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6/21/2013

6/21/2013
A new report argues that humanities and social sciences are as essential to the country's economic and civic future as science and technology. The study, commissioned in 2010 by a bipartisan group of members of the Congress and conducted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, comes at a time when the value of liberal arts is being challenged.

5/22/2013

5/22/2013
Seven school children were among the dead in the Oklahoma City area after a mile-wide tornado with up to 200 mph winds destroyed blocks of homes, businesses and two elementary schools.

5/16/2013

5/16/2013
Waco ISD has more than 15-hundred students who are designated as homeless. The district has a grant funded department dedicated to helping remove any barriers that may keep these students from attending school.

5/6/2013

5/6/2013
Parents raised the alarm when they learned the state Department of Education had provided confidential student data to a nonprofit company called inBloom Inc.

4/11/2013

4/11/2013
Facing increased competition for students and the funding that comes with each, many public schools and districts are embracing new ways of promoting themselves.

8/14/2012

8/14/2012

Parents of students at Adrian High School in Michigan will face stiffer penalties if their teen skips school this year. The city's commissioners approved an ordinance last week that could potentially punish parents of absent teenswith a $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail.

7/26/2012

7/26/2012

President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.

7/10/2012

7/10/2012

Faced with a shocking case of teacher misconduct with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff - from custodians to the principal - to smash what he called a "culture of silence."

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

Slammed into lockers, isolated in darkened schoolrooms, vulgar language by a teacher – it was just another day at school for special needs student Alex Williams.

2/9/2012

2/9/2012

Ann Arbor Public Schools’ legal obligation to report an 8-year-old's claim that she was sexually assaulted at Eberwhite Elementary to Child Protective Services falls into a gray area, according to legal professionals.

1/18/2012

1/18/2012

Rhyme & Reason, a Connecticut based clothing company, is pleased to announce its first ever student t-shirt design competition in partnership with the Kids In Need Foundation.

1/17/2012

1/17/2012

PresenceLearning, provider of live online speech therapy services to K12 students, was recently named a Cool Tool winner for special needs in the EdTech Digest Awards.

1/13/2012

1/13/2012

Tuesday night's vote by the Tucson Unified School District's governing board wiped out the ethnic studies program. Now, students and teachers are going through a transition, while supporters gear up for another legal battle.

12/16/2011

12/16/2011

A coalition that includes a Fortune 500 company, labor unions and nonprofit foundations outlined plans Thursday to spend the next five years focused on rescuing a rural West Virginia school district, one of the country's most downtrodden.

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

With schools facing what must feel like ever-shrinking budgets — the 2011 Kansas Legislature most recently slashed $100 million in state spending on K-12 education — and the ever-present reality of layoffs, paraprofessionals are showing their value.

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