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8/30/2012

8/30/2012

“Support our STEM Initiative” is the message that Tracey Carisch brought to the Brainerd/East Brainerd Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday morning. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

8/30/2012

Huntsville school officials are breathing a sigh of relief today after city voters overwhelmingly renewed a property tax that pays for school repairs and renovations.

8/30/2012

New York City public-school students can no longer be suspended for one-time, low-level infractions, and the youngest pupils can be suspended only for 5 days for midlevel offenses, down from 10, according to new disciplinary rules posted by the Education Department this week.

8/30/2012

As students head back to school this year in the Watertown-Mayer district, they’ll be toting a new gadget with them on the first day of school — and every day after that.

8/30/2012

Faced with leaking roofs over several schools, Marshall County's Budget Committee is recommending county commissioners add $300,000 to the school budget, although the Board of Education had sought much more.

8/30/2012

School districts are always looking for ways to raise money and in many cases receive grants. While applying for a grant can be challenging, the Madison School District has been awarded a $660,000 stipend to enhance its afterschool activities.

8/30/2012

The largest school district in California and the second largest in the nation, LAUSD, delivered a memorable civics lesson to the children of Thomas Starr King Middle School by granting the students' public request for a ban on food trays made of polystyrene (commonly referred to by the DOW Chemical patented name Styrofoam).

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

This new program provides prospective students with scholarships developed in honor of American College of Education's seven Board of Trustee members.

8/29/2012

The largest school district in the state is offering a new tool to report (hotline and online), track and address bullying or other potentially harmful incidents.

8/29/2012

With increased focus on student achievement and budget shortfalls over the past few years, districts are demanding more proof of efficacy and a higher return on investment from their educational partners. Curriculum Advantage, Inc., provider of Classworks online instruction and assessment, is proving the clear choice for discerning buyers.

8/29/2012

Common Sense Media launched an online learning platform to help elementary students use technology safely and responsibly called Digital Passport, which is free for teachers.

8/29/2012

Built specifically for the new standards and using the language of the CCSS, Ready™ Common Core offers students in grades 3–8 rigorous instruction and practice in math and reading while also offering teachers multilevel resources and tools to easily implement these lessons.

8/29/2012

Advocates for special education students will rally Wednesday in Lansing, hoping to influence state officials to abolish rules they say are leading to increased class sizes and caseloads.

8/29/2012

Seven secondary schools in Camden are demanding that Conservative Education Secretary Michael Gove rethinks the “devastating” impact of downgrading hundreds of English pupils at their schools.

8/29/2012

The Clark County School District is responding to hundreds of complaints by parents frustrated over transportation issues.

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