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Iowa City School District Following Precautions to Prevent Student Exposure to Landfill Smoke

The Iowa City (Iowa) School District is trying to work around the problem as the giant black plume of smoke still is lingering near some of its schools.

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Teen Pregnancy Rate In Mississippi The Worst In America, New Curriculum Aims To Fight Trend

With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling all-nighters for most of the semester to take care of her infant daughter.

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Mexican Epithet Banned by Calif. School District

Rolando Zaragoza, 21, was 15 years old when he came to the United States, enrolled in an Oxnard school and first heard the term "Oaxaquita." Little Oaxacan, it means, and it was not used kindly.

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Senate in N.C. Works to Revamp Education Policy

The North Carolina Senate is working on revamping public school policies ranging scrapping job-protecting tenure laws for teachers to protecting home-packed bagged lunches from child nutrition oversight.

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Sal Khan's 'Academy' Sparks a Tech Revolution in Education

Most people don't wake up in the morning thinking about how to best explain the financial collapse of the Thai baht in the 1990s. But most people aren't Sal Khan.

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Former NYC Schools Chief Rudy Crew on Track to Take Charge of Oregon Education from Preschool through College

Rudy Crew, the former head of schools in New York City, Miami, Sacramento and Tacoma, is Gov. John Kitzhaber's choice to become Oregon's first "chief education officer." 

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Waivers for 8 More States From ‘No Child Left Behind’

The Obama administration freed eight states from core provisions of the No Child Left Behind education law, bringing to 19 the number of states granted waivers this year, and officials said that even more states would soon qualify for them.

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Geography for a Flat World

Geography isn’t what it used to be. Nowadays, that subject is often buried—and therefore inadequately covered—in a social studies curriculum itself under siege because of the extended commitment in schools to reading and math.

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DODEA Initiates Pilot Laptop Program for Students

The Defense Department school system is issuing laptops to students in select schools, hoping the pilot program will match the success of similar programs in state schools that have made steady gains in student achievement.

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Senior Scott Remer is Beachwood High School's First U.S. Presidential Scholar

Beachwood High School senior Scott Remer is excited about the possibility of meeting President Barack Obama when he is recognized as the first U.S. Presidential Scholar in BHS history June 16 in Washington, D.C.

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