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1 hr ago | TheIndyChannel

Complaint ends teacher prayer in Ind. district

A western Indiana school district is telling teachers and other employees they can't lead prayers during school-sponsored event.

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Related Topix: Vigo County, IN

5 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

3 NYC students get recording contract approval

Three middle school students in a heavy metal band have gotten permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multi-year recording contract with Sony.

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7 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

4 year plan will give DeSoto Co. students laptops

The program, dubbed the One-to-One Technology Initiative, will provided MacBook Air computers for all certified staff members at each of the countywide district's eight high schools.

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Related Topix: Computers, Bradenton, FL

8 hrs ago | Journalgazette.net

SACS to allow Internet schooling

The school board approved the eLearning flex days Tuesday, with Superintendent Phillip Downs saying he is extremely excited about the innovative program, calling it 'the best kind of professional development you can have.'

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Related Topix: Indiana, Computers

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WALA

Ala principal, counselor arrested

TV reports that Council Middle School principal Melanie Fernanda McKinney and counselor Corey Matthews both surrendered at the Tallapoosa County jail.

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Related Topix: Tallapoosa County, AL, Dadeville, AL

Portland Tribune

MHS track coach arrested on sex abuse charges involving student athlete

Madras High School's head track and field coach, Melissa Marie Bowerman, 43, was arrested Monday on allegations of sexual abuse of a 17-year-old boy on the track team.

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Related Topix: Fossil, OR, Prison, Jefferson County, OR

The Bennington Banner

Towns struggle with debate over immigrant services

The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that's thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Chelsea (Boston, MA), Massachusetts, Kids, Family

WFMZ

Wilson Area School District hires new teachers, staff member

Despite continuing cuts to public education throughout the state, the Wilson Area School District has added a number of new staff to its rolls for the 2014-15 academic year.

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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Sewol case: Fugitive billionaire's body found

The Sewol ferry disaster appears to have taken another life -- this time of the man whom some blamed for the sinking.

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WTNH

New London puts off vote on school superintendent

New London's Board of Education has postponed a planned vote to approve the contract for its new superintendent of schools.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

LongmontFYI

Lyons wants to honor flood victim Gerald Boland, but school name won't change

The entrance to Lyons Elementary School is seen Monday. Members of the town of Lyons and the St. Vrain Valley School Board rejected an online petition to rename Lyons Elementary School for longtime teacher Gerald Boland, who died in the flood of 2013.

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Related Topix: Lyons, CO, Longmont, CO

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC News

President Obama Reveals His Top 5 Secrets to Success

Speaking at an event today promoting My Brother's Keeper , an initiative designed to help at-risk youth navigate tough school districts, a particularly earnest President Obama reflected on the principles that got him all the way to the White House.

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CBS Local

California Law Restricts Full-Contact Youth Football Practices

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he has signed a bill limiting full-contact football practices at middle and high schools in response to concerns about concussions, even as many teams already comply with the rules.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rancho Cordova, CA

KXII-TV Sherman

With Common Core repealed, some districts scramble

With the Legislature's repeal of Common Core upheld by Oklahoma's highest court, education leaders say the effect on the more than 500 school districts across the state will vary as administrators scramble to adjust.

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Myrtle Beach Online

Better-educated public school kids for a price

Some school districts have more money to spend than others. Wealthy parents can sign up their children for private tutoring.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Entertainment

The Macon Telegraph

No cigarette tax for schools? Try recycling drink pouches

With all the alarming news about the Philadelphia School District finances and whether the Pennsylvania legislature will or won't institute a cigarette tax to bolster funds, there's one lovely little ray of good news: The kids at the Shawmont School have earned more than $2,000 by collecting drink pouches and sending them to TerraCycle, the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ

News Observer

EXCHANGE: DeKalb schools warn about texting

"Everyone at some point in their life texts and drives," Alvarez said. "I've never seen my friends text while driving, but I know they do it because everyone does."

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Related Topix: DeKalb, IL, Family, Teenagers

Journalgazette.net

Ellspermann honors 'TXT L8Ra contest winners

Students from across the state submitted tweets, photos and other items urging their peers not to text while on the road.

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The Fresno Bee

Oxford School District goes high tech

The district is requiring parents and students to attend a special computer orientation class before the start of the school year.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Los Gatos Weekly-Times

Santa Clara County hires new schools chief for $295,000

The Santa Clara County Board of Education officially hired its new superintendent, Jon Gundry from Southern California, who will begin work Aug. 1. He will earn a base salary of $295,000.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Angeles County, CA

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