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Khan Academy President: K12 Not Focused on 'Unleashing Students' True Potential'

Improving education is no easy task, but Shantanu Sinah said administrators would be wise to consider one piece of advice: let students move at their own paces.

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Lexington (Mass.) Schools Deny Locking Child in Alleged Closet

A father’s account, published over the weekend, of how his daughter was repeatedly locked in a “closet” as a Lexington kindergartner in 2006 prompted a rebuttal Monday from the town’s school superintendent, leaving conflicting accounts of exactly what happened to her six years ago.

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Florida Gov. Tours Schools, Mines for Ed Ideas

Gov. Rick Scott met with elementary school teachers and parents as part of a listening tour that could be as much an opportunity to hear ideas for future school policies as it is to repair his image on education as he heads toward a re-election campaign.

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Indiana Schools, Families Struggle with Tech Costs

Local school districts that want to use online courses and computers instead of paper for assignments have a problem: The number of families who can't afford laptops and tablets is rising.

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374 Texas Districts Must Pay Out to Poorer Schools

Texas has added 23 school districts to a now-record list of those required to give some of what they raise in local tax revenue to the state for distribution to poorer schools.

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New Report Shows U.S. Lagging on Education Indicators

A new report shows that Americans are lagging behind their peers in education, but are still reaping big benefits from their diplomas.

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New Middle School to be Completed Under Budget

The new Sherwood Middle School is anticipated to be completed under budget and “fully wired for smart technology,” according to the Board of Selectmen.

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SC Districts Applying for Federal Education Grants

A dozen South Carolina school districts have told the U.S. Department of Education they plan to apply for a piece of $400 million in grants to be doled out nationwide.

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Student Access to Internet, Devices Under Debate

One school board member is proposing increased access to the Internet and mobile devices for students in Howard County schools.

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More Private Schools Fall Below Threshold for Immunizations

Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among these students.

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