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Robots Duke It Out in Death Fight for Fun, Education

Robotics technology has come a long way since "Battlebots," a fact proven by a recent fight to the death between cyber-gladiators built by high school students.

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Berkeley Unified School District Begins Interviews for New Superintendent

The Berkeley Unified School District will begin interviewing applicants this week for the superintendent position that will be vacated by current District Superintendent Bill Huyett when he retires in June.

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How to Break Free of Our 19th-Century Factory-Model Education System

More than 150 years ago, Massachusetts became the first state to provide all of its citizens access to a free public education.

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Tuscaloosa City School Board Approves Evaluation Method

The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the final version of the method it will use to evaluate the Tuscaloosa City School System’s superintendent.

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Virginia Beach Schools Chief Receives Statewide Honor

Superintendent James Merrill has been named Virginia Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents.

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South Carolina Senate Panel Advances Private School Choice Bill

A bill giving tax breaks to parents who send their children to private school or educate them at home advanced Wednesday in the Senate, despite a panel’s 3-2 vote against it.

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It's Time For Technology To Disrupt Education

A few days ago, I attended Imagine K12‘s “demo day” where a group of startups in the education space pitched their companies to potential funders.

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Education and Public Health Research and Advocacy Organizations Present Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius with Recommendations to Close the Achievement Gap by Addressing School Health

Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and Trust for America's Health (TFAH) today released actionable policy recommendations focused on supporting schools in addressing health and wellness in order to improve student learning and achievement.

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In Connecticut Schools Deal Sets Overhaul

In a sweeping education deal with lawmakers and teacher unions here, Gov. Dannel Malloy gave ground on some of his farthest-reaching proposals but contended the compromise was still a historic overhaul of public-school policy in a state that has proved resistant to change.

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Getting Lessons on Water by Designing a Playground

The sixth graders at Stephen A. Halsey Junior High School 157 in Queens have a tough assignment before them: design a new playground that will transform a sea of black asphalt at their school into a recreational oasis — and, while they are at it, help clean up New York City’s waterways.

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