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Cell towers at schools ignite debate in Maryland district

For a school system in an era of bare-bones budgets, building cellphone towers on school properties can mean easy money. But for some parents, the towers pose health and safety risks for their children.

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Detroiters on hook for millions used to renovate schools now empty or demolished

Over the next 27 years, Detroit property owners will be on the hook to pay more than $437.8 million for renovations made to schools that now sit unused, trashed or demolished, a boon to scrappers and home to vagrants and feral cats.

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What schools can do to help boys succeed

Compared with girls, boys earn lower grades, win fewer honors and are less likely to go to college. Here are three modest proposals for reform.

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Philly schools' hidden riches: Millions in artwork

More than 1,000 paintings and other works of art worth millions is a curious asset for a nearly broke school system. Some have wanted the works sold to help a financial situation so dire many schools lack full-time counselors, nurses, and other essentials.

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Research reveals how school science project experience prepares students for 21st century workplace success

The Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Outreach Foundation has released research that points to hands-on science projects as an effective method for improving students' mastery of competencies required by businesses and organizations across all industries.

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Ed-tech leaders to exchange strategies at national education technology conference

Thousands of educators from across the country will have an opportunity to explore emergent technologies, cutting-edge programs and a highly innovative ed-tech marketplace at FETC 2014, one of the largest conferences in the nation devoted entirely to education technology.

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Edgenuity wins four Education Software Review Awards

Edgenuity’s Common Core ELA courses were built to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards with new instruction, interactive learning tools, readings, assignments, and multimedia resources.

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Rapid Insight announces dynamic online learning series for predictive analytics

#DataTalk is a 30 minute online panel discussion where participants are Rapid Insight users as well as other related industry experts. Questions are asked about specific topics related to predictive analytics and data analysis.

Data rigging hangs over Ohio school-levy vote

Columbus City Schools’ data-rigging scandal involved deliberate cheating and hurt students, and those responsible should face criminal charges, respondents say in a new poll. A challenge for those supporting a 9.01-mill levy on the Nov. 5 ballot: 53 percent of likely voters say it should not be backed until the investigation is complete.

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New excavations begin at Fla. reform school

A search for unmarked graves in September yielded two bodies. A second dig with heavy machinery is now searching for 50 possible burial sites.

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