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Education, Health Spending Outgrowing GDP

Public expenditure on education at 19 percent and health at 17.5 percent grew faster than GDP which expanded at 15.3 percent during the period between 2003-04 and 2010-11, rating agency Crisil said in a note today.

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Fluctuation of School Enrollment Brings Headaches

At 7:30 a.m., the halls at Murrayville Elementary mimic a tiny city. Backpack-laden students flow in all directions, with teachers stationed along the way to direct and redirect as needed.

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Schools Will Use MCAS Data for Teacher Evaluations

Administrators have spent months understanding and planning for the state’s new teacher evaluation system that, for many districts, goes into effect this school year – and the Massachusetts Department of Education has matched those efforts with accompanying updated technology.

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Austintown School Board Hears Complaints on Speaking Policy

How the Austintown Board of Education conducts the public comment portion of its meetings has become a major point of contention over the past several months.

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School District Continues Search for Cheaper, Cleaner Energy for Buildings

The Stow-Munroe Falls School District is still looking for ways to save money by cutting costs with energy.

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Wyoming Moves Closer to School Rating System

Wyoming is moving closer to the state Legislature’s goal of holding schools accountable for student learning.

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NJ's Second Largest School District Says Parents Taking Pass on Free Student Breakfasts

Days after a report by a nonprofit cited Jersey City's school district as an "underachiever" for not serving free or reduced-price school breakfasts to 82 percent of its eligible students, district officials are placing the blame squarely on parents.

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Columbus Area Officials Say School Bus Laws Often Ignored by Impatient Motorists

The penalties for ignoring that small stop sign extended from a school bus have drastically increased in Nebraska, but local officials say drivers continue to ignore the safety measure.

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Student IDs That Track the Students

Anson Jones is the first school in San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District to roll out the new nametags, which are part of a pilot program intended to ensure that the district receives all of the state dollars to which it is entitled.

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US Immigration Program Causes Extra School Work in Yakima

The new federal immigration program that delays action against young people living in this country illegally has created a pile of work for the Yakima School District and other districts with a large number of immigrant children.

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