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School District Clinics in Wis. Could Help Trim Health Costs

By launching an on-site health clinic for employees, the Green Bay Area Public School District has cut costs for itself - as well as for teachers and their dependents covered by district health insurance. And the West Bend School District is on the verge of taking the same step.

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Cursive Handwriting Disappearing From Public Schools

The curlicue letters of cursive handwriting, once considered a mainstay of American elementary education, have been slowly disappearing from classrooms for years. Now, with most states adopting new national standards that don’t require such instruction, cursive could soon be eliminated at most public schools.

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Sioux Falls (S.D.) to Assign Students iPads, Chromebooks

A half-hour after they got their assignment, several of Katie Gregg's second-graders still were at their desks, headphones plugged into their iPads, reading along with "The Princess and the Frog" and answering questions about the story on a worksheet.

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Ohio School Districts Seeking Levies Tell Voters State Aid Uncertain

Groveport Madison, like many other districts with requests on the May ballot, isn’t banking on the state money.

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Conn. Special Ed Parents Want State's Input in Darien

Twenty-five Darien parents filed a complaint with the state Department of Education on March 20 claiming that the Darien special education system does not meet state standards and that federal funding should be pulled from the town.

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N.J. Department of Ed Gets 38 applications to Start New Charter Schools

One applicant wants to open a high school for teens in Elizabeth and Roselle that would be named after state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a powerful Union County Democrat.

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Monroeville (Ohio) Superintendent Switches Seats

Stubblebine, currently superintendent at Monroeville Schools, confirmed both sides have reached a tentative agreement when contacted Friday. The board is expected to approve his contract at 4:30 p.m. Monday at a special meeting.

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Cedar Falls Superintendent Mike Wells Says He's Excited for New Job

Ousted Cedar Falls Superintendent Mike Wells said he's excited for what's next: a job as the superintendent of the Mount Pleasant Community School District.

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Education Reform: Iowa Legislators Must Make Way for New Ideas

When legislators struggle just to pass modest education reform proposals, transforming our public school system can seem an impossible goal. And it would be if we asked lawmakers to devise a perfect plan to remake every Iowa school into a lean, mean, 21st Century learning machine.

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Pflugerville (Texas) Schools Names Interim Superintendent

McFarland is the district’s director of student affairs and had been principal of Hendrickson High School. He also was a superintendent in the Kerens and Stockdale school districts.

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