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Jon Huntsman Hands Out iPads at New Hampshire Charter School

Students at a New Hampshire charter school got a lesson in politics Tuesday from Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman.

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New Year Brings New Attacks on Evolution in Schools

The new year is bringing new controversy over teaching evolution in public schools, with two bills in New Hampshire seeking to require teachers to teach the theory more as philosophy than science.

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WP Carey, Education Philanthropist, Dies

William Polk Carey, who made a fortune in real-estate finance and donated tens of millions of dollars to improve U.S. business schools, has died. He was 81.

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First Day Back to School, Districts Watch for Transfers

Winter break ended in many school districts around the metro on Tuesday, and many district leaders wondered if the new year would bring in a flood of new students hoping to transfer out of Kansas City, Missouri’s troubled district to the suburbs.

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Connecticut Teachers Release Plan For Education Reform

Teachers who are members of the Connecticut Education Association are putting forth their ideas on helping students achieve.

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Study: More Education Increases IQ Score

Staying in school really can make you smarter.  A new study from Norway finds that students who remain in school longer than their counterparts have higher IQ scores.

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N.C. Wins $70 Million Grant

Lost in the hoopla of the holidays was this bright note: North Carolina won a $69.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Number of Pa. Educators Losing Licenses Increasing

While school districts years ago used to be able to quietly negotiate an exit for some educators who abused children or committed other serious crimes, school leaders for the past decade have been required to report such allegations to the state Department of Education for potential disciplinary action.

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12 Education Tech Trends to Watch in 2012

Looking ahead at some of the education technology trends we’ll likely see in 2012, many are already underway.

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N.C. School District Partners with Hatch to Bring Innovative Education Technology to Title I Pre-K Classrooms

Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has partnered with Hatch, a leading provider of technology for early learning, to bring award-winning education technology solutions to the Title I Pre-K Program.

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