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4/8/2013

4/8/2013
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4/8/2013
This week, some state Republicans wanted the House to lap up private school vouchers, touted as a panacea by Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Sen. Dan Patrick. But when it came time to vote, the house must not have been thirsty. Vouchers were shot down in a 103-43 vote.
4/8/2013
Most Americans are accustomed by now to hearing that our kids are lagging in basic skills when measured against other advanced countries. The glory days when we were global leaders are long gone, sadly.
4/8/2013
McFarland is the district’s director of student affairs and had been principal of Hendrickson High School. He also was a superintendent in the Kerens and Stockdale school districts.
4/8/2013
Twenty-five Darien parents filed a complaint with the state Department of Education on March 20 claiming that the Darien special education system does not meet state standards and that federal funding should be pulled from the town.
4/8/2013
Ousted Cedar Falls Superintendent Mike Wells said he's excited for what's next: a job as the superintendent of the Mount Pleasant Community School District.
4/8/2013
In the state Legislature, it's known as the parent empowerment or parent trigger bill. And it could be changing the way children are educated in districts across the state beginning next school year.
4/8/2013
Groveport Madison, like many other districts with requests on the May ballot, isn’t banking on the state money.
4/8/2013
A half-hour after they got their assignment, several of Katie Gregg's second-graders still were at their desks, headphones plugged into their iPads, reading along with "The Princess and the Frog" and answering questions about the story on a worksheet.
4/8/2013
The curlicue letters of cursive handwriting, once considered a mainstay of American elementary education, have been slowly disappearing from classrooms for years. Now, with most states adopting new national standards that don’t require such instruction, cursive could soon be eliminated at most public schools.
4/8/2013
Stubblebine, currently superintendent at Monroeville Schools, confirmed both sides have reached a tentative agreement when contacted Friday. The board is expected to approve his contract at 4:30 p.m. Monday at a special meeting.
4/8/2013
When legislators struggle just to pass modest education reform proposals, transforming our public school system can seem an impossible goal. And it would be if we asked lawmakers to devise a perfect plan to remake every Iowa school into a lean, mean, 21st Century learning machine.
4/8/2013
One applicant wants to open a high school for teens in Elizabeth and Roselle that would be named after state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a powerful Union County Democrat.
4/8/2013
By launching an on-site health clinic for employees, the Green Bay Area Public School District has cut costs for itself - as well as for teachers and their dependents covered by district health insurance. And the West Bend School District is on the verge of taking the same step.

4/5/2013

4/5/2013
The prospect of having to get their teens awake and to school 10 minutes earlier and having to find care for their younger children two Wednesday afternoons a month is not going over well with parents in Lynnfield.

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