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Nampa (Idaho) Schools Allow Use of Volunteers as Subs

A school district in southwestern Idaho is allowing the use of community volunteers as substitute teachers to help offset a $2.8 million budget shortfall.

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Governor, Educators, Business Leaders Agree: Grow Iowa's Economy by Growing STEM Education

Growing Iowa’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics education will grow Iowa’s economy. That was the message at a STEM town hall meeting on the University of Northern Iowa campus Tuesday.

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Westerville (Ohio) Schools, Lawyer, Join Tax-Repeal Lawsuit

The group of residents trying to repeal a Westerville schools tax had hoped they could keep their Ohio Supreme Court case between just them and the Franklin County Board of Elections, which tossed the repeal from the ballot early this month, court records show.

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NJ Schools Prepare to Implement New Teacher Evaluations

New Jersey’s plans for having a statewide teacher evaluation system in place by 2013-2014 goes full throttle this year, with every school district in the state being required to start putting the key pieces in place.

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Schools Closed by Hurricane Isaac Begin to Reopen

Officials say nine schools within the St. John the Baptist Parish (La.) School District reopened Monday with at least a 92 percent student attendance rate. District-wide attendance increased to almost 95 percent by Tuesday.

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Mayor's Plan to Close Schools Fuels Chicago Union's Fears

Emanuel's administration would close 80 to 120 public schools and open many charter schools, sources say

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Debate on What Makes Teachers Good Is Cause of Chicago School Walkout

The first Chicago teacher strike in 25 years has both sides saying the fight is about assuring that classrooms are led by good educators. They just disagree sharply over how that should be done.

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After Middle School Gun Incident, Baltimore Officials Promise New Safety Measures

Police cars lined up along with school buses in front of Stemmers Run Middle School (Baltimore) on Wednesday morning, a day after an eighth-grader brought a loaded gun to the school. It was the second gun-related incident in Baltimore County schools in recent weeks

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Experts Say Society, Technology Affect How Conn. Students Learn

Students across Greater Danbury are more worldly, more widely traveled and more technologically comfortable than 15 or 20 years ago, local educators say. The same officials also suggest that many of these students are more academically competent than their peers from a generation ago.

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Another Day in the Park as Chicago Teachers Strike Enters 2nd Day

One after another, the parents dropped their children off Tuesday before rushing to work -- just as they would on any school day.

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