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BBVA Compass presents financial literacy scholarships to Houston students

During an awards ceremony Tuesday night at BBVA Compass Plaza, Westside High School graduates Alex Suryapranata and Mateo Valencia, along with Sharpstown International School graduate Dora "Edith" Almazan, each received a $5,000 scholarship after completing a financial education course in high school. All three recipients plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin.

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Fayette County High School student tops national Microsoft Office Specialist competition

Ruiz was one of six finalists out of more than 140,000 students from across the country who entered the U.S. competition to demonstrate their skills at Microsoft desktop computing applications. Finalists took timed exams and conducted interviews to prove their expertise.

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Superintendent creates academy for other school leaders

A Nebraska superintendent has added his own program to the increasing number of academies designed to teach his peers critical management skills that they may not have learned during their formal education.

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Politics seep into school leaders role

The role of the chief state school officer is becoming increasingly political, with the rise of tough accountability standards and mounting tension over the funding of charter schools.

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FCC aims to expand schools’ broadband access

Districts may have more affordable access to broadband internet service as early as fall 2014, thanks to an FCC proposal to reform the federal E-rate program that connects schools and public libraries to the internet.

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North Carolina abolishes teacher tenure: What’s next?

North Carolina, a state once seen at the forefront of progressive education policy, has become a battleground where reformers and teachers’ advocates are clashing over a wide-ranging new voucher program and the elimination of tenure-based pay.

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Edmodo unveils streamlined redesign

Edmodo’s new version offers a simplified user interface and cross-device consistency, making daily teaching activities easier. The new design makes it easy for teachers to safely use the social networking tool in the classroom, exciting learners daily with dynamic new content across class subjects.

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Edgenuity approved as a Missouri Virtual Instruction program provider

Approved courses must align with national and state standards, ensuring all students receive rigorous, high-quality preparation in core and elective content areas.

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How schools are preventing athletic emergencies

With the start of football and the rest of the 2013-2014 school athletic calendar, districts are looking at new laws and training recommendations to help avoid deadly health problems among the 7.5 million students who will play high school sports this year.

Boston Public Schools' vendor loses flash drive with data on 21,000 students

A vendor contracted by the Boston Public School system to print student identification badges lost a flash drive with basic data for more than 21,000 middle and high school students, prompting the school system to redesign the badges to prevent the lost data from being misused, officials said.

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