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One a recent middle school walk-through, Steve Youngblood was astonished by what he found in the gymnasium. There wasn't a basketball game-or any other competition for that matter-in sight.

Up from the ground of a television landscape where it seems to be perpetually Easter-judging from the bright greens, yellows, and pastel colors-comes the Voice Trumpet announcing, "Time for Teletubbies! Time for Teletubbies!"

I'm a French teacher being forced to teach Spanish! The only good thing about teaching Spanish is Ricky Martin!" says Danielle Edwards, who has been with Edwards-Knox Central School District in upstate New York for 16 years. She's only half kidding.

A 3-year-old sat on the lap of his mother, who was visiting Richard Murphy Elementary School in Boston. Principal Mary Russo couldn't help watching the child, fascinated with how the boy kept peering to the ceiling.

Is there a way that separate can be even better than equal? A handful of schools nationwide are trying to prove the point that single gender education can do a better job educating both girls and boys

Mary Cullinane, who manages the K-12 computing segment at Microsoft, has a somewhat absurd analogy regarding the use of computer labs in K-12 education.

In these belt-tightening times, your peers share some of their more creative ideas for increasing revenue and cutting budgetary red tape

California Gov. Gray Davis is asking for a 1 percent budget increase for the state Department of Corrections. Meanwhile, he is mandating that the state cut $4.5 billion from its education budget, close to 11 percent of all its education K-12 spending.

Forget about debating what came first, the chicken or the egg. A new trend in science is to first examine exactly how that chicken crossed the road. In other words, physics-the exploration of energy and force-is now the first science course taught at some high schools.

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