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Children with less education die sooner, according to university study

Staying in school longer leads to a longer, healthier life. That’s the gist of a study done by the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Cuomo offers education plans, but funding in doubt

In a State of the State address that focused largely on job creation, economic development and tax relief, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo also issued a sweeping agenda for education, including support for statewide, full-day prekindergarten programs and a plan to funnel $2 billion to upgrade technology in schools.

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Minnesota district proposes less physical education

The Elk River School District is considering cutting back on physical education in schools so that their 13,000 students can take a wider variety of classes. The school board will soon vote on a plan that would implement new technology and foreign language classes for some grade levels while at the same time lessening some of the hours students spend in physical education and music classes.

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What's ahead for education in 2014

The last several years in education have been filled with turmoil: cheating scandals, debates and protests over curriculum and testing, and big changes in the way students are taught. The new year brings more changes, but also an opportunity to find solutions to old problems and reach common ground on the divisions of the past. Here's a look at some of the big questions in education for 2014.

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Tempe sex-education meeting stirs up outrage

More than 100 people crowded into a standing-room-only meeting at the Tempe Union High School District office in Arizona to hear a sex-education expert employed by Planned Parenthood discuss curricula being reviewed by a district committee.

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Tempe (Ariz.) sex-education meeting stirs up outrage

Although none of the curricula under consideration was developed by Planned Parenthood, the expert’s connection to the reproductive-health organization riled many parents and community members who filled the room.

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Hemet school district (Calif.) rezoning: Parents upset about moving kids

Several years ago, the Hemet Unified School District re-drew some of its boundaries because of budget cuts, which meant about 100 kids who would have gone to Winchester Elementary, instead went to Harmony Elementary.

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South Carolina education employees dealing with cold office after heating unit goes out

11 days after the heating unit died, Columbia experienced record low temperatures. The temperatures inside the building have been reported as low as 55 degrees.

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Public to Private: Could "conversion" become a trend in Vermont schools?

When North Bennington residents voted to shutter their public school, it wasn’t because of rising teacher pay or declining test scores.

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Harsh winter has New York school districts eyeing calendars

The vexing question of whether to cancel school is made more complex as a tough winter wears on and districts begin to use up the number of days they have set aside for bad weather.

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