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2 hrs ago |

Gubernatorial candidates outline education plans

Parents who played with their children at Lippitt Memorial Park in Providence this week said they want the state to provide prekindergarten education because preschool is expensive and they are concerned with the quality of education in the public schools.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Providence, RI, Pawtucket, RI, Cranston, RI

6 hrs ago | KAUZ

OHP trooper investigated over 'adult' photographs

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who was disciplined following a highly publicized altercation with a paramedic in 2009 is now under investigation for allegedly showing an inappropriate photo to another trooper during a recent Cadet Lawman academy in Burns Flat.


Related Topix: Burns Flat, OK

11 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Students get tips at film camp in Dubuque

They look across the street at the Voices Gallery to come up with frames. They've been discussing what makes a good film, now they're putting what they've learned into practice at the Film Making and Video Production Camp.


15 hrs ago |

Va. program targets computer science education

Computer science makes up most of the "T" for technology in STEM education and has become a more desired skill in jobs across dozens of industries with higher starting salaries.


Related Topix: Computers, Hanover County, VA, Henrico County, VA

16 hrs ago | The Tribune

Foster children become focus of California schools

California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Family, Kids

16 hrs ago |

Foster children become focus of CA schools

California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special needs and holding educators accountable for results.


18 hrs ago | Goose Creek Gazette

After Common Core, school district must prepare for new standards

Berkeley County students and teachers will have less than a year to pivot away from Common Core's curriculum to a new state-developed standard's curriculum.


Related Topix: Berkeley County, SC

22 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Elk Grove students grateful for continued ag funds

As the State Fair began last week, 18 Elk Grove High School students showed off sheep and other animals they spent the past year raising in one of the area's largest agriculture education programs.


Related Topix: Elk Grove, CA, Agriculture, Science, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sat Jul 12, 2014

New law to help Illinois students with dyslexia

The measure signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday entitles dyslexic students to special education services.


Related Topix: Pat Quinn, US Governors


Michigan student won't be charged in Visine poisoning

No charges will be filed against a Michigan high school student who was accused of sickening a teacher by putting Visine eye solution in her coffee, a prosecutor said on Saturday.


Related Topix: Medicine, Visine, Tetrahydrozoline (generic), Fowlerville, MI, Livingston County, MI


Connecticut takes steps to change social studies

The state board of education approved a statement Wednesday guiding school districts on developing a social studies curriculum that prepares students to enter a "globally competitive workforce."


Related Topix: Central Connecticut State University

Northern Michigan News

Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.


Related Topix: Wake County, NC, Burke County, NC

Columbus school superintendent named

The school district, which serves more than 4,500 children, has been without a permanent superintendent since Martha Liddell was fired by the school board a year ago.


Fox News

Dog Senses Seizures Family, school district spar over child's service animal

Majesty, a two-year-old Golden retriever and service dog, is essential to 7-year-old Zachary Sorrells' life, accompanying the Arkansas boy with cerebral palsy and epilepsy at his public elementary school and preventing life-threatening seizures by signaling an alert in advance, his family says.


Related Topix: Ward, AR

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Daily Breeze

EXCLUSIVE: Holocaust denied by students in Rialto school assignment

Dozens of Rialto eighth-graders questioned whether the Holocaust occurred in essays written for an in-class assignment this spring.


Related Topix: Rialto, CA

WBOC-TV Salisbury


Maryland education officials say students' scores on a statewide reading and math test made an expected drop across the board as the state transitions to new national learning standards.


KLFY-TV Lafayette

Louisiana graduation rate edged up in 2013

Louisiana's Department of Education says the percentage of state high-school students graduating within four years has increased again.


Tiffany Leiseth: English teacher has sex with students, texts nude pics to them

Tiffany Leiseth is a 26-year-old English teacher in Pennsylvania who is facing sexual assault charges after allegedly having had sex with two 18-year-old high school seniors in her home while her husband was out of town.


KHOU-TV Houston

Doctor: Ex-Atlanta schools head can't endure trial

A doctor says Atlanta's former school superintendent can't endure a trial in the system's test cheating case due to her health.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine

The Bennington Banner

Lawler takes over Southwest Vt. Regional Technical School District

Lawler, who has applied for, but not yet received, a license to be a superintendent in the state of Vermont, will act as director with superintendent powers and responsibilities.


Related Topix: Vermont, Southern Vermont College