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First Details of Proposed School Accountability System Revealed

Wisconsin could more aggressively intervene in the lowest-performing publicly funded schools under a proposed accountability system unveiled Monday.

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Texas School District Cancels Sports to Improve Academics and Stay Open

Across the nation, school districts continue to face tough decisions to close gaps in funding, with sports programs occasionally finding themselves in the crosshairs.

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Mandatory Elementary Recess in Plan for Chicago Public Schools

The Chicago Public School system for the first time has spelled out exactly what it wants the next school year’s longer day to look like.

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Florida School District Ranking Unveiled

In the best showing in South Florida, the Monroe County school district ranked eighth in the list of 67 school districts in a ranking released on Monday by the Florida Department of Education.

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N.Y. Education Commissioner Presses Mergers, Teacher Evaluations

New York's education commissioner says there will be more pressure on school districts to more seriously merge and consolidate services as the gap is expected to steadily grow between district expenses and revenues, especially as a new property tax cap law kicks in this year.

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Vt. School District Considering Laptops or iPads for Students

School officials in Vermont’s largest city are considering providing portable computers or iPads to all 1,900 middle and high school students in the Burlington district.

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Monroe Mich. Teachers Putting iPads to Use

Chessi Oetjens loves used her iPad in the classroom. It cuts down on paperwork. She can access her school computer from anywhere. The third grade teacher at Arborwood South also loves how the device excites her students.

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Today's High School Construction More Customized Than a Textbook

High school buildings these days just aren't what they used to be — and that's an intentional change by districts to benefit students, taxpayers and the environment.

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Teens Should Learn Personal Finance From Parents, Teachers

Most high school students don't spend their time fretting over mortgages, stock prices, or their 401(k) plans, but they are at an age when smaller financial responsibilities start creeping into their lives.

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Apple vs. the Textbook: Can Education go Paperless?

Apple announced that it was "reinventing the textbook" using the iPad, its iBooks bookstore and a new kind of book creation tool. But despite the tremendous success of the iPad in recent years, and despite the biggest partners in educational publishing, does the company have the ability to effect real change?

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