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Why are reading textbooks so out-of-date? Blame copyright laws

Educational materials rely heavily on the public domain, which means they tend to be filled with texts written before the mid-1920s.

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Michigan considers grading schools from A to F

Michigan’s new color-coded school accountability system already could be up for an overhaul just two months after its debut. Some lawmakers say schools should get A-F grades so parents and others can easily understand performance.

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Colorado schools, with help, are teaching students personal finance

School districts in Colorado have long had the discretion to include personal-finance topics in their curriculum, but many didn't or only gave them minimal attention.

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Schools caught in the middle of legal battle over mascots

Despite a Wisconsin state law and court ruling, the Mukwonago Area School District and the wider community have held tight to the school nickname — Indians — and logo of an Indian in a full warbonnet headdress.

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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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