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2 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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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16 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Colorado school districts have more financial issues, audit reports

Brown International Academy teacher Jenny Kaplan reads "First Grade, Here I Come!" to Gretchen Lindner, right, and Maya Cruz, and the rest of their first grade class as they gather for their morning circle time.

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Related Topix: Colorado

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Some school bus routes go unmanned in Boston

School officials in Boston say they can't guarantee transportation for all students a day after school buses didn't complete more than a dozen routes for morning pick-up.

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Daily Press & Argus

New laws require schools to have EpiPens to help kids with...

New laws require schools to have EpiPens to help kids with allergies New laws require schools to have EpiPens to help kids with allergies Check out this story on livingstondaily.com: http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/08/25/new-laws-require-schools-to-have-epipens-to-help-kids-with-allergies/14560533/ Michigan schools ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Epinephrine (generic), Epipen, Medicine

Philly.com

Lawyer says Pennsylvania school guard 'hero' fired for being too old

A 70-year-old security guard, wounded in April while helping subdue a student on a stabbing spree at Pennsylvania high school, was fired with no good reason just before the beginning of the new school year, his lawyer said on Monday.

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NewsOK.com

Deal looks to allow computing as core requirement

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas.

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Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Science, Computer Science, Computers

Whittier Daily News

Changes coming for California public schools: Thomas Elias

For many years, it was valid to urge that students take a good look around as they entered high school in the fall - because more than one-third of their opening-day classmates would probably drop out before Graduation Day four years later.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Opinion

WCNC-TV Charlotte

Docs urge delayed school start times for teens

Let them sleep in! That's the message from the nation's largest group of pediatricians who, in a new policy statement, say delaying the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later in middle and high schools is "an Docs urge delayed school start times for teens Let them sleep in! That's the message from the nation's largest group of pediatricians who, in a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, Pediatrics, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Teenagers, University of Minnesota

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Austin seeks crossing guards for area schools

Austin is soliciting help from area school districts to fill 50 crossing guard positions at some intersections that are unmanned as students return Monday.

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Journal Gazette

Summer vacation researching lakes

Steve Park, a seventh grade science teacher from Riverview Middle School in Huntington, spent a portion of his summer on an Environmental Protection Agency research vessel.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fort Wayne, IN, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

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