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10 min ago | SFGate

Oregon students face tough test this academic year

More than 500,000 students return to school in Oregon this week, and their parents will need to add a phrase to their own vocabulary - Smarter Balanced.

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3 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Levy failure puts PE on the bench in Lapwai

High school students in a north-central Idaho town will have to take gym classes through an online program this year after a school levy failed.

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Related Topix: Lapwai, ID

7 hrs ago | The Republic

Indiana students win prize for anti-bullying film

Batchelor Middle School students will travel to the Big Apple next week to be awarded first place in the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival.

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11 hrs ago | Philly.com

Palmer charter school ready to open, fight for its future

As an embattled city charter school prepares to welcome 1,350 students on Tuesday, founder Walter D. Palmer remains hopeful the school that bears his name will remain open past June.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Hite

15 hrs ago | Steuben Courier

Teachers With Class: Five Outstanding Educators

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, an estimated 3.7 million teachers work in American public and private schools.

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Related Topix: Canoga Park, CA, Escondido, CA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Mom mum, but Facebook on fire over injured kindergartner

These photos from the Justice for AvaLynn Facebook page show the little girl before and after the injuries she suffered Tuesday on the playground at Arlington Elementary School.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

WBTV

Study: Early school start times hinder students

As kids all across the country once again set their alarms for back-to-school wake-up calls, one group of doctors says if those students don't snooze, they could lose.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Standardized Testing, Education

The Florida Times-Union

Duval student arrests on decline; assault on teacher raises questions

Janie Rodgers thought she was being "called" to teach PE when that job opened at Ribault Middle School last February.

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Crescent-News.com

Orders coming to Ohio school district for cookie

A northeast Ohio school district that discontinued a popular cafeteria cookie under new federal nutritional guidelines says it's heard from plenty of people commenting on the decision or wanting to special-order the treat.

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Related Topix: Weird

Edmonton Journal

No-zeros teacher unfairly dismissed, Edmonton appeal decision says

Edmonton Public Schools shouldn't have suspended teacher Lynden Dorval for refusing to use behaviour codes instead of zeros to grade students' incomplete work, according to an appeal ruling Friday.

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Evening Sun

Protesters march to seek justice in Michael Brown shooting

For several hours Saturday, hundreds of people demanding justice in the shooting of Michael Brown stood in front of the Ferguson Police Department with yellow police tape separating them from several dozen police officers.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, St. Louis, MO

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Teacher Accused of 'Wanna Stab Some Kids' Tweet Back to School

A high school teacher in Newark, Calif. is back for the new school year despite allegedly posting a series of social media messages in which she vented this summer about wanting to stab her students, once complaining they "make my trigger finger itchy."

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Related Topix: Newark, CA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Yahoo!

Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum

Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-year-olds in one of Florida's largest school districts furrow their brows as they plot moves toward a checkmate.

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Related Topix: Games, Chess, Broward County, FL, Family, Kids, Sunrise, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

SFGate

Johnstown schools to provide free breakfast, lunch

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Indiana teachers face new standards, revised test

With the school year underway, Indiana's teachers are still scrambling to bring themselves and their students up to speed on the state's new education standards only months before students take a revamped, high-stakes exam assessing their grasp of the new curriculum.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence

WCTV Tallahassee

Free digital textbooks available on state website

Officials with the Georgia Department of Education are reminding teachers, parents and students that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks on the agency's website.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Common Core standards adopted by some states, rejected, repealed by others as debate continues

The state school board folded Common Core into the state's College and Career Ready Standards for public schools and has been defending the decision ever since.

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Related Topix: US News, Alabama, Country, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Jerry Brown, Jack Markell

Mercury-Register

Manufacturers talk jobs with Butte County educators

Weiss McNair director of operations Terry Allread, right, leads a tour for educators on Wednesday in the manufacturing plant in Chico.

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Related Topix: Butte County, CA, Chico, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

California to appeal teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES >> California Gov. Jerry Brown late Friday appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles County, CA

NJ.com

Phillipsburg school officials fired up over Greenwich's plans to seek cap on tuition costs

Superintendent George Chando said Monday that he still hadn't seen Greenwich's resolution but read a one and a half page written statement during the school board meeting in response to an article that appeared in Monday's Express-Times.

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Related Topix: Phillipsburg, NJ, Greenwich, NJ

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