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NY Says Latest Buffalo Teacher Evaluation Plan OK

New York Education Commissioner John King says he's ready to restore federal funding to six low-performing schools in Buffalo.

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Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era

In the 1990s, the term “digital divide” emerged to describe technology’s haves and have-nots. It inspired many efforts to get the latest computing tools into the hands of all Americans, particularly low-income families.

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Michigan Public Schools To Take Common Education Approach

A coalition of business leaders says Michigan’s economic future depends on preschool accessibility for children at risk.

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National and Local education Leaders Discuss School Reform at New Haven Roundtable

National and local education leaders sat around a table Tuesday at the district’s first turnaround school, Brennan-Rogers, and shared ideas about elevating the teaching profession as it relates to education reform.

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Easton Area (Penn.) School District Offering Retirement Incentives

The Easton Area (Penn.) School District is offering some of its longtime employees $5,000 if they submit notice by Friday to resign or retire, a move school officials say could offset teacher layoffs.

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Iowa City School District Following Precautions to Prevent Student Exposure to Landfill Smoke

The Iowa City (Iowa) School District is trying to work around the problem as the giant black plume of smoke still is lingering near some of its schools.

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Teen Pregnancy Rate In Mississippi The Worst In America, New Curriculum Aims To Fight Trend

With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell that high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling all-nighters for most of the semester to take care of her infant daughter.

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Mexican Epithet Banned by Calif. School District

Rolando Zaragoza, 21, was 15 years old when he came to the United States, enrolled in an Oxnard school and first heard the term "Oaxaquita." Little Oaxacan, it means, and it was not used kindly.

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Senate in N.C. Works to Revamp Education Policy

The North Carolina Senate is working on revamping public school policies ranging scrapping job-protecting tenure laws for teachers to protecting home-packed bagged lunches from child nutrition oversight.

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Sal Khan's 'Academy' Sparks a Tech Revolution in Education

Most people don't wake up in the morning thinking about how to best explain the financial collapse of the Thai baht in the 1990s. But most people aren't Sal Khan.

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