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5/11/2012

5/11/2012

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to hold back some third-graders not reading at grade level. But Gov. John Kasich, who originally proposed the concept, said the Senate’s version undermines his vision to improve education.

5/11/2012

A legislative panel decided on Thursday to drop efforts to move forward with charter school and school flexibility legislation, which was one of the top agenda items for Republican lawmakers and Gov. Robert Bentley going into this session.

5/11/2012

Parents would get clearer information about the quality of schools under a change state officials are making to revamp the school report card system.

5/11/2012

Remember school lunches? Some of it was good -- the cookies, sometimes the pizza, mostly the items that would make any self-respecting nutritionist cringe. But in the past 15 years or so, schools have come under fire for serving a hot mess of carbs, salt, and too many trans fats.

5/11/2012

Despite years of educators' complaints that reading and math are crowding out other school subjects, new findings from the federal government show that USA middle-schoolers' basic knowledge of science is improving — at least a bit.

5/11/2012

A bill giving tax breaks to parents who send their children to private school or educate them at home advanced Wednesday in the Senate, despite a panel's 3-2 vote against it.

5/10/2012

5/10/2012

The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) is introducing its Umbrella License for K12 schools and districts to supplement any existing license to show movies.

5/10/2012

The Nature Conservancy and Discovery Education launched Nature Works Everywhere, a partnership designed to help students learn the science behind how nature helps our everyday existence and the importance of environmental conservation.

5/10/2012

Illinois-based ETA/Cuisenaire, the leader in hands-on solutions for mathematics, literacy, and science education, announced that it is changing its company name to ETA hand2mind.

5/10/2012

Digital curriculum content solution named as Finalist for SIIA 2012 CODiE Awards, AEP Distinguished Achievement Awards and EdTech Digest New Product and Leadership Awards.

5/10/2012

In a sweeping education deal with lawmakers and teacher unions here, Gov. Dannel Malloy gave ground on some of his farthest-reaching proposals but contended the compromise was still a historic overhaul of public-school policy in a state that has proved resistant to change.

5/10/2012

Robotics technology has come a long way since "Battlebots," a fact proven by a recent fight to the death between cyber-gladiators built by high school students.

5/10/2012

The Berkeley Unified School District will begin interviewing applicants this week for the superintendent position that will be vacated by current District Superintendent Bill Huyett when he retires in June.

5/10/2012

More than 150 years ago, Massachusetts became the first state to provide all of its citizens access to a free public education.

5/10/2012

The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the final version of the method it will use to evaluate the Tuscaloosa City School System’s superintendent.

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