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3 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Contra Costa County: Poll workers needed for Nov. 4 election

Contra Costa County seeks poll workers, especially bilingual ones, in all areas of the county for the Nov. 4 general election.

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Related Topix: Contra Costa County, CA

7 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

Wells teacher quits; criminal count filed

A criminal case was opened Tuesday against a Bluffton High School teacher amid allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional

A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among school districts in wealthy and poor areas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Standardized Testing, Education

16 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

13-year-old drowns in Laredo lake

Authorities say the body of a 13-year-old boy who drowned while swimming in a Laredo lake has been found.

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Related Topix: Laredo, TX

20 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

A new policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics is on the side of groggy students falling asleep at their desks and their parents who are tired of nagging them to get out of bed in the morning.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY

23 hrs ago | Right Wing News

Texas school district arms teachers, posts signs warning visitors

Destined to become the safest schools in America, it's nice to see that this school district in Texas has taken common sense steps to keeping their kids safe.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Daily Journal

University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall.

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Related Topix: Kids, Reading, PA

Inside Bay Area

White House officials and Hispanic artists visit Concord elementary school

Although Meadow Homes Elementary is considered a low-performing campus in the Mt.

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Related Topix: Concord, CA

Press-Telegram

Fontana elementary school makes a contacta with International Space Station

FONTANA >> Seven students from Dorothy Grant Elementary School in rapid-fire succession Wednesday asked an International Space Station astronaut questions about shaving, where he gets oxygen and why he wanted to venture into space.

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Related Topix: Fontana, CA, Science / Technology, Space, Life, Hobbies, Ham Radio, NASA

Contra Costa Times

Newark teacher who wrote nasty, threatening tweets, given written reprimand

On her Twitter feed, a Newark Memorial High School teacher described in explicit terms her desires for her students.

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Related Topix: Newark, CA, Family, Kids

Press-Telegram

Teen accused of planning South Pasadena school shooting to remain in custody

PASADENA >> A 16-year-old South Pasadena High School student who was allegedly planning a school shooting with another student will remain in juvenile hall.

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Related Topix: South Pasadena, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Pasadena, CA

680News

Ontario students get mixed results in literacy, math tests

The agency that measures how Ontario students are doing in reading, writing and arithmetic is calling for "aggressive efforts" to turn around low scores in math.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science

Nor'Wester

Full-day kindergarten is coming

Education minister Darin King, along with senior representatives for the school districts and teachers in the province, say they expect to face challenges as they introduce full-day Kindergarten in Newfoundland and Labrador, but are on track to begin in September 2016.

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WGBH

The L.A. School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy exchanged multiple emails with executives at Pearson PLC about the potential for working together.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Pearson, Media, Gaming, PaulSon Gaming, Ipad, Science / Technology, Computers

KRNV-TV Reno

Washoe County offers school leader $25k settlement

The Washoe County School Board has voted to offer School Superintendent Pedro Martinez $25,000 to settle a lawsuit he filed in the wake of his sudden firing and subsequent rehiring last month.

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Related Topix: Washoe County, NV

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Education Week

Illinois high schools reworking exam schedules

High schools in the Chicago suburbs are moving up final exams to before winter break to increase efficiency for teachers and students.

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Related Topix: Elgin, IL, Carpentersville, IL

CBS Atlanta

Even normal-weight teens can have dangerous eating disorders

Young children grow much more slowly than other mammals because their developing brains require so much energy to prepare for the challenges of later life, a new study contends.

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Related Topix: Video Games, The, Deep Silver, WII, Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Family, Teenagers

The Miami Herald

'Bachelor' contestant returns to teach third grade

A Wilkes-Barre teacher who appeared in two reality TV dating shows during the last school year has returned to the district and is teaching third-graders.

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Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA

Cybercast News Service

Colorado's anti-pot 'lab rat' campaign hits snag

A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, "Don't Be a Lab Rat."

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Related Topix: Marijuana

NewsCenter 25

Saginaw teachers agree to pay cut to reduce costs

Teachers in Saginaw's public school district have agreed to take an additional 6 percent rollback in pay for the next two years.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Autos

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