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Most Americans unaware of the Common Core, poll says

Almost two out of three Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards, and those who have understand little about them, a new poll finds.

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Study: Oklahoma is No. 1 in education spending cuts since 2008

The cuts affect almost all school staffing and routine expenses. The cuts translate into larger classes with less individual attention.

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More Michigan school districts slipping into budget deficits in new fiscal year

Pontiac Public Schools and the Benton Harbor School District are hoping for emergency loans. The schools are among the 56 districts and public charter schools either already in or expected to be in budget deficits.

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Discipline problems soar in Dallas ISD schools

Disciplinary incidents in Dallas ISD that resulted in students being removed from class soared by the thousands last school year, putting an end to years of declines.

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Schools move to repair damage after flubs on 9/11 anniversary

Two separate Boston-area school systems attempted to make amends after getting hit with criticism from students and parents for how their high schools handled the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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No child left untableted

Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.”

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Serious games and the future of education

The tablet classroom may have once been the stuff of science fiction, but modern developments in technology and brain science may have come together to create a massive change in the way we think about education.

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Army looks to schools to find the next cyberwarriors

Huntsville, Ala., also known as the "Rocket City,"has one of the largest fully digital school districts: 24,000 city students use laptops or tablets instead of textbooks.

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California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

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‘Race to the Top’ for education a flop, report finds

The Obama administration’s signature $4 billion Race to the Top initiative, designed to spur far-reaching education reforms across the country and raise student achievement, is largely a failure, an analysis concludes.

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