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2/21/2013

2/21/2013

A threatening text message received by a Lexington-Richland School District Five teacher on the same day emergency crews evacuated Irmo High School due to smoke in the building has prompted the district to implement extra security measures and law enforcement to investigate the source of the message.

2/21/2013

Initial approval was granted for just three years. To continue a four-day week, the district — which includes Two Harbors and Silver Bay schools — must prove that the four-day week did not negatively affect students and that it saved a sufficient amount of money.

2/21/2013

Recent drug busts and overdose arrests have a lot of people in the Westmoreland County area on edge.

2/21/2013

Board mem­ber John Mess­mer said it would pro­vide a great cost sav­ings for the school dis­trict and the board will keep the pub­lic updated. Solar Planet of West­er­ville and Con­stel­la­tion Energy are the two com­pa­nies that have been contacted.

2/21/2013

Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson said Tuesday that Sandy Hook Elementary School probably cannot find another home by the start of the next school year as suitable as the former Chalk Hill Middle School in Monroe.

2/21/2013

The Iowa House pushed through Gov. Terry Branstad's education reform package on a party-line vote Wednesday, moving the debate over how teachers are recruited, paid, evaluated and promoted to the Iowa Senate.

2/21/2013

Construction on the Lincoln Elementary School is expected to continue after a judge ruled in favor of the Bismarck School Board in an electrical contract dispute.

2/21/2013

Construction on the Lincoln Elementary School is expected to continue after a judge ruled in favor of the Bismarck School Board in an electrical contract dispute.

2/21/2013

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is seeking proposals from real estate developers to demolish two schools on the Upper West Side to make way for residential towers.

2/20/2013

2/20/2013

Florida schools are scrambling to be ready for new Common Core academic standards — and the new computer-based tests that go with them — by 2015.

2/20/2013

Schools that serve low-income students -- including several area schools -- are eligible for a share of more than $87 million available to purchase new technology and software, the state Education Department said Tuesday.

2/20/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling in the Navy — literally — to give Chicago Public School students the expertise they need to qualify for technology jobs. The Department of the Navy has disclosed plans to make a five-year, $2 million investment in students at Chicago’s Rickover Naval Academy and at five schools specializing in science, technology, engineering and math — known as STEM.

2/20/2013

Dan Nelson, the New Hanover (Pa.) School's head custodian and a big NASCAR fan, wrote an attention-grabbing essay and won his school a $48,000 grant offered by the Jimmie Johnson Foundation.

2/20/2013

Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, near Chicago, has gotten amazing results with its one-on-one experimental program, so much so, they have decided to give up to as much as 7,000 students their own fourth generation Apple iPads.

2/20/2013

Neil Armstrong Middle School, in Forest Grove, Ore., has won a $25,000 grant from the Department of Education for its after-school technology program.

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