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Khan Academy: Free Education in App Form

Those who own an iPad will likely tell you their tablet goes above and beyond e-mail, video playback and Angry Birds.

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Students Needing Special Education in Ore. on the Rise

The number of students in special education across Oregon continues to climb as schools struggle to meet state graduation and learning targets for them, according Oregon Department of Education data.

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Mo. Senate Budget Plan Spares Education From Cuts

Education would be spared from cuts but fewer state employees would get pay raises under a budget plan put forth by a Missouri Senate committee.

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Ariz. Ethnic Studies Law Only Enforced in TUSD Mexican American Studies

The Arizona law that prohibits school districts from teaching classes, like the Mexican American Studies classes taught at Tucson Unified School District, says schools can’t teach courses designed “primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group.”

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Gay Ohio Student Sues Over Right to Wear T-Shirt

A gay high school student in Ohio who claims his freedom of expression was violated over a T-shirt is taking his school district to federal court.

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N.J. Education Dept. to Consider 32 Charter School Applications

The state Department of Education will consider 32 applications to open new charter schools across the state including proposals focused on science, fashion and performing arts instruction, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

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Budget Cuts, Change in Approach Place More Special Ed Students in Regular Schools

School district officials often agonize over how to teach students with severe disabilities. They can pay for the students to attend private schools, where pupils receive more attention in an environment tailored to their needs. Or they can educate the students in public schools, encouraging interaction with peers who aren't disabled.

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U.S. Online Startup Seeks to Rival the Ivy League

Former Silicon Valley CEO Ben Nelson has two years and $25 million to transform higher education.

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Miami-Dade School District Named Finalist for Broad Prize

Miami-Dade County Public Schools will compete for the nation’s top urban education award — for the fifth time.

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New Teachscape iPad App Simplifies Classroom Observations and Eliminates Need for Internet Access

Classroom observers can more easily conduct classroom observations in schools that are lacking stable Internet connectivity with Teachscape's iPad application for Teachscape Reflect Live. 

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