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From Kindergarten to a Master's Degree: Tule River ED Delivers

Believing that education is a lifelong process and not a destination, the Tule River Indian Tribe (Porterville, Calif.) is doing all it can to invest in its youth — the future leaders of their community.

Connecticut Town School Bus Drivers Mull Medical Training

Branford, CT school officials are asking its school bus contractor to see if drivers can be trained to use emergency equipment if a student is having an extreme allergic reaction.

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S.C. School District Leader Asks Absentee Students to Come Back

Forty volunteers, including the leader of an Orangeburg, S.C. school district, knocked on doors as they tried to get students who haven't gone to class this school year to return to their studies.

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Many Boards Let School Officers Control Access

School-board members in the region say they need to know what’s going on in their districts and whether they’re meeting residents’ expectations. Last week, the Olentangy Local School District (Ohio) board debated just how far board members can go to get that information. Can they call any administrator? Drop in on a school unannounced?

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School Bus Crashes as Driver Dies at Wheel

A school bus driver for the San Antonio Independent School District is dead and two students hospitalized with minor injuries after a bus crashed into another bus and then a fence in front of Wagner High School this morning.

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School Coaches Urged to Note Signs of Mental Distress in Athletes

A Niles West High School (Niles Township High School District 219, Skokie, Ill.) volleyball coach struggles with how to handle an issue that's not in the school handbook. The opposing squad had just lost a boy to suicide. How should his players acknowledge the death? Or would doing so just make things worse?

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High Schools Not Meeting STEM Demand

Computer scientists are in high demand, but only a fraction of U.S. offer advanced training on the subject—and that fraction is shrinking.

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Maine's First Charter School Opens

The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences at Good Will-Hinckley begins classes on Monday, making it the first charter school in the state’s history.

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Report on Texas School Cuts Informs Education Budget Debate

How Texas public schools coped with the $5.4 billion state budget cut in 2011 is sure to dominate the conversation at the Capitol about school funding in 2013.

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Shot in Pa.: "Won't Back Down" Film Posits Radical School Solution

One of the nation's biggest challenges in education is how to improve persistently low-achieving schools. The movie Won't Back Down - filmed in Pittsburgh and released Friday - gives one answer: Let parents and teachers take over the school if it is failing to educate students.

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