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Topeka Area Schools Insist Science Still a Priority

Pressure to meet mathematics and reading targets was so high in recent years that some Kansas elementary schools sacrificed science lessons to focus on those subjects, a survey found.

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New Career Programs Presented to School Board

Thursday’s Calvert County Board of Education meeting featured two presentations on programs the school system is implementing to focus on student career readiness.

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School Board to Tfrom Budget due to Revenue, Enrollment Overestimates

Revenue overestimates and fewer students than anticipated are necessitating a budget adjustment in the Columbia School District.

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Hudson School District to Meet with Public to Find Space Solutions

The Hudson School District is asking residents to help generate ideas for long-range space solutions for its middle school and high school.

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State Board Assails Georgia Cyber Academy

State Board of Education members blasted Georgia Cyber Academy officials Tuesday, saying the online school is failing to meet the needs of its special education students.

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Uprooted in Storm, Students Endure Trek to Class

Life for the students of Rockaway Park — among the 33 schools that remain severely damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy — has been upended. Many have been scattered across New York City, with relatives or in shelters.

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PE Programs Stalled By State Loopholes

A report by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Heart Association has found that while nearly 75 percent of states require physical education in elementary through high school, over half of states permit students to substitute other activities for their required physical education credit, or otherwise fail to mandate a specific amount of instructional time.

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N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books

E-books are now selling more copies than hardbound, print books, and the average public library e-book collection has expanded by 55 percent in 2010 and 75 percent in 2011.

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Debate On Overhauling Boston Schools’ Assignment System Continues

The intense conversation continues about proposed student assignment plans for the Boston Public Schools.

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Las Vegas-Area Schools Will Use $3 Million Federal Grant to Boost Math, Science

Six local schools will be splitting a $3 million federal grant to start high-tech science, engineering and math programs intended to increase student interest in these fields.

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