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School Choice: Boston Public Schools Proposes Five Options

Officials from the Boston Public School Department presented five different plans to address the issue of school choice in the city. All the proposals would mark a significant change for JP residents

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New Hampshire Charter School Moratorium Could Be Lifted

The New Hampshire charter school moratorium could be lifted as soon as November if legislative budget writers approve an additional $5 million next month.

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Wake County (N.C.) School Board Member Says Tata May Be Fired

Ahead of a second closed-door meeting scheduled by the Wake County School Board to discuss "confidential personnel matters," board member Chris Malone told ABC11 in an on-camera interview that it was highly likely Superintendent Tony Tata would be fired.

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Should Middle School Kids Take Drug Tests?

In school districts around the country children in grades as low as middle school are required to take a drug test before they can play sports or take part in drama or other extracurricular activities. Parental outrage has been swiftly followed by lawsuits, according to theNew York Times. States where middle schools conduct drug testing include Florida, Alabama, Missouri, West Virginia, Arkansas, Ohio, New Jersey and Texas.

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Santa Clara (Calif.) School Principal Charged with Selling Meth

Opening up a new avenue of investigation, authorities have found something even more disturbing in the home of a Santa Clara elementary school principal than methamphetamine and a date-rape drug—10 hidden cameras, including one tucked inside a Teddy bear.

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Shmoop Launches Calculus Guide

Shmoop relates real-life situations to advanced calculus concepts, including derivatives, limits, and differential equations. 

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Educators Worldwide Attend AAIE Institute for International School Leadership

Education leaders from more than 15 countries are enrolled this fall to attend the AAIE Institute for International School Leadership, an online educational initiative co-developed by the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and Performance Learning Systems (PLS).

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NAEP Findings Confirm That Deep Conceptual Learning is Essential to Students’ Future Science Success

This past May the U.S. Department of Education released its “Condition of Education” report, which used 1990-2009 figures to reveal a trend of more high school students enrolling in science classes. However, despite students’ increased interest in science, only 21 percent of high school seniors performed at or above the proficient level and just 1 percent scored at the advanced level on the 2009 NAEP science test.

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National Food Advocate Network Helps Put Local Food on School Lunch Plates, in Curricula

As students settle into the new school year, they're finding more local food on their lunch trays, more nutrition and agriculture-related topics in their curriculum and more gardens in the schoolyard thanks, in part, to the "Farm to School" movement.

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Lenovo Acquires Stoneware to Expand Secure Cloud Computing

As a result of this acquisition, Lenovo will add significant new technologies and accelerate its capabilities for both commercial and consumer cloud offerings, particularly the ability to provide secure content across multiple devices in education and government.

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