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North Ind. School District Joins Central Time Push

The Goshen School Board voted Monday to add Goshen Community Schools to the Central Time Coalition's list of more than 40 Indiana school systems that support observing Central Standard Time in Indiana during the winter and Central Daylight Time the rest of the year.

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Pasco (Wash.) School District Pushes to Improve Student Writing

Kathy Hayden, the district's executive director of curriculum and professional development, told the Pasco School Board on Tuesday that a district committee is working on re-emphasizing writing throughout all grades and subjects.

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Arizona’s Public Schools Getting Creative to Compete for Students

Facing increased competition for students and the funding that comes with each, many public schools and districts are embracing new ways of promoting themselves.

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Batavia (N.Y.) School District Faces Discrimination Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges the district discriminates "against the girls' softball players by providing superior facilities and equipment to the boys' baseball program than it provides to the girls' softball program."

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Mass. House Rejects Gov.’s Push for Early Education Expansion

Patrick had asked DeLeo to approve an additional $131 million for early education to support higher salaries, professional development, and competitive grants to innovative programs that want to expand.

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Indiana Ramping Up State Education Web Pages

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says social media is a powerful tool and her team plans to use both Facebook and Twitter to send information in real time. She says the Twitter feeds will also include live tweeting of meetings and events.

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Aspen (Colo.) Schools Consider Adding Policy to Ban Cyber Bullying

As it stands, the Aspen School District defines bullying as “any written or verbal expression, physical act or gesture that is intended to cause stress on students in the school environment.”

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New Guidelines Call for Broad Changes in Science Education

Educators unveiled new guidelines on Tuesday that call for sweeping changes in the way science is taught in the United States — including, for the first time, a recommendation that climate change be taught as early as middle school.

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Strict Lunch Standards Tied to Healthy Weight

Strict school lunch standards that are similar to new regulations from the U.S. government may be tied to healthier body weights among students, according to a new study.

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Vaccine Confusion Blocks N.Y. Girl From School

A New York City kindergartner has been blocked from school over her mom's refusal to give her the chicken pox vaccine.

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