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Immersion Schools Get Strategic About Foreign Language Education

Language immersion schools in the U.S. have grown in numbers and scope in a relatively short period of time.

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Maine Laptop Choice Leaves Schools Relieved, Confused

School officials across Maine reacted with relief and confusion Monday to Gov. Paul LePage's decision to make Hewlett-Packard the preferred supplier of computers for the state's middle school laptop program.

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Server Crashes End School Testing Across Oklahoma

School testing came to a halt statewide early Monday because the CTB/McGraw-Hill testing company servers in New Jersey crashed around 9 a.m., state education officials said.

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Florida Schools Consider Shift in Elementary P.E. Schedules

More elementary schools in Pinellas County could be cutting back on physical education classes next school year to make sure students and teachers get more out of class time.

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Coffee Bistros Turning Up in Some Texas Schools

School officials say cafes create a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where students can study or work on group projects during school hours.

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Philly Schools Need $60M More From City

In the midst of a massive property-tax overhaul, Philadelphia school leaders want additional money to help plug a $304 million budget hole.

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N.Y.C. to Try Longer School Day in 20 Middle Schools

The school day is about to get longer for some New York City school kids — and we’re not talking a couple of minutes. It’s about to be two and a half hours longer.

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Portland Parents Vexed by Schedules

Franklin High parent Lisa Zuniga has a request for Portland Public Schools officials as they move through their budget and staffing process: Provide the number of teachers necessary to offer a full schedule for every student.

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More Colorado High Schools Cooking Up Recipe for Culinary Success

Students learn the basics of cooking and nutrition before moving on to more complex culinary feats and the management process of costing out meals, restaurant-style, to determine their price points.

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Fired Teacher Fights to Get Job at Catholic High School Back

A diocese in Ohio is under siege — receiving numerous threatening calls as well as heated online criticism — and a veteran teacher is out of a job because of publicly revealing a lesbian relationship in violation of the Catholic school’s morality code.

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