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Madison School District Hires Two Teachers, Considers Orchestra Program

The Madison school board on Monday approved hiring two teachers, one of whom will begin laying the groundwork for a possible orchestra program.

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Mercer Island School District Board Weighs Ideas, Options for Schools

The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors held a study session meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16, so that the board could further discuss, and possibly narrow down, options for a sixth school within the district.

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High School Exit Exam Results Released

Tenth-graders made a little headway in passing the California High School Exit Exam the first time they take it, according to results released today, Aug. 22, by the California Department of Education.

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New Syracuse School District Plan Aims to Foster Big Improvements

A new, five-year road map for improving achievement in the low-performing Syracuse schools sets five goals for the district to achieve and timelines for the district to get there.

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Technology in York County Schools Means No More ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’

We’re still a long way from flying school buses and holographic instructors, but more than ever, schools are tapping digital technology to upgrade the learning experience.

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Oregon High Schools Show no Improvement in Preparing Students for College, ACT Results Say

Oregon high schools have made near-zero progress in getting more students to graduate with the skills they need to pass college classes, the ACT testing organization reported today. 

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Clovis Unified District Sued Over Abstinence-Only Sex Education

Central Valley teenager Taylor Ghimenti learned in her 9th grade sex education class that HIV-AIDS could be spread by kissing — a medically inaccurate statement.

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Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey

Ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day, a new survey found.

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