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NY boards to vote on allowing limited vet tax break

Late last year, the state gave school districts the option of granting tax breaks to people who have served in the military. Those breaks are already allowed in county and town taxes.

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Here's why NYC doesn't cancel school, even in brutal snowstorms

Chancellor Carmen Farina clarified that a big part of the decision to keep schools open comes down to the fact that if schools are closed, many children don't eat.

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Few minority and female students took computer science AP exam in 2013

The College Board released its annual report on AP exam participation and performance, noting that a vast majority of AP Computer Science test-takers in 2013 were white males.

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Philadelphia chief faces down budget cuts and crises

William R. Hite Jr., the superintendent of one of the nation’s poorest cities, is known as a man who prefers collaboration to confrontation, but he has spent the academic year taking no prisoners.

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Santa Clara County chief chosen as lone finalist to head Texas district

Xavier De La Torre has been selected as the remaining candidate for superintendent of El Paso’s Ysleta ISD, which has 45,000 students in about five dozen schools.

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Sunburst and Digital Directions ink partnership for HELP Math

The agreement establishes Sunburst Digital as the sole supplier in the U.S. of Digital Directions International’s HELP Math, an online math intervention program system.

ASCD releases four professional development publications

ASCD launched three new professional development books and a new ASCD Arias publication for educators.

SDE created reading standard mini-lesson framework

Staff Development for Educators (SDE) have developed a seminar based around the framework of mini-lessons to aid teachers with Common Core reading standards and systematically develop students' knowledge through reading.

Saunders named MAPS superintendent

The Marquette school board voted unanimously Monday to name Bill Saunders superintendent of Marquette Area Public Schools.

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The economy is big news–so why not teach it?

Financial ed in schools is seen as one way to bring down over time the number of young people entering adulthood saddled with debt. But first we have to bring up the numbers of states and schools that offer or require such coursework.

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