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10/8/2014

10/8/2014

Technology firm Dyn has struggled to lure top engineers to its Manchester, N.H., office. So the company is helping to create a four-year STEAM high school program that will set to function as a high school within a high school. In addition to staples like social studies, students will get coursework in engineering and the arts and work with local businesses through internships and mentorships.

10/8/2014

A big boost from Colorado Springs-based El Pomar Foundation is helping a local charter school, Atlas Preparatory School, that caters to low-income and special education students complete its high school. A $750,000 grant will support a $2 million campaign to renovate a building it has purchased to add eleventh and twelth grades in the next two years.

10/8/2014

In Louisiana’s fierce education debates, policies sometimes are getting shaped more by what occurs in the courtroom than in the classroom. More than a half-dozen pending lawsuits involve disputes over classroom standards, education financing and decision-making authority in local school districts. The most recent was filed last week, challenging $60 million in charter school funding.

10/7/2014

10/7/2014

In a surprise move, the commission that governs the financially troubled Philadelphia public school system canceled the teachers union contract and decided educators must contribute to their health insurance for the first time to free up money for classrooms.

10/7/2014

West Bend could’ve been home to the state’s largest high school, but the community and the school board have voted against the proposal. For about 45 years, West Bend East and West Bend West high schools have operated separately out of the same building.

10/7/2014

The Baltimore school system is asking a judge to settle a dispute with the union over changes to teacher evaluations. The Baltimore Teachers Union in June filed a class action grievance against the school system over changes to the evaluation system that affect teacher ratings and pay.

10/7/2014

Sheila M. Harrity, the principal of Worcester Technical High School, is the new superintendent of the Fitchburg-based Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District.

10/7/2014

Edward Lee Vargas is stepping down as Kent School District's superintendent to accept a position with a national educational nonprofit organization. He will begin his transition over the next few months.

10/7/2014

Schools in the suddenly robust Las Vegas community are so packed that 13 of them stay open 12 months a year. But the growth, if a welcome sign of economic vitality, is overwhelming the district. Teachers are scrambling to educate students without the classrooms they need and with no prospect of new ones being built any time soon.

10/7/2014

As concern grows over the low number of black and Latino students at New York City’s specialized high schools, debate rages over the longstanding policy of a single test determining entry into these elite schools. Under the current system, it's hard for parents to determine schools where their children meet the grade and test score requirements.

10/7/2014

Dozens of North Dakota school districts might benefit from a one-time federal grant intended to help them plan for emergencies. The state Department of Public Instruction has been awarded $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to help rural districts review, revise or develop emergency operations plans.

10/7/2014

The Montana Office of Public Instruction has received three grants totaling more than $12.5 million to improve school climate and school safety and support the mental and emotional health of Montana students.

10/7/2014

NETGEAR, Inc. is improving the speed, performance and capabilities of its products designed for K12 education facilities. New offerings for wireless access, security and storage include Dual Band High Powered 802.11n Weatherproof Outdoor Access Point and Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point.

10/7/2014

The National Museum of the Pacific War has launched its digital archives to the public. There are collections currently up on the digital archive include the World War II Veterans Oral History Collection, the World War II Photograph Collection and the Chester W. Nimitz Personal Letters (1893-1911), among others.

10/7/2014

We need to find out how to prevent every school shooting, but focusing on the overwhelming male incidence of these tragic events may be helpful. T

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