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Money does matter in child's education

Education resources that cost money including class-size reduction or higher teacher salaries — are linked positively with student outcomes. Things costing money benefit students, and there's little convincing evidence to suggest there are more cost-effective alternatives.

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Top-down federal standards will doom our education system

These untested common standards will lead to standardized curriculum effectively pigeonholing students for a fixed role in society via a matrix of evaluations and examinations maintained in a database that will follow each student through adulthood.

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Respect at school in decline, survey shows

Respondents to a recent Harris Poll survey believe there's a lot less respect in the hallways of the nation's schools than when they were students. The survey finds that fewer adults believe teachers respect parents or students—and that fewer believe parents and students respect teachers. In other words, just about every relationship in a school has soured a bit.

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Kalamazoo (Mich.) school board OKs $3.5 million in construction contracts

The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education has approved $2.6 million in contracts to build an auxiliary gym at Kalamazoo Central High School and almost $900,000 in contracts to update Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary School.

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Construction in progress at Fayette County Schools (Ky.)

Costs can rise, and, because of a number of uncontrollable factors, completion dates are moving targets. Mary Todd, Tates Creek Middle, Cardinal Valley and Clays Mill all had 2012 completion dates.

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A 21st-century upgrade for a 100-year-old school

The 100-year-old Webster Groves High School is an important civic landmark in its St. Louis suburb. However, its antiquated infrastructure and classrooms ill-equipped for educational media were preventing the implementation of 21st-century learning models.

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NewSchools Venture Fund and Maryland Fund Tales2Go to boost reading achievement

Tales2Go is a Netflix-like subscription service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from popular publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond, giving users instant, unlimited and simultaneous access.

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Award makes Wisconsin district a model for quality

Wisconsin's Pewaukee School District has won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest presidential honor given to U.S. organizations for high performance. It is the seventh public school district to earn the award for using results-driven business tactics to raise student achievement.

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Farnsworth receives Bank of America Grant in support of school program

The museum also announces its participation in Bank of America’s Museums on Us program in 2014. On the first full weekend of every month, admission to the Farnsworth is free to all Bank of America cardholders upon presentation of their card.

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Plan now to deal with medical emergencies in schools

School leaders and staff deal with emergencies frequently, but in an often inconsistent manner. Consistency in response can be enhanced by developing an emergency plan to deal with life-threatening medical emergencies and training staff.

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