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What Can U.S. Schools Learn from Foreign Counterparts?

If the results of the most recent international achievement tests were graded on a curve, U.S. students probably would rank somewhere in the B range. They placed 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in mathematics among 70 countries whose 15-year-olds participated in the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing, the latest figures available.

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New Oregon Education Legislation Focuses on Improving Early Childhood Services

The education goal set by the Oregon legislature in 2011 is clear.

But the way the goal is to be reached is still cloudy and will come into sharper focus during this year's legislative session, which begins today.

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Durham School Board Fights New Charter

Durham, North Carolina leaders are taking a stand against a new charter high school planned for the Research Triangle Park area, saying it will siphon money from traditional public schools and lead to further racial segregation.

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Education 2.0: Can Digital Learning Day Begin a Classroom Revolution?

With iPads making their way into kindergarten classrooms from Maine to Tennessee, it may seem like a given that American education is embracing technology for the rising generation.

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No Chalk Needed: Schools Use Interactive White Boards

From playing math games to editing writing assignments, interactive white boards are engaging students in their work at Spring Street School in Massachusetts.

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Group Seeks Public Input on Idea for Charter School

A group of New Jersey residents are in the early stages of gauging the public’s opinion about the idea of founding a charter school in Freehold Borough.

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Murdoch Taps N.Y.C. Education Official as Chief of Staff

The director of communications for the New York City Department of Education has been tapped by News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch as the media mogul's chief of staff.

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High School Athletes Learn Life-Saving Skills in Program

Tommy Mallon brought a crowd with him on his most recent trip back to his alma mater, Santa Fe Christian High School here.

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Ohio Wants More Kids in Food Program

Ohio education and food program officials want to increase the number of children in low-income areas who participate in a program that offers them free breakfasts or lunches during the summer, when they're not getting meals at school.

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House Bill Would Put K12 Education Funding Above All Obligations

As Mid-Columbia school districts wait to see if voters will renew their operations levies, state lawmakers are looking at a bill that would prioritize K-12 education funding above all other state obligations.

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