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Superintendent of Trinity ASD in Pennsylvania charged with drunk driving

The superintendent of the Trinity Area School District in Washington County, Pa., was charged with drunk driving recently in Ohio Township, Allegheny County. Paul Kasunich, 54, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and careless driving.

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EASD hears application for proposed charter school

Some say because Easton ASD in Pennsylvania has slashed so many teachers and programs in recent years, it should have a charter school in the district that will have smaller class sizes and provide more hands-on learning for children. Others say the cash-strapped school district shouldn't have a charter school that would "drain the district of money" and take some of its children away.

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Re-thinking education: What are we teaching?

Reading the headline news in The Huffington Post recently, I was struck by the marked contrast between two articles: The Impact section featured a story about seven-year-old Zora Ball, the youngest person to create a mobile app, while the front page featured a story about governmental leaders sabotaging peace agreements and maneuvering to instigate war. A child, new to our formal education system, is exercising creative power; while adults, graduates of our most esteemed universities, are exercising destructive power.

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Talks emerging to put override of special ed tax on Michigan ballot

Superintendents of public school districts in Michigan's Washtenaw County are discussing ways to bring in more funding for special education—which could mean a proposal before voters in November. State law allows for intermediate school districts to levy a tax for special education.

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N.C. board of ed votes not to renew PACE Academy charter

The North Carolina Board of Education unanimously voted not to renew PACE Academy’s charter, based on the recommendation of the state’s charter school advisory board. The school will have 60 days to appeal the decision.

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Planned education rally angers lawmakers

Two state lawmakers are chastising Oklahoma school districts that are planning to give teachers and students a day off so they can lobby for more education funding at the state Capitol.

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Connecticut Gov. Malloy pushes education at State of the State

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's somewhat bruised effort to improve public school education took a backseat recently to initiatives aimed at adding preschool seats and making a college education available to more residents. Malloy saved the end of his State of the State address to push for universal preschool by expanding state-supported early childhood education spaces by 4,000 over the next five years.

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Texan pays off students’ school lunch debts

After he heard about the children in Utah whose school lunches were thrown out because their parents were behind on payments, Kenny Thompson was worried about the elementary school kids he tutored and mentored in Houston, Texas. So he went in to check whether they were getting the proper nutrition. What he found disappointed him.

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Maryland gubernatorial candidate supports school construction push

Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, seeking Democratic nomination, says the portable classrooms, leaky roofs and inadequate bathrooms cited as issues at many aging schools are not hallmarks of the best education system in the nation, but rather symbols of a system that serves some and not others.

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Fast-growing Seattle-area school districts seek more money from voters

Two big Eastside school districts with swelling enrollments — Bellevue and Lake Washington — are seeking well over $1 billion between them on next week’s special ballot to build new schools.

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