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Banks Ore. School District Has Chronic Problem With Students Skipping School

An alarming number of students in Banks School District are frequently skipping school days, according to a recent study surveying truancy in schools across Oregon.

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College vs. Career a False Choice for Students

In 2002, a handful of technology powerhouses — Apple, Microsoft, SAP — realized there was a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they would need to compete in typical 21st century communities and workplaces.

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Iowa Announces Hubs for Science/Technology Education Effort

The Branstad administration’s effort to increase interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math took a step forward this weekend, with the announcement of six “STEM hubs” spread out across the state.

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Compromise Reached on Conn. Education Bill

Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, said a compromise was reached on an education bill early Sunday and she expects to introduce the bill in the Senate Monday night.

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Bullied Gay Teen Brings Stun Gun to School, Faces Expulsion

An Indiana mother sent her gay son to school with a stun gun to protect him against bullies. The teen now faces expulsion, but the mother says she would do it again.

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Mount Baker Ill. School District Faces $1.95 Million Shortfall, Teacher Layoffs

The Mount Baker School District will cut programs and lay off employees to close a $1.95 million deficit in the 2012-13 budget.

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Shaquille O’Neal Earns PhD, Inspires NBA Fans to Achieve

Amidst all of the hoopla surrounding a busy sports weekend that included multiple NBA Playoff games, a Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto fight, and the Kentucky Derby, Shaquille O'Neal was handling his business - serious business. Doctoral business.

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An Apple for the iPad? Technology & Education Start-Ups

Transformational is how some describe edX, an online education platform that will make Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) courses available to everyone. Inevitable is probably a better term. As textbooks go digital, more testing is conducted on-line and mobile applications democratize education tools, education start-ups are on the rise.

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Move to Outsource Teacher Licensing Process Draws Protest

The idea that a handful of college instructors and student teachers in the school of education at the University of Massachusetts could slow the corporatization of public education in America is both quaint and ridiculous.

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High Schools: Leveling Playing Field Won't Be Easy

Anyone in a hurry might want to avoid the phrase competitive balance around a high-school coach or administrator. The mere mention probably would launch a long discussion about everything that’s wrong with athletics today.

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