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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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Average Teacher Makes $44G While Their Top Union Bosses Pull in Nearly $500G

Teachers across the country face pay freezes and possible layoffs, but the heads of the two biggest teachers unions saw their pay jump 20 percent last year, to nearly half a million dollars apiece.

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Rhode Island Education Commissioner RIDE Names State’s Best & Worst Schools: Educator Leaders React

Education Commissioner Deborah Gist on Friday released reports cards for every school in the state, indentifying the schools by a set of six classifications, with the lowest-performing schools set for state intervention.

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Number of Single-sex Classrooms on the Rise in U.S. Schools

While coed classrooms are often seen as the norm in traditional American schools today, that may change in the not-too-distant future.

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NYC Retreats on School Closure Plan

After a six-month battle to purge teachers and administrators at 24 low-performing schools, the Bloomberg administration retreated Wednesday and said the schools should plan for the return of the same employees in the fall.

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