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Confidence in US Public Schools at Record Low

A new poll says that confidence in U.S. public schools has dropped to the lowest level in nearly four decades.

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Notes From the Education Underground

The U.S. is stress-testing Herbert Stein's law like never before, but maybe the economist's famous dictum—trends that can't continue won't—is being vindicated in education.

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For Most U.S. High Schoolers, STEM Knowledge Is Only Skin Deep

American teens are adept at conducting scientific experiments, but only if they don't stray beyond the basics, according to assessment results released Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics.

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American Medical Association Wants Obesity Education Taught in Schools

The American Medical Association wants schools to include a yearly curriculum aimed at preventing obesity for public school kids and teens.

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Richmond (Va.) Schools Get Internet Upgrade Amid Budget Deficit

Richmond Public Schools announced a major technology upgrade today, one that will make internet access more readily available to every student. But some are asking, is this a wise investment considering the huge budget cuts the school board was forced to make last month?

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For Minn. Charters, Mixed Results at 20-year Mark

In Kitty Taylor's third-grade classroom at Hiawatha Leadership Academy, the pace is quick.

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S.D. Schools Expecting NCLB Waiver Soon

South Dakota education officials expect to get a waiver this month from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Law.

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Number of Miami-Dade Students 'Baker Acted' on the Rise

The number of Miami-Dade students taken by school police from campus for an involuntary psychiatric exam has almost exactly doubled in the past five years, according to the district’s records.

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Tests Show Students Struggle to Explain Scientific Answers

American children do much better identifying the correct answers to simple scientific tasks than using evidence from their experiments to explain those answers.

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With State Board Approval, Sweeping Changes in La. Ed Policy Roll Out

The state board of education gave its blessing to a wide ranging set of policy changes on Tuesday, signing off on a new formula for grading the quality of public schools as well as the details of how state officials plan to implement a landmark package of education bills that cleared the state Legislature with the backing of Gov. Bobby Jindal this spring.

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