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Idaho School District Decides Not to Cut Nutrition Service Staff

As KTVB has reported, the district has been making steep cuts to school programs and staff to make up for its $5 million budget deficit.

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Too Many School Districts?

Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D) proposed creating a commission to study the issue with the goal of having no more than 100 school districts, a significant drop from the existing 500 school districts.

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Fairfax County (Va.) Schools Superintendent Dale Hospitalized

Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Dale has been hospitalized for a medical emergency, the school system said Wednesday.

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With Police in Schools, More Children in Court

As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.

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Maine Teachers Learn From Each Other When it Comes to Technology

Bates College professor Anita Charles has studied technology in education and said working with tech-savvy student teachers is not as difficult as you might think. Creating a lesson plan is about knowing what your objectives are and how the tools you might use in the classroom can get you there.

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Growing Movement Seeks to Expand Length of School Day

In most U.S. schools, the school day and year are the same length today as 100 years ago — 6.5 hours, 180 days. Expectations for what schools must crowd into that time have risen sharply, though.

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Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology

Reactions usually involve the added demand these standards place on text complexity and general rigor. Since they’re only available for English-Language Arts and Math, it’s difficult to get a full picture for how they will impact public education, but some inferences can be made based on the set of ELA standards.

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Filling In The Gap On Climate Education In Classrooms

For the first time, new K-12 science standards issued in April include climate change. But the standards, written by a consortium of science and education groups in consultation with 26 states, are only voluntary and could take years to roll out.

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Voters Turn Down Construction on Knox (Ind.) Elementary School

If the referendum passed, the plan was to rebuild the school from the boiler to the classrooms.

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Bond Election Delay Causes Construction Worries for Utah School Board

There's been a delay in the start of construction for the Cache County School District's building bond election because of a technical violation, but Cache School Superintendent Steve Norton said it looks like there's a good chance the original schedule can possibly be met.

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