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Many Mass. companies can’t find skilled workers

A Massachusetts business group called for changes in the state’s education system in light of a report released Monday that shows more than two-thirds of the state’s employers report difficulty hiring appropriately skilled employees.

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Later High School Start Times a Challenge for Districts

It’s no surprise to parents that most teens do not get enough sleep and often start first period cranky.   The start time of many high schools in the U.S. does not help. Many teens start learning before daylight breaks – about 40…

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De Blasio says pre-K expansion will curb student suicides

Suicide prevention starts in preschool . . . or so says Dr. de Blasio. The mayor on Sunday called the suicide epidemic sweeping city schoolkids “troubling” — and then said he believes his proposed pre-K program could help curb the trend.

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House panel hears breakdown on educational costs

The Legislative Finance Division told the House Finance Committee on Monday that Alaska will spend $1.4 billion on education this fiscal year, and if current spending levels continue, two major reserve funds will be depleted within a decade.

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School bullying scores raise questions of effectiveness

Schools across New Jersey this week posted self-assessed anti-bullying scores designed to evaluate their participation in the battle against bullying. The scores, which ranged from a low of 46 in Camden schools to a near perfect 73 in the Medford School…

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