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Public schools beat private schools

Researcher studying math instruction comes across an unexpected result: When she divided the schools she was looking at into public and private categories and controlled for demographics, public schools seemed to be producing better test scores than private.

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Colorado schools face challenges in transition to digital textbooks

Budget cuts, a shortage of books that meet the state's academic standards and the proliferation of cheaper online materials that are easy to update have left Colorado school districts in a state of transition.

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N.J. Supreme Court places checks on education commissioner's power on charter schools

New Jersey's education commissioner has the final say in approving or denying charter school applications, but those decisions can now be subjected to court challenges, the state Supreme Court rules.

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N.C. schools deal with fewer dollars for textbooks

State funding for textbooks has been cut by nearly 80 percent in the past four years, just as the state has been switching to a new curriculum with new textbooks. At the same time, school districts are expected to make the switch to digital textbooks by 2017.

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Hiring of first-year teachers drops sharply in Texas

The number of first-year teachers in Texas public schools dropped more than 40 percent in just four years. Texas schools employed just shy of 15,000 first-year teachers in 2012, down from 25,395 in 2008 - despite growing enrollment and an overall increase in the number of teachers.

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New app uses neuroscience to raise kids' math scores

The game is aimed at helping kids from pre-K to fourth grade learn to subtract and count backwards by 2s, 5s, 10s, and by more challenging combinations.

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ABB creates the SMART Education Package to provide robotic course curriculum and hands-on training to schools

A portion of the package may qualify for government STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subsidies, and schools can use the package to support their STEM education initiatives.

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2013-14 Follett Challenge invites entries, announces judges

Fifteen schools from all levels of education will be honored in this year's contest, and semifinalists will be named in four categories: elementary, middle, high school and magnet/parochial/preK-12 schools.

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Fifty-one public schools named as state winners in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

The 51 state winners, listed at the end of this announcement, were chosen from more than 2,300 applicants. Their ideas ran the gamut from reducing pollution with bicycles made from bamboo to finding the safest routes to school in an urban community to compelling government action to remove carcinogens in the community.

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Primoris Academy steps up safety on snow days

Parents hit the roads early to get their children to school. Thanks to a new contract with One Call Now, administrators will be able to quickly contact parents when the school is delayed or closed.

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