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School Districts Brace for Pension Crisis

In five years, pension contributions for area school districts are projected to increase by $172.9 million.

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Vacaville (Calif.) Unified School District to Offer Transitional Kindergarten

With the state finally funding the program, transitional kindergarten classes will be offered in Vacaville (Calif.) Unified School District this coming school year, which begins Aug. 16.

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Back to School Already? Debate Continues Over Year-Round Benefits

Back to school time has arrived for those students on the year-round schedule, but the debate continues over whether learning improves with shorter, more frequent breaks.

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John Jay Guidance Director and DA Columnist Accepts New Job In Scarsdale

John Jay High School Director of Guidance Christopher Griffin is leaving his position after four years to become the assistant principal at Scarsdale High School, the Katonah Lewisboro School District announced Thursday.

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Scranton School District: Fear Bankruptcy as Pension Costs to Triple

In five years, pension contributions for area school districts are projected to increase by $172.9 million.

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Louisiana Schools Lack Technology to Advance

A survey of Louisiana schoolsshows most are lacking the technology and facilities needed to conduct on-line testing that's to be part of a new Common Core Curriculum to be implemented in the 2014-15 school year.

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In Houston Multiple Bond Measures Could Confuse Voters

Houston voters may face a dizzying array of decisions in November as the city, school district and community college system seek authority to borrow more than $2 billion for construction work.

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Commentary: Expressions of Patriotic Fervor Should Unite Us and Make Us Proud

When Principal Greta Hawkins, backed by the Department of Education, ordered that the song “Proud to be an American” be stricken from a kindergarten program, she sparked a debate about the efficacy of patriotic expression.

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Opinion: Education's Pendelum: Thinkers or Test Takers?

Rote learning can take a toll on building creativity in schools. The nations that can strike the right balance will gain a competitive edge.

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Cyberschools Multiply, But Scores Fall Short

During the 2008-09 school year, 370 students in Indiana were enrolled in K-12 schools that offered all or at least some of their classes over the Internet.

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