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Jobs Vary by State, Showing Why Education Matters

Education is a good predictor of which areas continue to have high unemployment rates.

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Is the Internet Hurting Children?

Amid the buzz over the Facebook IPO, the ever-evolving theories about how Twitter is reshaping our communications and speculation about where the next social media-enabled protest or revolution will occur, there is an important question we've largely ignored.

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ACLU Says "Many" Same-Sex Classrooms in Florida May Be Illegal

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is targeting schools in Orange, Polk and Palm Beach counties, among others, for what it says are illegally discriminatory single-sex classrooms.

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Proposed Arizona Education Standards Aim for ‘Deeper Learning’

Arizona education officials are floating the first draft of a new set of science standards, and the public has until June 1 to comment.

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Minnesota Schools Are Poised to Get New Grades

Minnesota parents and educators will soon see the results of a whole new yardstick for measuring schools that gives state tests new meaning and the state's schools new labels.

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Wisconsin High School Science Teacher Gets Nobel Award of Her Own

Teachers can’t always be sure of the impact they have on students but Hudson High School science teacher Vickie McLaughlin got a pretty good indication from one of hers.

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Do Our Public Schools Threaten National Security?

In his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, Richard Hofstadter characterized writing on education in the United States as a literature of acid criticism and bitter complaint….

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Climate Education Graduates to the Next Level

Ninth grade science at the Academy for Career and College Education began the usual way last fall. Victoria Matthew's students learned the difference between biotic and abiotic characteristics, then progressed to the basics of scientific method. By Thanksgiving, they were ready for climate change.

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Peñasco N.M. School District Announces $200,000 Grant Award

The Peñasco Independent School District has announced the award of a $200,000 grant that will help the district prepare students for college and careers over the next three years.

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Report: Neb. School District Lobbying Increasing

Nebraska public schools spent more than $457,000 last year on lobbying legislators, an amount that has increased recently despite a law that bans the use of state money for district lobbying.

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