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Novato School District Staffers Criticize Charter Proposal

A proposal for a new charter school in Novato is flawed in numerous areas including curriculum, budgeting and the likely makeup of the student body, school district staffers said Tuesday.

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West Michigan Lawmakers Backing Grand Rapids District Overhaul

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, and Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell Township, have written letters supporting the Grand Rapids superintendent and school board's planned major overhaul of the district to improve achievement and finances.

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Computers Arriving in Portland Schools in $2M Upgrade

In a $2 million technology upgrade, the Portland Public School District has purchased almost 1,000 Apple computers, most of them for elementary school teachers and students. Some computers have already been handed out, but others continue to be distributed this month, district officials said Wednesday.

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Kans. BOE Discusses Proficiency Standards

The Kansas State Board of Education heard testimony Tuesday on how the state determines whether students meet standards on state tests in subjects like math and reading.

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Mehlville BOE Votes to Give Kindergartners 'Gift of Time'

There has been a great deal of forward motion in the Mehlville School District over the last 18 months.

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Easton Area School District Cyber School to Launch in Jan.

Easton Area School District will join neighboring school districts by allowing students to take online courses next year.

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Budget Gives More for Utah Education, Especially Science

Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled a budget proposal Wednesday that he says will not only help more Utahns gain college degrees and certificates, but also avoid "degrees to nowhere" — and lead to high-paying jobs in science and technology.

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Algebra for the Urban Student: Teacher Calls on Real-World Experience to Make Math Easy and Fun.

When Canaa Lee started teaching math at Little Rock Central High School, she knew she had her work cut out. With many students struggling with both literacy and numeracy, understanding mathematical concepts proved a challenge at best.

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MathFileFolderGames.com's New '4 Dice' Math App Introduces a Fun Way for Children to Learn Fractions on an iPhone or iPad

Fractions are a learning sore spot for many students. Learning them thoroughly is important for math proficiency from upper-elementary school all the way through college.

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Central Park Elementary School Wins $15,000 in New Tablets for Students

Central Park Elementary School in Bossier City, Louisiana was announced the winner in the Screens for Schools grants program from 3M and was awarded $15,000 in new tablets for their classrooms. Vanessa Powers, a 4th grade math teacher at the school, submitted the winning essay explaining why the school was in need of new technology and how the new tablets would change the school for the better.

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