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New survey highlights the importance of parent volunteers to children’s education

The survey found that nearly 60% of parents’ volunteer hours are spent supervising field trips, donating supplies, or organizing class parties. But with tight school resources, teachers want and need additional volunteer help in ways that support learning, such as listening to students read, tutoring, and helping to prepare learning centers.

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Lee County Schools Superintendent search called off

With less than two months on the job, Lee Superintendent Nancy Graham received some positive news from four of her bosses: No need to reapply for her job.

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Eastern Wake schools get new area superintendent

The Wake County school board on July 23 voted to appoint Ed McFarland, principal of Fuquay-Varina High School, as the new area superintendent for eastern Wake County.

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Decatur Township Schools picks Matthew Prusiecki to be new superintendent

Decatur Township School Board has picked a sitting superintendent and former district principal to be its new leader.

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Jersey City (N.J.) school board VP Waterman faces ethics hearing

A Jersey City school board member accused of using his influence to benefit himself and his child will be the subject of an ethics hearing in Newark this week. Sterling Waterman, the board’s vice president, is charged with attempting to involve himself in the day-to-day operations of School 16, on Sussex Street, which his son attended until June.

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Tornado alley weighs costs of safe rooms

Three months after a tornado cut a swath of devastation through Moore, Okla., leveling an elementary school where seven children died, state officials and residents are debating the costs and benefits of making safe rooms mandatory in schools.

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College applicant told charter school diploma is worthless

Charter schools, vouchers schools, and online schools aren’t all the same – and they often don’t even have to meet the same educational requirements to operate. After his daughter recently tried to get into college and was denied, saying that her charter school diploma was worthless, David Sheriff, a dad of two, says he understands the ongoing concern about quality control in non-traditional schools.

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Poll: Demographics divide views of schools

Minority and low-income parents are more likely to see serious problems in their schools—from low expectations to bullying to out-of-date technology and textbooks—than those who are affluent or white, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Poll.

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What to wear? Schools increasingly making that decision

As students head back to school in the next few weeks, they're more likely than ever to arrive dressed in a school-sanctioned uniform, an increasingly popular policy that may not improve schools as advertised.

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Back to class: Three ways school meals (and snacks) will look different

With the average American child spending up more than 20 hours a week in school, it follows that they’re doing a good part of their daily eating there as well. Here’s an update on changes that state and federal health officials are making to ensure that what kids are noshing on in between class nourishes their bodies as well as their brains.

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