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South Carolina Districts Applying for Federal Education Grants

A dozen South Carolina school districts have told the U.S. Department of Education they plan to apply for a piece of $400 million in grants to be distributed nationwide.

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Chicago Teachers, School Officials Resuming Talks to Avert Strike

Negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the nation's third-largest school district were going down to the wire on Sunday, as teachers threaten to strike on Monday over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's demand for sweeping school reforms.

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Microsoft, Ga. Schools Launch Tech Courses

Georgia is the sixth state in the nation to offer the Microsoft IT Academy to all its high school students. The state is putting up just over six hundred thousand dollars, while Microsoft is putting up 23 million dollars for the project.

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State Board Will Revisit Mathematics Achievement Gaps

The State Board of Education will revisit its annual measurable objectives for mathematics achievement Sept. 27 per the request David M. Foster, the board’s president.

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School Bus Routes Reduced in Effort to Save Money

The Wareham Public Schools Transportation Department has consolidated bus routes due to budgetary shortfalls, which has buses nearly hitting capacity.

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$14.5 Million Technology Plan Proposed for Montgomery Schools

Montgomery County classrooms would get a $14.5 million infusion of technology if a request from schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr passes the school board and county council.

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Class Size a Hot Topic at Board of Ed Meeting

The issue of class size dominated the Board of Education’s first meeting of the school year last week, when enrollment data was discussed on several occasions.

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Pleasanton School District Students Biting in to Meatless Mondays

Starting Monday, children in the Pleasanton school district will be changing out meaty lunches for lunches that include Mediterranean offerings with hummus and grapes as Meatless Mondays go into effect.

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New Stillwater Area School District ECFC is First ‘Green’ Building in District

Early Childhood Family Center quickly outgrew its walls and needed someplace else to go.

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Smoking Within 100 Feet of Schools Now Illegal in NY

As of Wednesday, it’s now illegal in New York, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed new bills into law designed “to protect New York’s children and teenagers from the harmful effects of cigarettes.”

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