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Iris scans are the new school IDs

Kids lose their school IDs but they don't often lose their eyeballs. That's one of the reasons why a growing number of schools are replacing traditional identification cards with iris scanners.

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Spokane Public Schools step closer to charter schools

The charter school initiative called for school districts to apply to become “authorizers.” If approved, the authorizers would issue requests for proposals to establish specific charter schools or programs. In addition to approved districts, a charter school commission appointed by the state Board of Education acts as an authorizer.

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3D-printed robots teach kids science

UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute has found that only 1% of students are majoring in computer science, and 0.3% of those are women, despite computer science skills being in high demand. Patton believes that robotics can help address that asymmetry by making computing more interesting for girls.

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Board set to decide on Carroll's (Md.) first charter school

Carroll County's first public charter school has been two years in the making and on Wednesday the Board of Education will decide whether to approve the charter's application or follow Superintendent Steve Guthrie's recommendation to deny it.

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Education Trust report claims Michigan has poor track record with low-income and black students

The analysis examines both student performance over the eight-year period and the rate of improvement on test scores to determine how states are performing compared to national averages in advance of the start of Common Core-based tests.

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Iowa City school district parents speak against closing schools

The Iowa City school board will save its discussion on a highly anticipated facilities plan for another day, but people in an impassioned crowd made their opinions clear Tuesday night.

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Seven schools barred from La. voucher program most reliant on public money

The seven private schools that Louisianab arred for academic reasons from accepting new voucher students were among the most dependent of all voucher schools on state money, according to newly released state data.

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Portland Public Schools sees leadership shuffle

Portland Public Schools this fall will see new leaders in various buildings and departments as retirements, departures and a magnet program closure and reconfiguration give way to an administrative shuffle.

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Are schools responsible for childhood obesity?

A survey presented at the 2013 Childhood Obesity Conference (using data from a Kaiser Permanente poll) revealed that 90% of Americans think schools have a responsibility when it comes to fighting childhood obesity.

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The high cost of another turbulent year for education

It has been a hectic and turbulent year of budget cuts, layoffs and transfers for teachers and classified staff in many school districts. It sounds more like corporate America downsizing and the unknowns of the stock market and our economy.

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