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5/24/2013

5/24/2013

The Tacoma School Board opted out of the charter school business Thursday night — at least for now. Board members, who may reconsider in the fall, voted 4-0 with one member absent, said there are too many unknowns for them to meet the July 1 deadline.

5/24/2013

Twelve Long Island high school students have been disciplined for using Facebook to cheat on homework and laboratory assignments and a recent exam. The superintendent of the West Islip school district told Newsday the ninth graders used the social media site to share answers.

5/24/2013

The Allentown School Board has approved a curtailment of programs Thursday that eliminates 132 teachers and 12 administrators, pushing the financially challenged district to more than 400 jobs slashed over the past four years.

5/24/2013

For 35 years, Preservation New Jersey has monitored the toll of time on historic buildings throughout the region, compiling annual lists of the most endangered. This year’s roundup includes the Valley Road School in Princeton, a graceful building echoing the architecture of Princeton University’s collegiate Gothic style. Nearing its 100th anniversary, the three-story facility on Witherspoon Street deftly illustrates parts of Princeton’s past.

5/24/2013

An elementary school principal has inspired the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create a new wheelchair lift that could help make more places wheelchair accessible.

5/24/2013

Chicago returned to the center of the national debate over the future of public education this week as the city’s school board voted to shut down 50 schools. The decision, which could be derailed by a lawsuit, would result in the biggest single round of school closings in United States history.

5/23/2013

5/23/2013

Research suggests that students whose parents are involved in their schooling make better grades and are more likely to go to college, and some states -- with California leading the way of course -- are passing parent trigger laws that give parents much more power to intervene when local schools are failing.

5/23/2013

One school structure in town is equipped with its very own storm structure built into the hallways, and school officials say other schools made of cinder block are still among the safer places to be when storms hit.

5/23/2013

Edgerly introduced representatives from the Ridgefield School District’s board of directors; leaders and members from the Bond Advisory Team and the Citizens for Ridgefield Schools community association; and representatives from the General Contractor Construction Management (GCCM) Team responsible for the new construction.

5/23/2013

The District already utilizes Horizon’s MyPaymentsPlus, an online system that securely processes students’ school-related payments and registers their participation in key activities like field trips, athletics, arts, clubs and other extracurricular interests.

5/23/2013

These teams outpaced over 10,000 other students—double the number of entries from 2011—to win an all-expense paid trip to New York City for a two-day competition to determine the overall champions.

5/23/2013

The TurfMutt curriculum has reached more than one million students across the country, and is featured on the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Education, Department of Energy and USGBC websites.

5/23/2013

The workshop will include time for teachers to collaborate with scientists, specialists, and other participants to developclassroom materials and create ways to integrate the experience into their classroom instruction for Connections Academy students.

5/23/2013

In explaining the patterns, the report pointed to Arkansas's small size that allows grassroots politics to have an impact on policy, the fact that advocacy groups work remarkably well together in coalitions, and a distinctly depoliticized state judiciary that allowed state courts the independence to make tough decisions, in addition to the state's populist political culture

5/23/2013

Classes were out when the Sunday tornadoes decimated Joplin in 2011, but on Monday, the schools in Moore, Okla., were in. Seven children died at Plaza Towers Elementary School, some of them drowning after a pipe burst in the basement where they hid.

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