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23 min ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Teacher Accused of 'Wanna Stab Some Kids' Tweet Back to School

A high school teacher in Newark, Calif. is back for the new school year despite allegedly posting a series of social media messages in which she vented this summer about wanting to stab her students, once complaining they "make my trigger finger itchy."

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Related Topix: Newark, CA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Yahoo!

Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum

Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-year-olds in one of Florida's largest school districts furrow their brows as they plot moves toward a checkmate.

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Related Topix: Games, Chess, Broward County, FL, Family, Kids, Sunrise, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL

SFGate

Johnstown schools to provide free breakfast, lunch

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Johnstown, PA

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Indiana teachers face new standards, revised test

With the school year underway, Indiana's teachers are still scrambling to bring themselves and their students up to speed on the state's new education standards only months before students take a revamped, high-stakes exam assessing their grasp of the new curriculum.

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

WCTV Tallahassee

Free digital textbooks available on state website

Officials with the Georgia Department of Education are reminding teachers, parents and students that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks on the agency's website.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Common Core standards adopted by some states, rejected, repealed by others as debate continues

The state school board folded Common Core into the state's College and Career Ready Standards for public schools and has been defending the decision ever since.

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Related Topix: US News, Alabama, Country, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Jerry Brown, Jack Markell

Mercury-Register

Manufacturers talk jobs with Butte County educators

Weiss McNair director of operations Terry Allread, right, leads a tour for educators on Wednesday in the manufacturing plant in Chico.

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Related Topix: Butte County, CA, Chico, CA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

California to appeal teacher tenure ruling

LOS ANGELES >> California Gov. Jerry Brown late Friday appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles County, CA

NJ.com

Phillipsburg school officials fired up over Greenwich's plans to seek cap on tuition costs

Superintendent George Chando said Monday that he still hadn't seen Greenwich's resolution but read a one and a half page written statement during the school board meeting in response to an article that appeared in Monday's Express-Times.

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Related Topix: Phillipsburg, NJ, Greenwich, NJ

Chicago Tribune

Arrest warrant issued for teacher accused of child sex assault: police

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Lake Forest man who is accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13, according to the Lake County Sheriff's department.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Teen with heart condition dies at Ala junior high

A school in Pell City is helping students cope with grief after one of their classmates collapsed in a classroom and died.

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Related Topix: Pell City, AL, St Clair County, AL

SFGate

Warm Springs pupils get new school building

New, beautiful schools tend to look a lot alike. There's the entrance with lots of windows, which invite not only light but also help enhance security.

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Related Topix: Warm Springs, OR, Madras, OR, Jefferson County, OR

The Day

Raising hands the first day of school in Groton

First graders in Paula McCoy's class scramble to see an insect on the floor while gathered in a circle on the floor learning about the personal tool boxes during the first day of school at the Dr. Charles Barnum Elementary School in Groton Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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