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School discipline policies pose challenges

A lot is riding on the success of the restorative discipline pilot program at White Middle School in the North East Independent School District. With much attention focused on the effectiveness of zero-tolerance discipline policies and the alarming number of…

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Hawaii DOE Proposes Cutting $9.2M from Special Education

Hawaii Department of Education officials told school board members Tuesday that they want to cut $9.15 million from the roughly $326 million in general-fund special education spending because of a likely reduction in state tax revenues. The proposed cut represents…

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Apple to provide Pa. educational program

Gov. Corbett announced Tuesday that Apple Inc. would provide a free online educational resource through iTunes that features courses and other programs, such as algebra 1, biology, and English language arts, the core-curriculum subjects that students must pass in order…

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Does the Common Core Have a Branding Problem?

The Common Core State Standards, a set of educational guidelines that were initially adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia to improve the college and career readiness of high school graduates, have become increasingly controversial. A new poll by Education Next,…

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New laws: Teachers do not have to disclose guns

Stop. Drop your weapon. Don't shoot." Kasey Hansen yelled as she pointed her loaded handgun at a target's chest at a shooting range outside Salt Lake City."I want to protect my students," said Hansen, a special needs teacher in Utah.…

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Teachers Spend Their Own Money on Back to School Supplies

According to a recent survey on teachers’ spending behavior, SheerID – the leading teacher verification provider – and Agile Education Marketing identified that teacher spending is up year-over-year going into the 2014 back-to-school season. Their study also identified that in…

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New Grant Contest to Boost Federal Pre-K Aid

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia, which have already won federal grants to bolster their early-learning systems—or have robust early-childhood programs in place—could tap into even more money to improve preschool programs, under a new competition announced by the…

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Healthy school lunches face tough taste test

Students in Gainesville, Georgia, are likely eating a better lunch than you today. On the menu in their cafeterias? Chicken salad on a bed of spinach with strawberries and Mandarin oranges. Boneless wings. Brunch for lunch.

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U.S. Enrollment Hits Majority-Minority Milestone

America's public schools are on the cusp of a new demographic era. This fall, for the first time, the overall number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 classrooms is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic whites.

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