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Student Access to Internet, Devices Under Debate

One school board member is proposing increased access to the Internet and mobile devices for students in Howard County schools.

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More Private Schools Fall Below Threshold for Immunizations

Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among these students.

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School District 51 Parents Adjust to Busing Changes

Three weeks into school and 16 bus routes down, School District 51 students and the parents who drive or walk them to school are gradually adapting to walking boundary changes.

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Boston Schools’ Breakfast Now Free for All Students

This year, Boston public schools have begun providing free breakfasts to all students in every school, regardless of family income, as part of a push to ensure that all schoolchildren eat healthfully and receive the nutrition they need to stay alert throughout the day.

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Oil, Gas Boom Makes Some Texas School Districts Rich But Uneasy

School districts can get rich just as fast as the people in the oil bidness, and the poor-to-rich whiplash can have some weird aftereffects.

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Otsego Schools Add Technology

Otsego Public Schools has invested $100,000 in technology for the 2012-2013 school year. The new technology will provide a variety of tools including SMART boards, computers and expanded curriculum to better prepare students for standardized tests.

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N.J. Schools Step Up Teacher Evaluations

Now that it really counts, school districts across New Jersey have to figure out how they are going to evaluate their teachers — and fast.

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Thousands of Teachers Strike in Chicago, Parents Scramble

Thousands of public school teachers formed picket lines in Chicago on Monday and parents scrambled for child care during their first strike in a quarter century.

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New MimioReading Software Suite Offers Proven Supplemental, Intervention Support for Reading Comprehension

The MimioReading programs teach strategies for mastering the four primary components of comprehension – finding facts, making inferences, identifying themes and the "main idea," and learning vocabulary in context – via age-appropriate content and challenging, meaningful activities that improve retention and promote collaboration.

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FundingFactory Inspires Participants to Reach New "Green" Goals

Participants in the free fundraising-by-recycling program can sign into their accounts to set a yearly fundraising goal, measure their progress, and share that information with students, parents, community members, and business supporters.

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