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Education a new defining issue for 20116 GOP class

Raising U.S. educational expectations through national goals was a priority for Republican President George W. Bush. But many of his would-be successors in the GOP are calling for just the opposite of government-set rules, and it's splitting the party as…

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Video game ‘Minecraft’ finds a home in schools

Students in Northbrook Illinois’s Maple School, and around the world, have begun using the video game Minecraft in their education. Students use the open-ended game to build replicas of items and construct historic locations to complement their lessons. Former teacher…

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7 Chicago schools to get $100K technology grant

Seven Chicago schools will be awarded grants of up to $100,000 each Tuesday to explore how laptops, iPhones and iPads can help teachers move away from single lesson plans toward a more individualized approach to learning.

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Diversity low in educator courses at Mass. colleges

The lack of racial diversity among Massachusetts teachers — a growing concern across the state — can be traced to an insufficient number of people of color enrolling in educator programs at local colleges, according to a Globe review of…

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Mass. Gov. Patrick signs next steps in anti-bullying legislation

Governor Deval Patrick has signed H. 3909, “An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools.”  The legislation requires school districts, charter schools, approved private-day schools, residential schools and collaborative schools to develop bullying prevention plans that will ensure they remain safe…

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D.C. schools try to tackle truancy

Educators and administrators are examining ways to address truancy and persistent absenteeism. Last school year, about 15,000 D.C. Public Schools students — 32 percent of all students in pre-kindergarten through high school — missed more than 10 days of classes without…

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