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1 hr ago | WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Judge upholds firing of elementary principal

A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by a former southwestern Indiana elementary school principal who was fired on grounds that he falsified student attendance records and didn't complete teacher evaluations.

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Related Topix: Pike County, IN, Otwell, IN

5 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press

Judge rejects suit by Pa. teacher fired over blogJudge rejects suit...

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former suburban Philadelphia teacher fired two years ago over a blog in which she called students "disengaged, lazy whiners."

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7 hrs ago | Easley Progress

Pickens County educator joins team to shape SC math standards

Janice Ward, the Coordinator of Secondary Education for the School District of Pickens County, was one of 19 educators selected by the South Carolina Department of Education to help write the new state math standards.

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Related Topix: Pickens County, SC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Science Daily

Teen insomnia linked with depression, anxiety

A study of high school students has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Health, Psychology, Science

Inside Bay Area

Oakland's American Indian Model Schools can stay open, judge rules

An Alameda County judge ruled that a high-performing Oakland charter school can stay open and that the school district erred in revoking its charter in 2013 after it alleged that founder Ben Chavis funneled $3.8 million to himself through school contracts.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Stickney, Corsica School Districts To Consolidate Jul. 30

Voters in Stickney and Corsica have overwhelmingly voted to consolidate their school districts.

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Related Topix: Stickney, SD, Corsica, SD

Myrtle Beach Online

John Green books come under parental fire again

First it was Florida, then Wisconsin. John Green's books - though not "The Fault in Our Stars," which became the summer movie - have come under fire from parents.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Waukesha, WI, Entertainment

Merced Sun-Star

Hattiesburg schools: Free meals to all students

The Hattiesburg American reports the district traditionally has had about 90 percent of its 4,600 students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch, if the parents of those children filled out the required paperwork.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Life, Nutrition, Food

Bradenton.com

No charges will be filed against Sugg Middle School coach accused of touching students

The State Attorney's Office will not file charges against a Sugg Middle School physical education coach after allegations that he inappropriately touched several female students.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bradenton, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Dick Gammick weighs in on Martinez's dismissal

The Washoe County School board is meeting today, but they won't be talking about the dismissal of former school superintendent Pedro Martinez.

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Related Topix: Washoe County, NV

Living in Rwanda

Pressured by a demanding labor market, more Rwandans head to university

Denys Migambiyabagabo, 27, always thought a high school certificate was all he needed to be a high school teacher until a district meeting he attended proved otherwise.

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Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, Africa, Paul Kagame

ABC News

Pesky Pig That Scared Kids on Maine Trail Captured

An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed.

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Related Topix: Weird

WMTV Madison

Some school districts sound off on future of Common Core

Wisconsin school districts have spoken out against Gov. Scott Walker's recent statement calling for a change in the state's curriculum standards.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government

Times Herald

Survey: 56% of parents grade tech at kid's school adequate

Two students attend a technology class at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 23, 2012.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, University of Southern California

Cybercast News Service

Parents Sue Georgia School System in Gym Mat Death

The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday.

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Related Topix: Lowndes County, GA, Valdosta, GA

KSWO

Texas school trustee penalized in cheerleader case

A Central Texas school board has ordered a trustee to attended professional conduct training after parents and teachers said he used his position to get his daughter onto a cheerleading team.

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KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Education Students In SD Get State Scholarship

Nineteen South Dakota college students who have committed to work in critical teaching areas after graduation have been awarded a state scholarship.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dennis Daugaard

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Three plead not guilty to theft from English program

A retired school district leader appeared in court for the first time Monday, since she and four others were indicted on charges of misusing public money.

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Journal Gazette

Indiana teachers worry about revamped ISTEP test

Some teachers and district administrators worry the exam that's still being revamped by a state contractor could negatively impact them and their students, since performance on the high-stakes test helps determine whether teachers get a raise and how schools are graded on an A-to-F rating system.

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

The Modesto Bee

Cleveland opens school focusing on digital arts

Their dedication inspired Dobrzynski, of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning in Cleveland, to consider how a curriculum that incorporates video production, game design and digital music recording might work in a school setting.

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Related Topix: Cleveland, OH, Family, Teenagers

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