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1/28/2014

1/28/2014

Funded by AASA through a partnership with the National Joint Powers Alliance, the $2,000 grants will be used to furnish items such as food and clothing and in some instances, temporary housing stipends.

1/28/2014

When a high school in New Haven, Conn., required yoga and meditation classes three times a week for its incoming freshman, studies found that after each class, students had significantly reduced levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in their bodies.

1/28/2014

The proposed increase falls far short of the $1.2 billion increase Gov. Rick Scott recommended last year, despite the best budget outlook in recent memory. Still, Scott said his latest recommendation would be enough to push education spending to a record high.

1/28/2014

Despite his ouster as the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education in late August, William Harner was named interim superintendent of the Quakertown Community School District. He will fill the post from Jan. 24 through June 30.

1/28/2014

For the past three weeks, thousands of parents of incoming kindergarten and sixth-grade students have been registering for school under a new system that aims to place students in schools closer to their homes starting this fall. It's the biggest change to the registration process in decades.

1/28/2014

Union members have complained that the state has not given educators adequate guidance in implementing the Common Core. They also have raised issue with the state's new system of teacher evaluations

1/28/2014

The enlightening 10-part video collection, narrated by NBC Olympics’ hockey host Liam McHugh, delves into the physics, engineering, chemistry, design and mathematics behind the world’s foremost sporting event.

1/28/2014

A national winner will be selected from these finalists in February and all state and national honorees will be recognized at an April black-tie gala in Washington, DC.

1/28/2014

With more frigid temperatures forecast for this week likely to cause additional school closings, Gov. John Kasich wants a one-time increase from the current five “calamity days” schools can use before they have to start adding school days at the end of the year.

1/28/2014

The ACT has been given free of charge to Illinois' 11th graders for more than a decade. But that could change with a proposal to make the college-entrance exam voluntary, with perhaps only low-income students getting to take it for free.

1/28/2014

The state has ruled that the Bridgeport school district systematically failed to identify students eligible for special education and must now take corrective action. Most of the examples cited in the complaint were from the 2012-13 school year, when there was an effort to reduce special education costs.

1/28/2014

Perdue founded the Digital Learning Institute, or DigiLEARN--which includes former Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer as vice chairman--to expand technology use in the learning process throughout the nation.

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1/27/2014

Parents of students at Bay City Academy, a charter school with three locations on the city's East Side, say they are upset and perplexed following the unexpected departure this week of the school's principal and superintendent.

1/27/2014

Five charter schools in Broward County ended last school year in "deteriorating financial condition," spending more money than they took in, district auditors said Thursday.

1/27/2014

The museum also announces its participation in Bank of America’s Museums on Us program in 2014. On the first full weekend of every month, admission to the Farnsworth is free to all Bank of America cardholders upon presentation of their card.

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