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TIGERS program pairs students with teacher mentors

Sudlow Intermediate School special education teacher Tera Stopoulos said it's a funny story of how she met 13-year-old Avery Aldershof. Stopoulos was monitoring the cafeteria one morning when Avery broke a rule that got him into some trouble. The incident didn’t seem…

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How much teachers get paid — state by state

How much do teachers across the United States get paid? Here is data, state by state, collected from the National Center for Education Statistics by Jon Boeckenstedt, associate vice president at DePaul University in Chicago. The data are for 2013 and represent…

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School security worries prompt Pa. report

For the first time, Pennsylvania State Police have released a school safety report aimed at helping K-12 public and private schools strengthen security. The recommendations are built on the experience of the state police's risk and vulnerability assessment team, which has…

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Should Michigan hold back 3rd-graders who can’t read well?

If Michigan lawmakers follow Florida’s lead by holding back third-graders with poor reading skills, the state would join a fast-growing movement across the country. But can Michigan replicate Florida, where the 10-year-old policy has resulted in short-term gains?

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Can a computer accurately grade an essay test? Kaggle.com says yes.

Arlington Public Schools recently partnered with kaggle.com, an online platform that hosts predictive-modeling contests to help find new solutions to reduce the dropout rate. The same San Francisco start-up tackled another tough education question last year: Can computers grade essay tests?

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Teachers, parents struggle with new standards

In Kelly Thompson’s household, extracurricular activities are history. There’s no time for music lessons and after-school sports, no matter how much her two children enjoyed them. Not with the multiple tests her fourth-grader and sixth-grader take each week on top of…

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Superintendent cyber bullied to cancel school

The Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools says he was cyber bullied by students on Twitter. Superintendent Joshua P. Starr says students wrote threatening, offensive tweets to him about canceling the Maryland school due to bad weather.

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Arlington Schools tap big data to reduce dropout rate

The Arlington County public school district is inviting number crunchers from Sterling, Silicon Valley and even Singapore to help solve one of the most vexing problems in public education: how to keep children from dropping out of school.

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