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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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Enrollment in Online Ohio Schools Surpasses 30,000

Enrollment in online schools in Ohio has passed 30,000, more than 12 times the number in 2000 when the first "virtual" school opened in the state.

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Wis. Schools' Move Toward iPads Means May Come with Increased Repairs

If Wausau School District’s first-year iPad experience is anything like Marathon Venture Academy’s was last school year, educators can expect about 1 in 5 of the devices to break.

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Getting a Handle on Discipline in Lafayette (La.) Schools

The situation in Lafayette Parish schools isn't as bad as officials had initially reported — depending to which numbers you go by.

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Pennsylvania Must Pull Parent Trigger Law

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that “unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”

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