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Multi-lingual School Helps Diverse Students Adapt

As a whole, Monroe County Community School Corp. has 744 language minority students, 336 of whom are limited English proficient students. University has one of the district's largest populations of international students.

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Scott Says Public, Private Schools Should Face Same Standards

On education, Gov. Rick Scott made it clear he supports the notion that all schools – public and private – funded by taxpayers should be held to similar standards.

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Novato School District Staffers Criticize Charter Proposal

A proposal for a new charter school in Novato is flawed in numerous areas including curriculum, budgeting and the likely makeup of the student body, school district staffers said Tuesday.

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West Michigan Lawmakers Backing Grand Rapids District Overhaul

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, and Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell Township, have written letters supporting the Grand Rapids superintendent and school board's planned major overhaul of the district to improve achievement and finances.

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Computers Arriving in Portland Schools in $2M Upgrade

In a $2 million technology upgrade, the Portland Public School District has purchased almost 1,000 Apple computers, most of them for elementary school teachers and students. Some computers have already been handed out, but others continue to be distributed this month, district officials said Wednesday.

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Kans. BOE Discusses Proficiency Standards

The Kansas State Board of Education heard testimony Tuesday on how the state determines whether students meet standards on state tests in subjects like math and reading.

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Facing Own Teacher Eval Deadline, Charter Schools Just Say No

At the same time as the State Education Department is publicly pressuring school districts to adopt new teacher evaluations by next month, it’s also quietly demanding that charter schools turn in their teachers’ ratings from last year.

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Mehlville BOE Votes to Give Kindergartners 'Gift of Time'

There has been a great deal of forward motion in the Mehlville School District over the last 18 months.

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Easton Area School District Cyber School to Launch in Jan.

Easton Area School District will join neighboring school districts by allowing students to take online courses next year.

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Budget Gives More for Utah Education, Especially Science

Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled a budget proposal Wednesday that he says will not only help more Utahns gain college degrees and certificates, but also avoid "degrees to nowhere" — and lead to high-paying jobs in science and technology.

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