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NYC Schools to offer oral health-care clinics

For city school kids, it’ll soon be reading, ’rithing and ’rithmetic. The Department of Education is searching for dentists to set up clinics inside public schools — where even extractions would take place.

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Grim day arrives for those facing school layoffs in Philadelphia

The district's largest shedding of jobs in decades is wiping out entire categories, including school secretaries and noontime aides, and nearly every assistant principal.

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Number of U.S. children living in poverty grew to 23 percent in 2011

It wasn't so long ago that David Hutchinson spent a month sleeping under a bridge while his wife and young daughter spent their nights at a domestic violence shelter. But this wasn't a case of domestic violence. The couple simply had no choice.

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Tennessee county uses solar energy to fund education

Finding funding for education is not easy for many school districts, but Campbell County has come up with an interesting way to make some cash. All 12 of Campbell County schools now have 50-kilowatt solar system installed on the roof of the buildings.

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Student transfers on hold in Kansas City

The doors are not yet open for students in the unaccredited Kansas City school district to transfer to neighboring accredited districts.

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Companies back STEM efforts as Maryland seeks to revamp science education

Students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort by educators, researchers and businesses to kindle innovation in children well before they enter the workforce.

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Microsoft offers ad-free Bing search for schools

Microsoft is launching a “Bing for Schools” program that is tailored for K-12 students by “removing all advertisements from search results, enhancing privacy protections and the filtering of adult content.”

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19 more Chicago elementary schools close for good

Chicago school district also working on plans to expand its Safe Passage Program to the welcoming schools where students from closed schools will be moved.

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Henderson-Hopkins school divides East Baltimore community

The residents and redevelopers of East Baltimore agree that the $42 million school taking shape on 7 acres along Ashland Avenue symbolizes hope for the community, but they disagree about which children should be able to attend the much-heralded new school.

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Bethel (Ore.) board to OK budget with no layoffs required

After four years of cuts in the Bethel School District, things are looking up for students and teachers in the upcoming school year. Thanks in large part to 10 unpaid days that teachers agreed to last month, the west Eugene school district expects to avoid laying off any teachers or other staff members for the first time in four years.

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