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Enrollment options to NC charter and public schools creates confusion

There is no rule to stop parents from applying to multiple schools for their students to attend, according to the North Carolina Office of Charter Schools.

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Cedar Rapids schools may shift models for mental health services

If Cedar Rapids school board members approve new agreements with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, school-based therapy largely will be replaced in favor of assessments and consultations.

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Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America

While Maryland schools are well equipped to take in immigrants, the thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the border from Central America bring a new set of issues.

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$100m bet for high schools in seven Boston suburbs

Parents, educators, and taxpayers throughout Boston’s suburbs are betting that $100 million will help their children enter a competitive college or succeed in today’s cutthroat job market.

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Schools in Ferguson area prepare for an emotional opening day

The school year in Ferguson was scheduled to begin on Aug. 14, but the opening was delayed because of the unrest that followed the killing of Michael Brown five days earlier.

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Schools should focus on teaching children to read

Nevertheless, one thing remains the same: If children have not been taught to read by third grade, they will pretty much hate school forever.

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Virtual schools plan raises troubling questions

The local funding is one concern about virtual charter schools: Although virtual schools obviously don’t require transportation funding or much in the way of building maintenance, they nonetheless receive a portion of that funding.

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ACT test results back up need for education reform

It doesn’t really matter if you can pass a test given by the teacher in a chemistry class, if the test itself doesn’t measure what is considered basic knowledge.

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U.S. business depends on solid STEM education

How can we move our students from simply being “good enough” to make it to the next step, to a level of excellence that allows them to fully compete in a global economy?

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Ohio superintendent to retire at the end of the school year

Lakewood Schools Superintendent Jay Gault will retire June 30, 2015 after serving in the position for 10 years. The board approved a resolution for the Licking County Educational Service Center to conduct a search for a new superintendent.

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