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Conn. Schools Moving Toward BYOD

Area school districts are on the verge of allowing students to bring and use electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops in the classroom — and one district is already there.

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Pittsburgh School District Spent $23M on Now-Closed Buildings

Now the Shadyside school, which was opened in 1975, is being torn down to make way for an expanded Bakery Square, purchased for $5.4 million -- enough to cover the outstanding debt but less than the $6.27 million the district had spent on it since 2007.

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Teachers, Lawmakers Discuss Ways to Preserve Ind. Public Schools

Community members and leaders spent part of Saturday discussing ways to preserve the public school system. Public school supporters say they're afraid public schools are disappearing and could one day be placed into the private sector.

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Ga. House Bill 140 Would Boost Education Tax Credits

At a time when Georgia’s public education budget is an increasingly hot topic, it’s alarming to some that a Tax Credit Scholarship expansion bill that would divert $30 million more in revenue is making its way through the General Assembly.

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Test Scores of Hispanics Vary Widely Across 5 States

Of all the changes sweeping through the American public education system, one of the most significant is simply demographic: the growing population of Hispanic students.

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More Money for Poorest Orange County (Calif.) Schools in New Plan

Orange County schools that teach poor students and those who don't speak English would get more money under a new formula released Wednesday.

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Maine District Deals with Challenges of 25 Different Languages

Fernando Melo from Columbia, Leakhelin Virak from Cambodia and Mohammed Bani Jameel from Iraq work on their English proficiency through short chapter books, while Tumaini Kasongo from Uganda completes assignments on her computer during a Westbrook Middle School language arts class.

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Tax Credits for Religious Schools in Ore.

An Oregon lawmaker wants to ask voters to allow tax credits to pay for tuition at private and religious schools.

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Two New Charters for Boston

If all of the charters recommended by the department move forward, there will be 1,600 new charter seats in Boston, with the percentage of Boston public students in Boston public charters closing in on the 18 percent threshold established with the 2010 education reform law.

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Attendance 'Scrubbing' Tempts Low-Ranked Schools

Temptations to "scrubbing," the process of improperly fixing enrollment or attendance data to somehow improve a building's situation, can include rosier district report cards, added state or federal funding and employee bonuses.

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