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It's Time for Common Sense School Discipline

The school-to-prison pipeline -- or, the system of extreme disciplinary practices that push young people out of school and into the criminal justice system -- is often discussed from the angle of isolated incidents. In April, for example, a six-year-old Georgia girl named Salecia Johnson was, handcuffed and carted away from school in a squad car after throwing a temper tantrum in her kindergarten class.

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Kan. State Board of Education Will Debate Role of Cursive Handwriting on Curriculums

Should children born into a world of computers, iPads, smartphones and e-cards have to learn old-fashioned cursive handwriting?

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Chicago Schools Give Parents Gift Cards As Incentive to Stay Involved

Parents have long debated whether or not it's healthy to bribe kids to do things like finish their homework on time or eat all of their vegetables. But what happens when the tables are turned and parents are the ones being bribed to cooperate?

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Ga. Charter Schools Association Faulted for Political Email

The Georgia Charter Schools Association has come under criticism for sending an email to school leaders asking for their help as the organization tried to arrange what appears to be a political ad.

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La. Launches Site on Child Well-being

A new one-stop, online system is available to help parents and others keep track of how Louisiana’s children are doing when it comes to education, health care and poverty statistics.

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A Mississippi District Further Develops Goals

The Tupelo Public School District is working to develop concrete indicators to measure its progress toward district goals.

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Wake County Schools Mirror Nationwide Track Record

Wake County Schools mixed up year-round tracks which forced hundreds of students to be marked down as absent. Parents were confused when school officials contacted them over their absent children.

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Changing Lives With Assistive Technologies

Trad Robinson, chief information officer of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, found the transition from a traditional public school to a specialized school as a great opportunity to change lives.

4G Bridges the Digital Divide in Rural Areas

President Obama hopes to bring high-speed wireless Internet to all rural areas in the next five years.

FCC Issues Mandate to All Two-Way Radio Users

More than 50 percent of call signs still need to be narrowbanded to meet compliance by Jan. 1, 2013.

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