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11/2/2012

11/2/2012

With just one year left on its ambitious five-year plan, the Seattle school district continues to fall short of reaching its academic targets.

11/2/2012

The Ennis school district misspent more than $7 million on a new grade school and teacher housing, and improperly paid a superintendent as an independent contractor for several years while he also collected a pension, a recent audit found.

11/2/2012

Hurricane Sandy has forced high school sports leagues throughout the city to revise schedules, including playoff dates, and coaches are now being forced to come up with different ways to prepare their teams without access to fields and other facilities that have been shuttered by mass school closures.

11/2/2012

Chicago Public School officials announced Wednesday that they do not plan to shutter schools based on student performance, as they have in the past.

11/2/2012

Georgia health officials have announced North Hall Middle School, Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry and Black's Mill Elementary School in Dawsonville are among 21 schools that have gotten state grants to help fight childhood obesity.

11/2/2012

U.S. school children searching for a healthy snack at school - perhaps an apple or some celery sticks - may find that a bag of potato chips is much easier to come by, a report released on Thursday said.

11/1/2012

11/1/2012

Despite initiatives to recruit and retain qualified professionals, districts nationwide are experiencing shortages of speech and language pathologist (SLP).

11/1/2012

The Youngstown Business Incubato (YBI), Turning Technologies and Turning Foundation, would like to announce their partnership with the launch of the Ed Tech Idea Challenge Grant Program.

11/1/2012

A series of free online seminars focused on the brain and learning are now available on iTunes, Yahoo, and Google from Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL), makers of the Fast ForWord(R) and Reading Assistant(TM) family of products.

11/1/2012

More and more Southern California schools and districts are making Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies a standard component in creating first-rate learning environments, facilitating differentiated instruction and preparing students to successfully meet the challenges of excelling in the 21st century workplace.

11/1/2012

A former treasurer to more than a dozen Ohio charter schools was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for embezzling more than $470,000 in federal education funds from four schools over six years.

11/1/2012

Even though most of them cannot yet legally vote, many of Westport’s students are getting an important lesson in politics this presidential election year. Students at Coleytown Middle School and Staples High School will be participating in mock elections held at their schools right before Election Day. To prepare for those mock elections, they are learning both about the essential mechanical steps required to register to vote as well as the all-important decision-making process for selecting the candidate of their choice.

11/1/2012

Parents have long debated whether or not it's healthy to bribe kids to do things like finish their homework on time or eat all of their vegetables. But what happens when the tables are turned and parents are the ones being bribed to cooperate?

11/1/2012

The cost of educating public school students in Illinois continues to go up in the face of a struggling economy that has forced teacher layoffs and led to cuts in state education aid, new state data show.

11/1/2012

Enterprise City School System is showing promise of closing the achievement gap between black and white students and poverty and non-poverty students, according to released date explained Tuesday by the school system’s Testing and Accountability Coordinator Dixie Lavender.

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