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Sioux Falls Schools superintendent's salary going up 4.87 percent

Sioux Falls (S.D.) school district superintendent Pam Homan has agreed to a 4.87 percent salary increase next school year, passing up an additional $6,592 increase tied to the new teacher agreement.

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Could Weiner win on education? Maybe if he tried.

Weiner came out swinging at his debate debut recently on an issue on the minds of many middle-class voters in New York: education. By tying his comments on education to the spat he recently had with Cuomo, Weiner guaranteed that his comments would make the papers. 

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How New Jersey's schools made up for Superstorm Sandy

More than 40 percent of New Jersey's students saw traditional holidays, such as Martin Luther King Day or President's Day, cancelled this year. A quarter had a shortened spring break. And 40 percent will remain in classrooms longer this month, with lessons stretching well into June and some graduations pushed back later into the month, all thanks to Superstorm Sandy.

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Colo. Springs District among those looking for change in education funding

That's the belief of local school officials who said that regardless of the Colorado Supreme Court's decision that the school finance system is constitutional, it isn't adequate to get the job done.

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In Silicon Valley, even high-achieving schools fail Latinos

In the Sunnyvale elementary district, where 82 percent of Asian students become proficient in algebra, only 10 percent of Latino students do. The district is tied with Berryessa and San Mateo-Foster City for the lowest Latino algebra proficiency rate -- the greatest single predictor of college success -- among 54 school districts in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

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N.J. schools facing more bomb threats, state reports

There were 19 evacuations in April, with an increase after the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. Most took place on Mondays and Thursdays and were usually triggered by a note or graffiti.

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Boston schools seek $6m more for special ed

The additional money is needed so the School Department can end the fiscal year in June with a balanced budget. The School Committee is scheduled to vote on the request at its June 5 meeting.

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Troubled Inglewood (Calif.) schools face new financial woes

A review by the state has found that the 14,000-student district will end the current school year with a $17.7-million deficit. Without scaling back, the district will exhaust the remainder of the $55-million loan and other funds next year and will be unable to fund the school year in fall 2014.

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Boy or girl? Gender a new challenge for schools

Many children land, enthusiastically, on the expected side. Others dabble in both "girl" and "boy" things. But what if your kid, even from an early age, mostly showed interest in doing opposite-gender things? More importantly, what if they wanted to BE the opposite gender — or a less-defined mix of both? And what if they wanted to test those limits in public places, like school?

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Study highlights Chattanooga (Tenn.) region's education gap

There are urban neighborhoods with short life expectancies and high rates of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. And there are affluent areas where preventive care and insurance are within reach.

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