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Science Educators Take on Climate Naysayers

A noted science education organization Monday announced a turn to battling climate science naysayers.

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Cal Grants Would be Harder to get Under Brown's Proposed Budget

Cal Grants, the state-funded financial aid for California higher education students, could become much harder to obtain for new students under restrictions proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown as part of his 2012-2013 budget.

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In the Future, Will We Need Teachers or Algorithms?

There are new key trends that I see emerging in education enabled by advancing technology: namely decentralization and gamification. By understanding these trends, it is much easier to imagine why we won’t need teachers or why we can free up today’s teachers to be mentors and coaches.

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Education Should Include Opportunities in Sports, Activities

Jocelyn Jordan commutes to Western High School to play for the girls’ basketball team because her school doesn’t have a squad. As Sun sports editor Ray Brewer reported, sometimes she makes it on time, sometimes she doesn’t.

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Ga. Budget Offers Schools End of Major New Cuts

Georgia schools would see a modest financial boost under a budget that Republican Gov. Nathan Deal proposed last week, though they would not recoup more than $1 billion in state funding lost over the past few years.

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Students Across Idaho May Not Have to Wait for Statewide Laptop Program to Get New Computers

Students may not have to wait for Idaho to roll out a statewide laptop program before they get their hands on a new computer.

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For School Districts, It's Never too Early to Recruit

Lagging state funding and declining births put more pressure on school officials to find ways to entice and retain students.

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Absenteeism Rife at Boston High Schools

More than a third of the students in Boston public high schools were chronically absent last year, even as the city undertook additional efforts to lure students to school, according to a Globe analysis. 

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Many States Don't Require Civil Rights Lessons in Schools, Study Says

As Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday passes, many American youth lack adequate knowledge of his role, and that of many others, in the civil rights movement.

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Fla. Drops From 5th to 11th in National Ed Ranking

After years of soaring toward the top, Florida fell from fifth to 11th in a nationwide education ranking, a drop driven largely by weaker student performance and spending cuts.

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