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3/6/2012

3/6/2012

A new school finance plan came out of the Kansas Senate late this week that would put some money back into the schools.

3/6/2012

Teachers and administrators at the Mount Airy City Schools are busily preparing to roll out the new Common Core/Essential Standards curriculum set to debut next year — a curriculum that will place more emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills and focus less on rote memorization.

3/6/2012

As southern Indiana residents in tornado-stricken communities struggle to recover, many in the decimated community of Henryville are wondering what will happen to its schools.

3/6/2012

A controversial bill that would allow parents to take over failing public schools in Florida is generating high emotions at the state Capitol.

3/6/2012

Legislative budget writers voted Monday to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year's session, including a statewide laptop program.

3/6/2012

Georgia’s public schools would face new accountability standards under a bill passed Monday by the state Senate, despite concerns over its mandate to give schools letter grades just like students.

3/6/2012

The Long Branch School District will see a decrease in state aid for the next school year.

3/6/2012

After a steep decline in 2008, the cost of overtime pay for city school employees is rising again, and that's cause for serious concern.

3/6/2012

Joel Klein, former chancellor of New York City public schools, says America doesn't put enough value on education and students will pay the price.

3/5/2012

3/5/2012

Apple hopes its foray into digital textbooks for the iPad will impress educators and corner a huge, lucrative K-12 book market. But the high costs of the plan and the challenges of mobile technology could ensure that hardback books remain a classroom mainstay.

3/5/2012

The cracks in the school walls are still spreading. The fire alarms sound too often or don’t sound at all. Mechanics struggle to keep old school buses running one more year. Budget managers try to figure out where the money will come from to fix leaky roofs, wheezing air-conditioners and broken vents.

3/5/2012

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday revised recent remarks in which he said President Barack Obama’s goals for higher education showed him to be a “snob.”

3/5/2012

The Davenport Community School District is using Facebook to connect with students that have dropped out or are thinking about dropping out.

3/5/2012

Public schools in Luzerne County are significantly safer and freer of cigarettes and alcohol than they were when the current class of high school seniors entered kindergarten, according to data from the state department of education.

3/5/2012

Public school leaders across the state have implored the Missouri Legislature to fix a knotty student transfer law and an underfunded school aid formula.

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