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School Design May Affect a Child’s Grades

A study of school design has discovered that school layouts can influence a child's development by as much as 25 percent — positively or negatively — over the course of an academic year.

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Capstone Acquires Maupin House Publishing, Launches Capstone Professional

Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announced today it has acquired the assets of Maupin House Publishing, a Florida-based publishing company.

New Research Helps Explain Why Girls Do Better in School

New research from the University of Georgia and Columbia University published in the current issue of Journal of Human Resources suggests that it's because of their classroom behavior, which may lead teachers to assign girls higher grades than their male counterparts.

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Newtown, Conn. Shooting Survivors Go Back to School

The youngsters who survived the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary returned to class Thursday for the first time since the shooting rampage, settling in at their old, familiar desks but in a different school in a different town.

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Mass. Gov. Appoints Public Safety Secretary on School Security

New England Cable News' The Morning Show published a transcript of an interview with newly appointed Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary on School Security Andrea Cabral. Here's what she had to say about her new position.

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Church Rallies for Prayer in Public Schools

An area church rallied outside the Onslow County Courthouse and the Onslow County School Board building this week, on a mission to put prayer back in schools.

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Flour Bluff High School Among 60 Schools Nationwide to Offer Engineering Program

Flour Bluff High School is one of 60 schools nationwide set to offer a pilot course in computer science and software engineering as part of programming from national curriculum provider Project Lead the Way.

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Finance Board Approves $50K for School Security Study

Westport’s Board of Finance tonight unanimously approved a $50,000 appropriation request from the Board of Education for a school security study in the wake of last month’s Newtown school shooting.

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School Uses Laptops to Enable Learning

On a normal day at the Academy of Business, Law and Education charter school in Stockton, students will enter their classrooms and perform a 10-minute warm up assignment as part of a 90-minute course block.

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Officials Expect Merger of Troubled Monticello District with County System

Local and state education officials have begun discussions about merging the Monticello Independent school district and its 850 students into the Wayne County school system.

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