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2 hrs ago | WRDW-TV Augusta

Georgia releases student growth tool

Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories.

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7 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Students to see changes on their plates this fall

"These are being implemented as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010," said Lynne Rogers, director of food service for the Tupelo Public School District.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Fruits, Food, Recipes, Breakfast, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

11 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Sadie Silver: School principal arrested for smuggling drugs to son in prison

Sadie Silver, a principal at a New York City school was arrested on Friday for trying to smuggle drugs inside a New York state correctional facility, according to CBS News.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, State Prisons, Coxsackie Correctional Facility, New York Daily News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bay View

RFID Chips to be Used on Chattooga County Buses to Track Students

Chattooga, Georgia The Chattooga County School District has signed a five-year contract to use StudentConnect , a product that lets school districts and parents track students using ID cards that contain radio frequency identification device chips.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, RFID News, Chattooga County, GA

Education Week

Washoe schools superintendent fired unexpectedly

The Washoe County School District has fired Superintendent Pedro Martinez with little explanation - and much to the surprise of Reno city officials who embraced his hiring two years ago.

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Related Topix: Reno, NV

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Rialto Unified: In wake of Holocaust assignment, Jewish leaders to...

RIALTO >> In the wake of a school assignment that asked middle school students to argue for or against the existence of the Holocaust that caused international outrage, Rialto Unified officials and Southern California Jewish leaders will meet next week to work out a plan on how to repair the damage done.

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Related Topix: Rialto, CA, August, CA

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

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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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

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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