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The 2011 Readers' Choose Top 100 Products

The winners reflect how educators seek a variety of technological tools in tough economic times.

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Opinion: Where Do GOP Contenders Stand on STEM?

With the 2012 GOP race well underway, it's worth taking a look at each candidate's stances on STEM education.

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Lines Grow Long for Free School Meals, Thanks to Economy

Millions of American schoolchildren are receiving free or low-cost meals for the first time as their parents, many once solidly middle class, have lost jobs or homes during the economic crisis, qualifying their families for the decades-old safety-net program.

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Will.i.am Pushes Science Education During Rover Launch

NASA launched its new Mars rover, the Curiosity Rover, from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Nov. 26. During a NASA marketing event, The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am announced a launch of his own: a new initiative to get youth involved and interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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Michigan Education Elections to Coincide with November General Elections

Michigan's school board elections will be held in November of even-numbered years through legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

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Board Votes to Switch New Hartford NY Library to School District

The New Hartford (N.Y.) Library Board of Trustees took its first step Tuesday night toward a plan that would sever ties with the town. The board voted in favor of a resolution to change from a municipal public library to a school district library.

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Child Poverty Up in 96 of Top 100 School Districts Since 2007, Census Says

The child poverty rate rose during the recession in 1 of every 5 counties across the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday.

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Chicago Teachers Express Concern Over Evaluation

As Chicago Public Schools officials begin heated negotiations over teacher evaluations, a study that will be released by the district shows teachers strongly oppose tying student achievement to their own performance.

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La. State Ed. Board Head: White is 'Natural Choice' for Superintendent, no National Search Planned

The head of Louisiana's education board doesn't expect a long, national search for the next state superintendent, saying she's not even sure if the board will accept applications or instead just vote on John White, Gov. Bobby Jindal's choice for the job.

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