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Legislature must invest in our early education

By making early education available to all students, we can give them a better chance at going to college, and a better shot at life.

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Reframing the data debate

The uses and misuses of student data have become the focus of an increasingly bitter debate in the education community and the nation.

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South Carolina state senator blocks sex education bill

The measure seeking to update the state’s 26-year-old sex education curriculum passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday by a 9-2 vote, but Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, placed a procedural hold on its advancement to the Senate floor.

 

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Arizona school district focusing on personalized education for kids

A fresh breeze has been blowing through Kyrene School District, which is moving away from standardization in education and focusing instead on personalized learning experiences for children, Superintendent David Schauer says.

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Schools are failing to get many kids to eat healthy, GOP says

On Thursday the House Committee on Appropriations passed a budget bill that would allow schools whose food programs have been losing money for six months to apply to opt out of the nutritional guidelines for 12 months.

 

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Zuckerberg, wife gift $120M to California schools

The couple's gift will be spread over the next five years and is the biggest allocation to date of the $1.1 billion in Facebook stock the couple pledged last year to the nonprofit Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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Walter R. Clemons to head up Virginia county's schools

Gloucester County Public Schools has voted to appoint Walter R. Clemons as the district's new superintendent. Clemons, the superintendent of schools for Northampton County, brings with him more than 24 years experience in education.

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California district names Alex Cherniss as new superintendent

The chief financial officer of the Los Angeles County Office of Education was approved to become the San Marino Unified School District’s new superintendent under a four-year contract. Superintendent Loren Kleinrock will retire from his position on June 30.

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Rep. Robert Aderholt: We're throwing schools a lifeline

The fact is, the 10 lines in the school lunch program bill merely provide a temporary, one-year waiver only for districts that can prove a six-month operating loss. The bill does not pick and choose which nutrition standards school districts must follow. This legislation instead grants the school systems time to comply with the more than 200 policy memorandums that USDA has issued in just the past 20 months.

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