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School's out for thousands; Oregon teachers strike

More than 13,000 students were out of school Thursday—and likely will remain so through Monday—after teachers in southern Oregon's largest district went on strike. The walkout Thursday in the Medford School District occurred after all-night bargaining yielded no results. No new talks are scheduled until Saturday, and the district has canceled classes through Monday.

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Oregon Sports Awards focuses spotlight on high schools

The Oregon Sports Awards have made some dramatic changes since rebranding from The Oregonian Banquet of Champions in 2001 and bringing the show back from a four-year hiatus.

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U.S. DOE awards $3.67 million for Kansas schools

The federal School Improvement Grant program targets schools with persistent lower academic achievement and aims to bolster their resources.

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Judge: Arizona can't ask charter schools to give back excess funds

State education officials have been blocked by a judge from taking nearly $5.9 million away from charter schools.

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Indiana Senate passes 'Merry Christmas' bill allowing celebration in schools

Christmas might come a little earlier this year for some public school students after senators approved legislation Monday that would allow holiday celebrations in schools.

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Boston parents prepare to protest school budget cuts

Parents across Boston are mobilizing to protest possible budget cuts at their schools for the next academic year, writing letters to school and state officials, turning out at School Committee meetings, and starting a Facebook page to advocate for additional funding.

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Seattle schools: No day off for Seahawks parade

Seattle school students may feel a little blue today: Seattle Schools Superintendent Jose Banda announced that students won’t get a day off for the Seahawks’ victory parade, even though the parade is an “historic event.”

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Obama's internet plan for schools speeds up

President Barack Obama touted progress Tuesday on his push to provide classrooms with high-speed Internet connections as he announced public and private funds that will give more students access to educational technology and the next generation of broadband and wireless networks.

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Cold weather closings force schools to change lunch menus

At least one good thing came from recent school closings due to subzero weather in January: Green Bay school officials learned elementary school kids love kiwi.

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State highway dollars tapped for K-12 education costs in Kansas

For school superintendents tracking their budgets and state aid payments, something is different this year. Tens of millions of dollars in aid are going to districts not from the State General Fund but rather the State Highway Fund.

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