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DODEA Initiates Pilot Laptop Program for Students

The Defense Department school system is issuing laptops to students in select schools, hoping the pilot program will match the success of similar programs in state schools that have made steady gains in student achievement.

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Senior Scott Remer is Beachwood High School's First U.S. Presidential Scholar

Beachwood High School senior Scott Remer is excited about the possibility of meeting President Barack Obama when he is recognized as the first U.S. Presidential Scholar in BHS history June 16 in Washington, D.C.

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Curtailing a Service That Parents Depend On in NYC

Are Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City Council doing their traditional budget dance?

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Vermont Drops Waiver Request for No Child

Vermont has decided to drop its request to the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility in enacting key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law.

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Education Experts Disagree on Importance of School

When Greg Sumlin looks at the incoming kindergarten class at East Elementary School in Littleton, he sees a group of English learners who need immediate, intensive instruction — in small classes where teachers can give them individual attention.

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Superintendent Heath Morrison Presents Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Entry Plan

Saying his first mission will be to counter “perceived deafness and distrust” of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leadership, incoming Superintendent Heath Morrison Friday rolled out an entry plan that includes town hall meetings and school visits, along with a push to get digital technology into schools.

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Illinois House Panel Votes to Cut Education Funding by 4 Percent

State funding for schools would drop nearly 4 percent under a measure a House committee approved today.

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Making Schools Work

Amid the ceaseless and cacophonous debates about how to close the achievement gap, we’ve turned away from one tool that has been shown to work: school desegregation.

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Report: More Students Taking Math, Science

More high school students are enrolling in math and science classes and seeking online learning opportunities. Fewer want or are able to find jobs while in school.

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Alabama State School Chief Favors 180 Days, But Supports Local Decisions

State schools Superintendent Tommy Bice says he prefers that local superintendents keep their school year at 180 days, but he respects their right to make their own decisions on the matter, even if that means cutting days.

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