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Foxborough School District to Focus on Community Relations, Student Achievement in 2012-13

In advance of students returning to Foxborough Public Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the town’s School Committee reviewed and approved the district’s goals for the 2012-13 at Monday’s meeting.

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Bill to Overhaul California Teacher Evaluations Advances

In a showdown pitting unions against education reformers and school districts, a bill to overhaul teacher evaluations passed a major legislative hurdle late Wednesday when it was approved by the Senate Education Committee.

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Progress in Washington Schools, But Too Few Grads

Washington students are making steady progress on state tests, but too many – especially minority kids – are still failing to reach the big goal of graduating from high school on time, state education officials said Wednesday.

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Huntsville Voters Approve Renewal of Education Property Tax

Huntsville school officials are breathing a sigh of relief today after city voters overwhelmingly renewed a property tax that pays for school repairs and renovations.

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New Code Aims to Ease Suspensions of Students

New York City public-school students can no longer be suspended for one-time, low-level infractions, and the youngest pupils can be suspended only for 5 days for midlevel offenses, down from 10, according to new disciplinary rules posted by the Education Department this week.

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iPads a Valuable Investment for School District

As students head back to school this year in the Watertown-Mayer district, they’ll be toting a new gadget with them on the first day of school — and every day after that.

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Schools' Proposed Budget to Get More Revenue

Faced with leaking roofs over several schools, Marshall County's Budget Committee is recommending county commissioners add $300,000 to the school budget, although the Board of Education had sought much more.

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LA Unified School District Bans Foam Lunch Trays

The largest school district in California and the second largest in the nation, LAUSD, delivered a memorable civics lesson to the children of Thomas Starr King Middle School by granting the students' public request for a ban on food trays made of polystyrene (commonly referred to by the DOW Chemical patented name Styrofoam).

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Local News School District Receives Grant for After School Program

School districts are always looking for ways to raise money and in many cases receive grants. While applying for a grant can be challenging, the Madison School District has been awarded a $660,000 stipend to enhance its afterschool activities.

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County School's STEM Initiative Underway With 75 Students On Chattanooga State Campus

“Support our STEM Initiative” is the message that Tracey Carisch brought to the Brainerd/East Brainerd Chamber of Commerce meeting Tuesday morning. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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