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Finance Committee Ponders Staff Reductions in Va. Schools

With no place else to turn for funding, Halifax County School administrators have set their sights on reducing potential staff in order to cut $640,000 from the proposed budget.

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Texas Students Learn Video Game Design, Consider STEM Careers

Last summer, while some of their peers were at home playing video games, 20 Pflugerville ISD students were learning how to design them.

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Chicago Residents Ask Alderman to Oppose Charters

Hundreds of North Side residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools in Chicago’s 49th ward.

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Schools Close Doors to Voters for Safety

Local election officials are moving polling places out of schools as the shootings in Newtown, Conn., have intensified concern about opening school doors on Election Day.

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More Fla. High Schoolers Seeking College Credits Through AP Testing

Nearly 4,000 other students in Volusia and Flagler counties took at least one AP exam last spring, three times the number who took an exam a decade ago.

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Online Program Improves N.C. Readers

Data show Raleigh County Schools’ students are reading better through individualized online learning programs.

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Mich. School CEO Pay Varies

As CEO of Michigan’s second-largest school district, Utica Community Schools Superintendent Christine Johns oversees the education of almost 29,000 students, supervises a workforce of nearly 3,950 employees and is responsible for a $267 million annual budget.

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Old Buildings Pose Challenge in Pa.

Empty schools can harm neighborhoods, attract illegal activities and be costly to seal, maintain and insure.

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Race to Top Grants Not Worth Costs, Ohio Officials Say

Requirements tied to federal Race to the Top education grants have become more work than the money is worth, some Ohio school districts say.

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Md. Considers Later Start for High Schools

It is 6:45 a.m. and Severna Park High School freshman Chelsea Rogers has a decision to make: skip the most important meal of the day or skip the school bus.

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