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Grant to fund research on Nebraska rural school safety

A nearly $646,000 federal grant will pay for research into how law enforcement works with rural schools across Nebraska on safety and emergency preparedness. The research will be led by the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, working with the…

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Cell Towers At Schools: Godsend Or God-Awful?

School districts — hard up for cash — are turning to an unlikely source of revenue: cell towers. The multistory metal giants are cropping up on school grounds in Chicago, Milpitas, Calif., Collier County, Fla. and many other places across…

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Tough exam puts NM school districts in funding bind

New Mexico students learning English as a second language are struggling to pass a tougher proficiency exam, which is creating budget challenges for districts, according to some administrators. WIDA, a Wisconsin-based company, recently revamped the scoring system for the ACCESS…

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Black families believe racial inequality growing in U.S. schools

Black families overwhelmingly believe that their schools are underfunded, and that racial inequality is growing, according to a poll conducted by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research firm. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, which is…

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Parents, students agree with no homework policy

Kids at summer. They're not thinking about school and homework, but Maddox Borer knows that will change in a month. "I spend an hour and half doing homework." And that's just during after care. The 10-year-old fifth-grader says he does…

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Waunakee teachers train in bioenergy

Four Waunakee Intermediate School teachers recently attended the Bioenergy Institute for Educators, a teacher workshop hosted by the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Energy Institute. The teachers were Amy Frank, Aimee Spahos, Stacey Starin, and Tammy Miller.…

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