hour, hardly a livable wage.

Over half a million dollars in grants and scholarships have been awarded to 30 students and 13 school communities. The Canyons Board of Education approved Tuesday a $50,000 starting wage for teachers this fall and a $7,665 annual raise for all certified teachers.

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Wall to wall career academies and a transition program for ninth graders have helped create an environment at this Texas high school in which rigorous, relevant education, inside and outside of the classroom, is the norm for all students. The House Public Education Committee met for two days this week, Tuesday and Wednesday, to hear testimony from the Texas Education Agency, the Legislative Budget Board and the Texas Commission on Public School Finance. The Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) registered in support of these bills.

Starting this school year, the Piute School District put a portable Wi-Fi pack on a bus so students can do homework during long trips. The statistics say that students who study Christianity and Christian values at school are much less likely to engage in illegal activities such as underage drinking, promiscuous sex, and carrying arms.

According to data from the National Education Association, Texas teachers are paid $7,300 below the national average. Backpack Full of Cash takes an urgently needed look at how charter schools, vouchers and the privatization movement are threatening public schools.

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The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. Look through a newspaper or magazine—or one of the education-focused news websites that have sprung up in recent years—and you’ll see plenty of stories about schools: teacher strikes, racial and socioeconomic disparities and segregation, charter schools, the role of technology, and (alas) school shootings.

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Education Divides Rather Than Unites Society

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After years of working exclusively in New Orleans, KIPP, the prominent charter school network, was approved Monday to expand upriver to start three schools in Baton Rouge. Until Wednesday, Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has said he would prefer to give school districts flexibility on how to use additional funding and that he does not favor a key Senate proposal for $5,000 teacher pay raises. Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education.

Teachers can use movies about historical events to teach students how to critically view films and compare facts with the often-fictionalized versions depicted in Hollywood movies, writes Pennsylvania high-school history and government teacher Benjamin Barbour.

Look through a newspaper or magazine—or one of the education-focused news websites that have sprung up in recent years—and you’ll see plenty of stories about schools: teacher strikes, racial and socioeconomic disparities and segregation, charter schools, the role of technology, and (alas) school shootings.

More than 300 Coppell Middle School West students are off sick with flu or flu-like symptoms, Coppell ISD has confirmed, some 25{861a28a83dbc1b7b1b987fadc42b035b6421658f94937813ec8062e268c0f75a} of its students. It’s celebration time for thousands of high school and college students in the Pikes Peak region. Since its inception in 2011, more than $738,000 has been awarded to some 630 schools across the nation.

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As more and more low-income families move into neighborhoods that once catered to the middle or upper class, one must be on the lookout for his own personal safety and report any criminal activity going on in their surroundings. The Senate budget bill, as filed, adds $2.4 billion to cover projected enrollment growth over the next two years, but also $6 billion above that to pay for increased teacher compensation and to offset whatever revenue is lost by any property tax reform measures that become law.

A bill expanding protections for private-school students from student-teacher misconduct has been unanimously passed in the Senate. At the same time, Christianity being only optional provides the necessary freedoms to students of other religions, or even atheists who do not want to be influenced by the religious thought.

The annual event puts New York City public school students on a Broadway stage to perform excerpts from the Broadway Junior series. The committee also heard Gonzalez’ House Bill 116 that would significantly expand training requirements for school personnel who work with students with disabilities.

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Christianity has been of the greatest importance to the USA since the time when the first settlers stepped on the Plymouth Rock. But unless teachers can figure out how to ensure students understand those texts—a task that gets increasingly difficult at higher grade levels, when assumptions about background knowledge increase—they don’t do much good. Today, the Texas Commission on Public School Finance met to discuss the recommendations of the Expenditures Working Group (EWG).

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