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3/11/2013

3/11/2013
Empty schools can harm neighborhoods, attract illegal activities and be costly to seal, maintain and insure.
3/11/2013
Requirements tied to federal Race to the Top education grants have become more work than the money is worth, some Ohio school districts say.
3/11/2013
It is 6:45 a.m. and Severna Park High School freshman Chelsea Rogers has a decision to make: skip the most important meal of the day or skip the school bus.
3/11/2013
As lawmakers in Washington consider changes to immigration laws, Miami-Dade public school officials want them to know just how much their policies are taxing South Florida’s classrooms.
3/11/2013
Local election officials are moving polling places out of schools as the shootings in Newtown, Conn., have intensified concern about opening school doors on Election Day.

3/8/2013

3/8/2013
A report detailing the practices behind the 2012 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools winner’s success in eliminating achievement gaps and reaching 100 percent college admission for all its students was released today by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
3/8/2013
Leveraging bizhub MFPs and production print systems with Nuance Equitrac Express and RSA WebCRD, the district optimized its printing practices throughout its 32 educational sites.
3/8/2013
Students in grades K–12 can create Interactive ThingLink images, providing the opportunity to explore their interests and passions, connect multiple resources into a cohesive presentation, and share their projects with a large community.
3/8/2013
Edgenuity, a leading provider of online and blended learning solutions, today announced the winners of its “20/20 Vision” video contest highlighting how online and blended learning solutions are improving academic outcomes for students, teachers, schools and districts across the country.
3/8/2013
Eight new positions will be created to focus on teacher effectiveness and come with a price tag of more than $800,000 in 2013-2014, but the overall school budget is down 3.3 percent from this year's.
3/8/2013
The Princeton Board of Education met in special session Tuesday night to determine the future of the school district’s leadership plan. The agenda for the meeting, posted Friday, March 1, states that the school board will discuss and act on offering the permanent superintendent position to Espe. That came a day after an original posting, stating that the board will discuss and act on extending Espe’s current contract as interim superintendent.
3/8/2013
This right is explicitly stated in the United Nations’ “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” adopted in 1948. It is well proven that education is a powerful tool by which economically and socially marginalized adults and children can lift themselves out of poverty and participate fully as citizens. In Kansas, the constitutional responsibility for adequate funding of public education rests with our state government. Each year, elected policymakers debate about how this obligation should be fulfilled.
3/8/2013
A police officer has been suspended without pay as officials investigate an incident at a high school here in which his gun fired. Sean McCutcheon, an officer in the Lloyd, N.Y., police department and a school resource officer for Highland Central School District, accidentally discharged his gun at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday in the hallway of Highland High School here, the school district and police said.
3/8/2013
Everyone in Olympia is talking about how important education is these days. With a mandate from the state Supreme Court, the McCleary v. State ruling puts policymakers on the hook to find a way to fully fund basic education by 2018.
3/8/2013
Parents, staff and students from school districts across the state — Trenton, Camden, Irvington, Gloucester City — shared horror stories of broken windows, collapsing roofs and choking mold in dilapidated schools at a meeting yesterday of the state Schools Development Authority.

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