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Business Leaders Express Support for Mass. Gov.'s Education Plan

A group of 87 local business leaders have come out in support of Governor Deval Patrick’s early education plan, and the taxes tied to it —which they say are necessary investments to ensure a well-educated workforce.

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Md. County Bans Homemade Treats, Hugs From Schools

The new rules, which cover 8,000 students in 17 elementary schools in St. Mary's County, also forbid siblings from visiting during school hours, even if they are with a parent.

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Attleboro (Mass.) Schools Pull Out of Math, Science Initiative

Attleboro schools are ending their formal partnership with the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative which brought broader student participation in advanced courses at the high school over the last four years.

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Threats Continue At Calif. Schools

For the third time in less than a week, a middle school in Fremont on Monday received a threatening phone call, police said.

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Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Won't Seek Raise In $165,000 Salary

Despite an annual performance evaluation ranking her as “highly effective,” Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal won’t be getting a raise this year – because she didn’t ask for one.

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Benchmark Your District's Progress Toward 21st Century Education Goals

School district administrators from across the country are participating in the Software and Information Industry Association’s 6th annual Vision K20 Survey. Administrators participating in the survey can benchmark progress toward 21st century education goals.

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Speech Outlines Challenges Ahead for Portland (Ore.) Schools

The city must find ways to prepare for the future and compete against charter schools, the chairman of the Portland Board of Public Education says.

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Sequester Cuts Already Hitting Minn. Reservation Schools

Students on reservations are being affected earlier than most -- Head Start, adult education programs expect reduced funding.

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Ohio State Tests Require Computers Some Schools Can't Afford

Ohio public schools appear to be far short of having enough computers to have all their students take new state-mandated tests within a four-week period beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

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11% of N.Y.C. Schools Never Flunk Their Teachers

Principals at more than one in 10 New York City public schools didn't flunk a single teacher for at least eight years, according to an analysis of city data by The Wall Street Journal.

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