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School stabbing suspect waives court appearance

A 16-year-old student charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his suburban Pittsburgh high school waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday. By waiving the hearing, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, Alex Hribal and…

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Schools get road map for improving discipline practices

A national report described as a first-of-its-kind road map for improving discipline practices in U.S. public schools was released Tuesday, with 60 recommendations intended to help schools reduce suspensions and create better learning conditions.

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Online classrooms resetting education

Lawmakers are singing the praises of new online courses that are reducing costs and freeing students from the constraints of the classroom. The increase in online courses has been particularly pronounced at colleges and universities, which are using new technology…

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to…

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Obama seeks legacy of Internet in every school

The Obama administration says it is on track to meet its goal of ensuring that every school has high-speed Internet within five years. President Obama unveiled the broadband initiative in 2013 and urged the independent Federal Communications Commission to expand…

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Has the world gone crazy over Common Core?

Not long ago, nearly every state and the District of Columbia had adopted Common Core, the tough new math and reading standards for elementary-through-high-school students that have been favored by the Obama administration. But in recent months, as more states…

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International Recognition for Hawaiian Language Preschools

The ʻAha Pūnana Leo’s Hawaiian language preschools have just been granted by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) the first ever accreditation of an early education program conducted through an endangered and indigenous language worldwide. A distinguished team…

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New petition planned for Oklahoma school shelters

It's been a little more than a year since seven children were killed when a massive tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, but their families are still no closer to the goal of placing storm shelters in every…

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Missouri teachers wary of concealed weapons in classrooms

A bill that would allow specially trained teachers to carry concealed weapons in the classroom is coming under fire from some Missouri teachers. Lawmakers in Jefferson City said the legislation would protect students from intruders and reduce the risk of…

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Field-testing of new Common Core exam complete in Louisiana

About 45,000 students have tried out a new set of state proficiency exams meant to replace two LEAP and iLEAP tests next year, the Louisiana Department of Education announced Sunday (June 1). The Common Core mathematics and English standards have been adopted…

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