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New N.J. District Tests Will Require Significant Technology Upgrade

The regulations would require new testing that would partially evaluate teacher performance and will require a massive upgrade in technology in all Bayonne public schools.

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Ill. Schools Serving More Poor, Homeless Students

In a release Wednesday, the Illinois State Board of Education says the spike in low-income students and those with limited English has led to increased costs for school districts.

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Kingsland (Minn.) Public Schools Touts College-Level Opportunities

Starting with the class of 2015, Kingsland students will be able to complete a 62-credit college degree while simultaneously earning a high school diploma — all without ever leaving the familiar surroundings in Spring Valley.

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Business Leaders Express Support for Mass. Gov.'s Education Plan

A group of 87 local business leaders have come out in support of Governor Deval Patrick’s early education plan, and the taxes tied to it —which they say are necessary investments to ensure a well-educated workforce.

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Md. County Bans Homemade Treats, Hugs From Schools

The new rules, which cover 8,000 students in 17 elementary schools in St. Mary's County, also forbid siblings from visiting during school hours, even if they are with a parent.

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Will Someone With Education Ties Become Fla.'s Next Lt. Governor?

With Jennifer Carroll out, Gov. Rick Scott has the opportunity to pick a new lieutenant to help him lead.

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Online Education Less Successful Than Face-to-Face Classes

Somewhere along the line “public school” became “education.” In this transformation the old “public school” readin’, ’ritin’ and ’rithmetic taught in the form of math facts, grammar, civics, Latin, sentence diagraming, geography, etc., were eliminated.

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Mass. High School's $32M Science Lab Construction Set to Begin

The council voted unanimously to approve the project this week, with the Massachusetts School Building Authority previously agreeing to reimburse up to $25.6 million – 80 percent – of eligible costs, officials said.

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Md. House Committee Passes School Construction Bill

The Appropriations Committee voted 21-3 to send the plan to the House floor. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch agreed on the legislation this week.

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