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Florida Schools In Session, But Teachers Absent

Some of the positions vacated over summer break still haven't been filled permanently, and this isn't the first time that's happened. Part of the problem is last-minute resignations, leaving school districts in a lurch.
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New DCPS Initiative To Provide Incentives For High-Performing Teachers

In an effort to keep the best in teaching talent at home in the District, DCPS has announced a new initiative that gives teachers opportunities for better pay and enhanced responsibility.


Can A New Building Save A Failing School?

For years, School 16 in Rochester, N.Y., has been on the decline. The school's building was falling apart, and test scores were on a steady decline. Now, the school's move to a newer, nicer building brings hope that a better building could spell better academic performance.

Security Cameras In School: Protective Or Invasive?

More and more schools are installing security cameras in halls, classrooms and buses. Administrators say it helps protect students and staff, but some argue the practice is invasive. Guests discuss the use of surveillance cameras in schools and where to draw the line between safety and privacy.
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Teachers Unions And Democratic Politics

Teachers unions have long served as a vital constituency for the Democratic Party. But that relationship is evolving and, by some accounts, deteriorating.