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6/4/2013

6/4/2013
The early results look rather like the pre-Obamacare days: Premiums are continuing to rise and employees will be asked to shoulder more of the burden. But fundamental changes are beginning to appear.
6/4/2013
The states that spent the most per student appear to be the ones that can best afford it. Median household income in nine of the 10 top-spending states is higher than the U.S. median.
6/4/2013
While kids his age were reading Shakespeare and dissecting frogs, Benito Vasquez was picking grapes and almonds in the Central Valley.
6/4/2013
Decades-old limits on the size of special education classes would disappear along with restrictions on the number of disabled students in traditional classrooms under proposals being pushed by state education leaders.
6/4/2013
Middle Tennessee school systems with their own resource officers aren’t showing any interest in a new law allowing teachers with police training to carry guns, but the small districts touted as beneficiaries of the plan aren’t rushing into action, either.
6/4/2013
Schools are considered high-poverty when 75 percent or more of enrolled students qualify for free or subsidized lunch.
6/4/2013
Many of Ohio’s newest schools are bursting at the seams — or getting close to it. One out of three schools that opened this school year with funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission is serving more students than the building is designed to hold, according to a Dispatch analysis of state data.

6/3/2013

6/3/2013
Badgetec has developed a new category of wearable Personal Tags that attach to ones clothing with a new “paperclip-like” clip. Called the Contour Clip®, it uses two flat fingers similar to paperclips that clamp over an edge of the collar, lapel or pocket.
6/3/2013
Built to complement PrepMe, an online adaptive learning solution for PSAT, SAT and ACT test preparation, the PrepMe Vocabulary Quiz is a free tool that helps prepare students to reach their goals.
6/3/2013

Kansas families now have access to a new and innovative public school option with the announcement of the Kansas Virtual Academy (KSVA). Offered by the Spring Hill School District, the online public school will serve students statewide in grades K-6 beginning next year.

6/3/2013
Almost half-a-million brand-new books are making their way into the hands of kids from low-income families this week, thanks to First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, and The Molina Foundation.
6/3/2013
Charter schools are a part of a comprehensive solution, not the problem, and money and resources should follow students to the schools that are serving them best.
6/3/2013

Parents in Polk County, Florida are outraged after learning that students in area schools had their irises scanned as part of a new security program without obtaining proper permission.

6/3/2013

School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. "We must save the children," one of them said, head bowed.

6/3/2013

Administrators believe rebuilding a pair of Oklahoma elementary schools destroyed by a May 20 tornado will help their neighborhoods' long-term recovery, though some parents and children aren't sure it's a good idea to put up new schools on land where seven third-graders perished after being crushed by debris.

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