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3 hrs ago | WWLP

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."

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Related Topix: Central Connecticut State University

8 hrs ago | 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.

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

11 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

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.

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15 hrs 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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Rialto, CA

WBOC-TV Salisbury

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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.

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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.

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Examiner.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Southern Vermont College

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Sunherald.com

Jackson schools face 200 teacher vacancies

Human Resources Director Carol Dorsey tells The Clarion-Ledger there are currently 218 open positions for certified teachers, guidance counselors and interventionists as of Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Kemper County, MS

The Leaf-Chronicle

Racist? 'Insensitive' T-shirt gets an F at College Board event

The College Board apologized for a "culturally and racially insensitive" T-shirt and some comments made at its Advanced Placement World History exam grading event last month.

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Related Topix: Chinese Communist Party, World News, China, University of Delaware

Ledger-Enquirer.com

AG: High school students can't pay for UW courses

Van Hollen said in the opinion released Thursday that state law requires the state Department of Public Instruction to determine who pays for the classes.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Governor Tom Corbett signs $27 billion budget after using line-item veto

A' Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto to strike $65 million from the General Assembly's own appropriation, urging a renewed effort to cut public-sector pensions for newly hired teachers and state workers.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, US News, Healthcare Law, Law

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Florida Teacher of the Year to be announced

Florida Teacher of the Year to be announced Two Tampa Bay area teachers are among the finalists.

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Related Topix: Flagler County, FL, Indian River County, FL

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Teacher accused of sex with her students

A teacher in the New Brighton Area School District is accused of having sex with students just days before graduation, according to a criminal complaint.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Modesto Bee

California teachers to attest to reporting abuse

The legislation, AB2560, by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, was drafted in response to troubling cases involving child abuse in California schools.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Concord, CA, Diablo, CA

KTEN-TV Denison

Man arrested in connection to deadly shooting

Now, re-testing is underway. GRAYSON COUNTY -- more than one hundred STAAR tests taken by Denison High School students were lost earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Grayson County, TX, Pottsboro, TX

WPXI

New Brighton Area substitute teacher accused of having sex with students

Officials said Leiseth was a substitute teacher for the New Brighton Area School District.

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Related Topix: New Brighton, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KMIZ

Park Hill district reports data security breach

The Park Hill School District says a data security breach might have compromised personal information of 10,210 current and former employees and students.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO

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