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House Education Panel Bans Nicotine Use in Schools

The Iowa House Education Committee has unanimously approved a bill banning the use of all nicotine products on school property, amid fears new smokeless and dissolvable tobacco products are easier for students to use. 

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Georgia’s Career Academies are Retooling High School Education for 21st Century

An innovative education model, the career academy aligns high school education with community economic development goals to better prepare students for the 21st-century workforce.

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Brown Sharply Differs from Obama on Education Policy

In his State of the State address, California Gov. Jerry Brown calls for limits on standardized tests and wants reduced roles for the U.S. and state in local schools.

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This is How Apple Changes Education, Forever

Apple’s plan to bring iPad textbooks to schools across America and around the world via iBooks 2 and iBooks Author is nothing short of a revolution. It could mean the end of giant, overused dog-eared volumes jammed into bulging backpacks balanced atop the over-burdened backs of America’s youth.

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Irondale High School to Get Visit from U.S. Education Secretary

Next year, students at Irondale High School will have more chances at earning free credit toward a two-year college degree as part of a program that has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's education chief.

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Apple’s Rumored Plan To Get Publishers and Students To Use Digital Textbooks

Could the days of used textbooks filled with misleading highlights be nearing an end?

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Jerry Brown Defends High Speed Rail, Wants Education Reform

Gov. Jerry Brown laid out his vision of California as a state on the financial mend as well as a "land of dreams" that can become the epicenter of renewable energy development while supporting the building of major projects, such as high-speed rail.

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Mexican American Studies: Bad Ban Or Bad Class?

In Arizona, the Tucson Unified School District governing board recently voted to suspend the controversial Mexican American studies program.

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U.S. Drafts Abdul-Jabbar for New Post

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s life has been a case study in the art of the possible, from his humble Harlem roots to N.B.A. fame and through his life after basketball as a historian and scholar. His next endeavor will draw on all of it.

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How Smarter Data Can Save U.S. Education

Collecting data on individual students over time may give educators the insight they need to fix America's schools.

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