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  1. Federal Way's Warrior 1000 Fun Run/Walk happens May 29Read the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | Federal Way Mirror

    The Sacajawea Middle School's third annual Warrior 1000 Fun Run/Walk is a fundraiser for school "extras," such as sports equipment, uniforms, music contest fees and educational field trips. The school's associated student body officers have developed a budget to fund all club, music and sporting requests, benefiting students all over campus, because of the success of past Warrior 1000 fundraiser events, according to the Federal Way school district.


  2. Yearbooks Recalled Over Mean QuotesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | NBC Washington

    W.T. White High School is recalling its yearbooks after they were printed with mean quotes beneath some students' photos. Dallas' W.T. White High School is recalling hundreds of yearbooks after someone removed the personal quotes beneath the photos of some seniors and replaced them with insulting remarks.


  3. Tops, Leap, Grad Act and Louisiana budget woesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago |

    Louisiana faces a serious problem as it relates to Higher Education. Over the past few years Governor Jindal has seen fit to cut $700 million from public education then shift the financial burden to students through increases in tuition and fees.


  4. Executive function not a panacea for education illsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago |

    Curriculums based around improving executive function have been deployed in some of the country's top schools to make their top students even better. And it's been rolled out in poor schools to help close the yawning achievement gap between underprivileged students and their well-to-do peers.


  5. EvoText Client Wins Prestigious Education CODiERead the original story

    15 min ago | Business Wire

    EvoText designed and developed the SpringBoard interactive digital platform with the College Board. Click to Tweet .


  6. Effingham Sheriff: Deputies squelch Effingham High senior pranksRead the original story

    19 min ago | SavannahNow

    April 22: A deputy stopped a vehicle for going 55 mph in the 35 mph school zone at South Effingham middle and high schools. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana and speeding.


  7. Three women honored with Silver Plate AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | Central Kitsap Reporter

    They have all given hours and hours to help others. They all consider volunteering something that's an important part of their lives.


  8. A Desk That Can Take A Ton Of Earthquake RubbleRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | KWBU-TV Waco

    At 57 pounds, the desk in question is light enough for two students to carry and move around the classroom. At $70, it's affordable enough for many school districts to buy in bulk.


  9. We're Failing To Connect Enough Kids To The Mental Health Treatment They NeedRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | ThinkProgress

    Even with some improvements to the nation's mental health care system, a significant number of youth still receive little to no mental health care or get connected to the wrong kind, a recent study shows. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine , found that fewer than half of young people with mental disorders receive adequate care.


  10. Texting simulator drives home message for Sandwich studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Cape Cod Times

    It takes 4.6 seconds to read or send a text or the length of a football field driving at 55 mph SANDWICH - Nicole Durant gripped the steering wheel with her left hand, clutched a cellphone with her right and attempted to drive while looking down repeatedly to answer a series of text messages from a friend. The 16-year-old Sandwich High School sophomore's speed fluctuated from 11 mph to 45 mph, she blew through at least one stop sign, her steering was erratic and her three minutes behind the wheel ended badly in a crash that smashed the windshield.


  11. Mt. Zion NewsRead the original story

    29 min ago | Douglas County Herald

    Over 30 students and adults represented Mt. Zion Bible School at the Inter-School Academic and Athletic Competition at Kansas City College and Bible School on May 7-8.


  12. Foxborough Teacher Named Finalist for the Hall at Patriot Place's STEM Teacher of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    32 min ago |

    The Hall at Patriot Place's Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year Committee has announced its five finalists for the 2015Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year award. The finalists are Ann Butler from Franklin High School, Gary Garber from Boston University Academy, Diane McDonough from John J. Ahern Middle School in Foxborough, Kerry Murphy from Oliver Ames Middle School in Easton, and Maureen Parker from Locke Middle School in Billerica.


  13. EUSD Superintendent Wins Innovation AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    33 min ago |

    The Encinitas Union School District said Tim Baird won the award for leading the district in green and technology programs. Classroom of the Future Foundation Honors EUSD Superintendent The Classroom of the Future Foundation honored EUSD Superintendent Dr. Tim Baird as the recipient of the Innovative Superintendent Award for leading EUSD in green initiatives and technology programs.


  14. With Rutland and Paxton saying no, Wachusett board readies for budget cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    The proposed fiscal 2016 budget of $83.8 million was turned down by town meeting voters in Rutland and Paxton. Holden, Princeton and Sterling all passed the budget, but it requires four of the five towns to approve it to take effect.


  15. School principal Darren Barton and executive principal Ben ParnellRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | Swindon Advertiser

    TOUGH new measures to cut down on truancy numbers in Swindon schools are proving effective with the latest data showing fewer pupils were absent during the past year. The latest data from the Office of National Statistics showed in the academic year 2013-2014, only 4.2 per cent of sessions were missed by pupils, compared to 4.5 per cent in England during the same period.


  16. Department of Education warns students who opt out of testing may not graduateRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | Bangor Daily News

    As debate over standardized testing ramped up in the Legislature, the Maine Department of Education again cautioned parents and school administrators this week about the possible fallout from opting out of statewide assessments. Among the potential repercussions - a school could withhold a student's diploma.


  17. Milton Hershey School Student Chosen for Congress of Future Medical...Read the original story

    39 min ago | PRWeb

    Omar Ahmad Barrada, a junior at MHS has been selected to participate in the 2015 Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston, Mass. "I'm excited to learn about new areas of healthcare, set new goals and learn better study habits," said Omar.


  18. 'The Phantom Tollbooth Jr.' performed by Chalmette Elementary studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | The Times-Picayune

    "I feel excited and scared. Is that normal?" Carolina Torres, a fourth grader at Chalmette Elementary School said before going on stage.


  19. B-P works on capital project planRead the original story

    40 min ago | Gloversville Leader-Herald

    During this week's Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Stephen Tomlinson said the district's architectural firm, CSArch, is developing the plan and previously met with members of the community. At the May 5 meeting, parents and teachers learned about the process and what could be accomplished with the project.


  20. Police: Teacher sent nude photoRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | Gloversville Leader-Herald

    A BOCES substitute teacher working at Johnstown High School was arrested this week after police said he engaged in inappropriate, sexually explicit social media conversations with a female student and sent her a nude photo and video of himself. Police said Graig M. Frank, 31, of 21 Chestnut St., apartment 2, was charged at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday with endangering the welfare of a child and official misconduct, both misdemeanors.