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Shrewsbery Schools (Mass.) Launches iPad Training Program

The school district this week launched a pilot program giving 53 students at Sherwood Middle School new iPad tablets for learning in the classroom and at home.

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Detroit Schools Climb slightly in NAEP test scores

The Detroit Public Schools performance on a national academic test inched up this year, but the district continues to rank worst among large cities in reading and math, results released Wednesday show.

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National Charter School Enrollment Now Tops Two Million Students

Over 500 new public charter schools opened their doors in the 2011-12 school year, an estimated increase of 200,000 students.

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City Schools Gain in Reading, Math

Large urban school districts have made steady progress on national elementary school math and reading exams over the past nine years but continue to score far below national averages, according to federal data.

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SREB Report Urges W.Va. To Improve Middle Grade Education

A report released Wednesday by the Southern Regional Education Board urges West Virginia and other southern states to make immediate changes to improve student achievement in grades six through eight.

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Montana Won't Seek Waiver from Federal Education Rules

The state of Montana is not going to seek a waiver from parts of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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Rochester (N.Y.) Central School District to Deploy School Improvement Teams

The city school district is resurrecting an old idea to help solve its most challenging and persistent problem: student performance.

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Conn: Defining Education -- Does it include Early Education?

There's agreement that too few children in Connecticut have access to quality early education programs, but the Malloy administration and advocates are butting heads on how to get to a near-universal system.

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Florida: Scott Calls for More Education Spending, Less on Medicaid

Marking a clear shift in priorities, Gov. Rick Scott proposed a $66 billion budget that includes a large increase in education funding.

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At Top NYC Public Schools, the Arts Replace Recess

In the art room at P.S. 188 in Bayside, Queens, a group of 9-year-olds was busily putting the finishing touches on an enormous poster for the fourth-grade play. Its topic: saving the Earth.

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