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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Topeka district works with historically black colleges

(AP) — The Topeka school district is working with several historically black colleges and universities in Texas to make its teaching staff more diverse. Other diversity efforts include a minority leadership academy and a Westar Energy partnership that allows members of the academy to attend the company's leadership classes. The leadership academy now has about 20 members, and its members ...

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Balow seeks to bring strength and stability

In addition to seeking to stabilize the department, she is working to fill open staff positions, increase the department's proactive work and build relationships with school districts, the State Board of Education and legislators. "Folks are concerned for a number of different reasons about assessment, curriculum, quality teaching, and retaining and recruiting the very best teachers," Balow said. A goal ...

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5 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Crisis behind him, Dayton faces different budget pressure

(AP) — A $1 billion surplus sounds like plenty for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers to spread around for new education initiatives, tax cuts and road and bridge improvements. Glimpses he offered last week suggest he'll earmark most of the surplus for education, expanded social services for struggling families and a targeted tax cut. If you account for ...

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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Teachers would get more training on suicide under bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Public school teachers would undergo more suicide prevention education under a proposal from a bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers. The bill requires public school teachers and staff to receive two hours of suicide prevention training from a licensed health care professional every year, up from the current requirement of two hours over five years. From ...

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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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NC Republicans could have "more normal" legislative agenda

First they flexed their muscles early and often against Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue, overriding her vetoes on the budget and abortion restrictions. Heading into the 2015 session that begins in earnest Wednesday, however, Republicans legislative leaders offered a less profuse agenda — job creation, some tax changes, performance-based teacher pay and possibly a different way to run Medicaid. In their ...

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