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Technology in York County Schools Means No More ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’

We’re still a long way from flying school buses and holographic instructors, but more than ever, schools are tapping digital technology to upgrade the learning experience.

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Plainfield Police Seek to Keep Rifles in Safes in High Schools

Plainfield police would like to put some extra firepower in the village’s high schools.

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Oregon High Schools Show no Improvement in Preparing Students for College, ACT Results Say

Oregon high schools have made near-zero progress in getting more students to graduate with the skills they need to pass college classes, the ACT testing organization reported today. 

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Mo. Schools Urged to Boost Breakfast Participation

Education officials want more Missouri students to eat breakfast at school.

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Clovis Unified District Sued Over Abstinence-Only Sex Education

Central Valley teenager Taylor Ghimenti learned in her 9th grade sex education class that HIV-AIDS could be spread by kissing — a medically inaccurate statement.

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Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey

Ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day, a new survey found.

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Schools Stretch Dollar by Going Green

Plenty of Central Texas school districts are looking for new ways to stretch their education dollars, especially with a new school year starting next week. And some are going green to save.

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School Districts Vary on Social Media Use

In less than three years, the Basehor-Linwood school district’s Facebook page has amassed more than 1,000 “likes,” one for every two students in its buildings. But a few miles away, in Bonner Springs, there is no district Facebook page to be found.

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Indiana Schools Campaign to Save Public Education

Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door in an unusual marketing campaign aimed at persuading parents not to move their children to private schools as the nation’s largest voucher program doubles in size.

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Farmington School District’s iPad Policy Takes Shape

With more than 1,700 students scheduled to get at least part-time access to iPads when school starts Sept. 4, Farmington administrators are putting the finishing touches on the policy that will regulate how students will be expected to use and care for their new tablet computers.

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