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Ala. House approves measure to establish community-college board


  • Montgomery Advertiser (Ala.) (tiered subscription model)

Members of the Alabama House of Representatives have approved a measure to create a new board of trustees for the state's community colleges. Supporters say the measure will improve the schools' focus… Read More

N.Y. officials at odds about teacher-evaluation system


  • Daily News (New York)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month signed a law giving districts until Nov. 15 to adopt a new teacher-evaluation system. The state's Board of Regents chancellor, Merryl Tisch, has suggested a delay… Read More

Pa. program connects students with experts in person, via Skype


  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Five school districts in Pennsylvania were selected for a pilot program intended to expose students to astronomy. In partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, experts on the subject have visited st… Read More