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Doing Apps and Start-Ups While Still in High School

Like many young entrepreneurs here in Silicon Valley, Matthew Slipper knows that success does not come easy. His first start-up, an online education venture, flopped. His second, a video-sharing app for the iPhone, has sold only 20 copies.

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Florida Education Head Tries to Calm Fears on FCAT Scores

The head of Florida's Department of Education is writing parents to tell them that they shouldn't be overly concerned about the results of the state-required exam that's supposed to measure year-to-year improvements of students, teachers and public schools.

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Teacher’s Wages Garnished as U.S. Goes After Loan Default

Lawyers drained Linda Brice’s bank account and seized a quarter of her take-home pay, or more than $900 a month. Brice, a first-grade teacher and Coast Guard veteran, begged for mercy, saying she couldn’t afford food, gas or utilities.

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Education Plan Earns All-American City Honors for S.A.

Local officials announced Monday that San Antonio has been recognized by the National Civic League for its “ambitious” plan to increase the number of local children who are reading at grade level by the third grade.

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Teachers' Union Calls For More Responsibility, Obama Support As Its Membership Declines

 After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself.

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Fla. Push for Digital Textbooks, Tests Has Schools Scrambling

Students at Lake Minneola High School spent the year reading from shiny, new iPads instead of textbooks, something many say helped them stay engaged with schoolwork.

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New Philly Schools Chief Inherits System in Crisis

When Philadelphia’s new schools superintendent begins his job here, he’s got his work cut out for him.

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Keys (Fla.) Schools Hire New Supt.-- But the Current One Says He Might Not Leave

The Florida Keys have a new schools superintendent. But the current one says he might not move aside by the Aug. 1 start date.

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5 More States Get Waivers From Education Law Rules

The Obama administration granted waivers to five more states seeking relief from key conditions of the No Child Left Behind education law. In exchange, the states agreed to enact new standards and evaluate schools and teachers based on students’ academic progress.

State officials and critics of the 2001 federal law have long complained that it was unreasonable and unrealistic in requiring every student to demonstrate proficiency in math and English by 2014.

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Boyertown (Penn.) School District Banking on Ads for Revenue

A year ago, Jim Bozzini came before the Boyertown (Penn.) School Board as a parent and taxpayer to suggest a new way for the cash-strapped district to raise money: advertisements.

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