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Ore. Districts Not Taking Advantage of Energy Efficiency Programs

Auditors overseen by the Secretary of State’s office pored through 6,859 measures identified in school energy audits from 2002 to 2010, and found school districts often didn’t implement the most cost-saving recommendations.

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Economy Affects Some Districts' Summer School

When the Lindbergh Mo. School District starts summer school on June 11, there will be no elementary or middle school courses.

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Fla. Education Officials Unveil Website for Parents in Wake of Low FCAT Scores

The Department of Education rolled out a communications outreach program Monday to teach parents about its role in state education. It includes a new website, hotline, and online forums and blogs for parents.

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Ill. Education Chief Speaks Against Budget Cuts

Gov. Pat Quinn got it right when he spared the state's education budget from deep cuts, even as he embarked on pension reform and massive cuts to Medicaid, the state's education chief said Monday in Peoria.

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When it Comes to School Districts, Bigger Leads to Bigger Problems

Being a product of the public school system in Northern Ohio, my education came from a system that had less than 30,000 students and only one high school. It was governed by a Board of Education elected by the residents of our city and administrated by a superintendent hired by the board, all of whom were important parts of the community in which the students lived.

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Record Number of Calif. School Districts Face Bankruptcy

Pummeled by relentless budget cuts, a record number of California school districts are facing bankruptcy, state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday.

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Education Group: Schools Need 100 Mbps per 1,000 Broadband Users

U.S. schools will need broadband speeds of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff members by the 2014-15 school year in order to meet a growing demand for Web-based instruction and a skyrocketing number of student-owned Web devices, according to a report by a trade group representing state education agencies.

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$400 Million District Grant Contest Unveiled

Seeking to spur a bold rethinking of the American classroom, the Obama administration on Tuesday will propose divvying up $400 million among local school districts that devise new ways of reaching children, especially students from poor and rural families.

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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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