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New Montgomery Co. Superintendent Meets Community Tuesday Night

The new public school superintendent of Montgomery County, Md. is holding a series of town-hall type sessions with members of the community, the first taking place Tuesday night.


Wis. Senator Against Collective Bargaining For Teachers

Republican State Senator Glenn Grothman sits on Wisconsin's Education Committee and supports the bill that limited collective bargaining rights for public workers in his state. He says teachers are more upset than others about the bill, but some teachers are elated. He speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden.

Teachers Distressed Over Wis. Collective Bargaining

As students head back to school, some unionized teachers in Wisconsin are saying they're not being well respected as workers. The state's legislature passed a law in March stripping public workers of most of their collective bargaining rights. Fifth grade teacher Hedy Eischeid says losing these rights negatively affects the quality of teaching, and she expects constant changes for the Fond du Lac school district where she works. Eischeid speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden.
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Enrollments Sky High In Northern Va. Schools


Northern Virginia school districts are seeing record-high enrollments for the 2011 school year, which starts today.

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All-Day Kindergarten, Now At All Fairfax Schools

For the first time, a new school year will mean all-day kindergarten for all first-year students in Fairfax County Public Schools


What School District Budget Cuts Mean For Students

As the new school year begins, many districts face tighter budgets and difficult choices about what programs to cut, which teachers to keep, and what school supplies to provide. Steve Ellis, principal of Fike High School in Wilson, N.C. and, Walt Gardner and Sean Cavanagh of Education Week, discuss the challenges and how they affect students and families.

Fight Looms Over Chicago School Day

In Chicago, the nation's third largest school system starts a new school year at a crossroads: a new mayor and his new schools chief are trying to shake up the status quo. But teachers say they want the extra instructional time to be time well spent.