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Superintendent Kelvin Adams turns around St. Louis schools

St. Louis Public Schools, the largest district in Missouri, was struggling to stay afloat in 2007, with $40 million dollars of debt and low test scores.

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On Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson talks science standards

One significant impact of this year’s federal budget sequester is its toll on scientific research, with many organizations and research institutes facing the likelihood of huge cuts to their funding.

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Mental health clinics move to schools

Schools feeling an increasing need to provide student mental health services are partnering with nonprofits to open on-campus clinics as budget cuts have left many districts with fewer psychologists, counselors, and social workers.

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Robots, apps support special ed students

A human-like robot that can mimic emotions and play interactive games can help students with autism develop social skills.

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Grants pave way for Native American teachers

Native American students face a dropout rate of over 12 percent—more than double that of their white peers and higher than that for black and Asian students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Schools districts reform pensions to cut costs

The total unfunded liability of U.S. teacher pensions is currently anywhere from $390 billion to $1 trillion, according to recent estimates. 

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Anonymous texts join battle against bullying

Bullies may use text messages to harass their classmates. But many school districts now have anonymous texting systems that let students alert administrators to the bullies themselves.

DC mayor emphasizes continuity in first education address

In his first speech dedicated to education, Mayor Vince Gray refrained from laying out any dramatic new proposals, instead highlighting the city's recent successes in public education and stressing the need for continuity.

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Washington state lawmakers have one choice on education funding

Washington state Superintendent Randy Dorn has repeatedly told lawmakers that anything less than $1.4 billion in new revenue over the next biennium will not satisfy even the minimum requirements of the 2007 McCleary lawsuit, requires the state to live up to its constitutional duty to make ample provision for the education of all Washington children.

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Unequal ed spending threatens U.S. global competitiveness

The U.S. education system is slipping behind other nations, and the widening achievement gap between rich and poor students is threatening the country's global competitiveness, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations.

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