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Iberville Students Get Apple Laptop Computers

extbooks won't be the only items students in the Iberville Parish School District will be receiving during the first few weeks of school this year.

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Gull Lake Schools Out More Than $480,000 in Dispute With State Over Student Count

Gull Lake Community Schools has had $480,000 deducted from its state-aid payments for 2011-12 because the district violated educational standards for its newly established Gull Lake Virtual School.

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D.C. Adding Classrooms for Special Needs Students

The District is opening extra public school classrooms for special education students with emotional disturbances, as part of an effort to reduce the large number of students who are sent to costly private facilities when public schools can't serve their needs.

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Study: Curbing Junk Foods in Schools Can Slow Childhood Obesity Rates

U.S. laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

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In Hard Times, Staffing at Schools Closely Watched

When Texas lawmakers took up the issue of how to make fewer dollars stretch further in public schools during the 2011 legislative session, “efficiency” was a commonly uttered word.

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Valley Schools Telling Students to Bring Own Technology

In Kara Kujawa's seventh-grade science class at Sunset Hills Elementary School in Surprise, her students are used to hearing, "Get out your devices."

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Tougher Requirements in Public, Not Voucher Schools

Students enrolled in Louisiana public schools this year will have a tougher curriculum and have to meet higher standards to make the grades they need to advance to the next level.

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Many Will Miss First School Day in Hamilton County

When the bells ring in schools across Hamilton County on Monday morning, thousands of students who should be at their desks likely won't even be in school.

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School Superintendent Salaries Among State Workers’ Highest

As the start of school draws near, 34 public school districts in Washington will be led by new superintendents, including the state’s three largest districts: Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma.

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For Popular Khan Academy, a Critical Voice Amid the Adulation

In the past year, education-reform icon Sal Khan has been lauded by Bill Gates as the "teacher to the world" and has been listed among Time magazine's 100 most influential people.

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