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Ill. School Districts Offering Big Bucks to Attract Top Candidates

Students, parents, residents and employees of the Oswego School District had the opportunity to weigh in on a few aspects of the superintendent search.

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Should Public School Districts Continue to Fund High School Athletics?

Last week dueling guest columns in the USA TODAY prompted several days of impassioned letters from readers taking sides on the issue.

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Making Schools Work

AMID the ceaseless and cacophonous debates about how to close the achievement gap, we’ve turned away from one tool that has been shown to work: school desegregation. 

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Oregon Bans Native American Mascots

For years, Banks High School in Oregon has had its own local twist on the national anthem, signing off with “Land of the free -- and home of the Braves!” That’s been a ra-ra reference to the yellow-and-black warrior with feathers and a mohawk that has always been the school’s mascot.

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Number of Wis. Public School Teachers Fell 2.4% in 2011-'12

The number of teachers in Wisconsin's public schools declined by 1,446 positions, or 2.4%, during the 2011-'12 school year, the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says in two reports that will be released Monday.

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Education is the Latino Issue, not Immigration

In this election season, both Republicans and Democrats continue to reach out to Latinos by focusing on immigration, the supposed priority issue for Latino voters. Candidates translate their key messages into Spanish, thinking that we like to hear our native language when we communicate with politicians.

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Schools to Close 2 Days and Reopen for Last Day of Classes

The mountains of snow and the icy roads never arrived last winter, depriving schoolchildren of the precious surprise of a snow day. But the payoff is about to come, a few months later, to thousands of New York City students.

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ST Math from MIND Research Institute.


Find out about a math program that’s backed by neuroscience research and has been proven effective in large-scale studies.

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Take a Healthy Step Forward in Your District.


Now that your district wellness policy is in place, what's next?

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Debit card alternative to payroll checks


Watch this web seminar to see a case study from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, one of the largest districts in the country, and find out how and why the district is replacing payroll checks with the rapid!

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