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  1. Vilas CountyRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 1 | Lakeland Times

    An investigation by the Vilas County Sheriff's Department regarding allegations of "suspicious activity" at the Highway G landfill was a topic of discussion at the latest meeting of the Highway G Landfill Commission Tuesday at the Arbor Vitae Town Hall. A plan to improve County Highway M from its intersection with U.S. Highway 51 to County Highway N took a step forward Feb. 17 as the Vilas County Highway Committee chose Omni Associates of Appleton as the project's designer.

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  2. As N.J. students take tests today, only a few are opting outRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | The Item

    In the Ridgewood school district, more than 100 students have refused to take new state tests. In Tenafly, about 20 have said no.

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  3. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    13 min ago | KHEY-AM El Paso

    EL PASO, Texas -- As more families seek asylum in the Borderland, the Fabens Independent School District said they are seeing a rise in more students within the district seeking asylum. According to immigration attorneys in El Paso, migrant families from

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  4. Constitution Bee Draws Students from Across StateRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    The Yes for Liberty Constitution Bee ended up with 25 finalists, who came to Manhattan from the far southwest corner of the state to the far northeast portion of Kansas. Chair of the event, Robert Deemie, was pleased with the turnout Sunday at the Kansas State University Alumni Center, especially with what started out as a snowy weekend.

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  5. Bill_Green_2010-jeff-meade-940x540Read the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | Phillymag.com

    Gov. Tom Wolf has announced he will replace School Reform Commission chairman Bill Green with Marjorie Neff, a fellow SRC member. The decision came a week after the Green-led SRC approved five new charter schools for the district, with Neff as the lone "no" vote.

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  6. Happening nearby: Lynnwood's Brighton School starts renovations ...Read the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | My Edmonds

    Brighton School is renovating the interior of the former City Church building. The school is aiming to open in September of 2015.

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  7. Faulkton's ed board taking proposals for possible new schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    31 min ago | KSFY

    The school district is looking to build a new facility to replace the main part of the school. Superintendent Joel Price says the three-story high school building opened in 1932 and the elementary wing in 1960.

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  8. Stuck in the mud: School canceled in Monument Valley, Montezuma Creek due to impassable roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Deseret News

    In the Mountain West, snow days are such a common occurrence that most school districts build a snow day into their academic calendars. That's what San Juan School District is facing.

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  9. San Juan district cancels schools for 'mud days'Read the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | KSL-TV

    In the Mountain West, snow days are such a common occurrence that most school districts build a snow day into their academic calendars. That's what San Juan School District is facing.

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  10. Williams: At multiculturalism's heart is an attack on ChristianityRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    President Barack Obama surprised many at the National Prayer Breakfast when he lectured us, "Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ." Obama went on to explain, "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often justified in the name of Christ."

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  11. Rick Scott looks to Legislature on campaign promises on taxes, education, environmentRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Gov. Rick Scott won a second term with a slew of promises to constituents about cutting taxes, spending more on education and improving the environment. In recent weeks, Scott has taken action to make good on his promises by putting forward those ideas for the upcoming legislative session, which opens Tuesday.

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  12. Some Cape Cod students may have to contend with homework along with...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Cape Cod Times

    Some Cape Cod students may have to contend with homework along with the throngs of tourists on Labor Day weekend.  With the traditional end of summer coming as late as possible this year - the first Monday in September is Sept. 7 - some school districts are considering starting school before the holiday to give them more flexibility if the 2015-2016 school year suffers a similar, snow-plagued fate as the current calendar.

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  13. EPISD tardy sending some transcripts to collegesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | El Paso Times

    A coding error caused El Paso Independent School District to miss the deadline to send a few students' transcripts to universities, according to EPISD officials. EPISD spokesman Gustavo Reveles said the problem has since been fixed, though not until after days of angst from parents and students has passed.

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  14. Levittown, Island Trees Decide on Monday ClassesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Patch.com

    Both Levittown School District and Island Trees School District will have a two-hour delayed start for all schools Monday. Due to the recent storm, in order to give road crews and our own staff time to make it safe to transport children and clean our parking lots, we will be conducting a two-hour delayed opening on Monday, March 02, 2015.

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  15. Appraisal protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | El Paso Times

    The El Paso Central Appraisal District expects the new appraisal notices to go out in the mail during the first week of April, giving homeowners enough time to prepare to submit potential valuation protests. "The first grouping probably will be in the mail around April 3," said Dinah Kilgore, executive director of the Central Appraisal District .

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  16. Bellmore, Merrick Schools Decide on Monday ClassesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Patch.com

    Bellmore-Merrick Central School District, Merrick Elementary School, North Merrick Elementary School, Bellmore Elementary School will all have two-hour delayed openings Monday. The Superintendent may opt to modify the above guidelines or to close schools if the potential for hazardous conditions continues, and will send another ConnectEd message to notify parents.

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  17. Supports are in place for Peninsula's growing Hispanic student populationRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    Hispanics in the local student population have at least doubled in every Peninsula locality over the past decade, creating the need for more support services and outreach to them and their families. According to "Education Week," the national K-12 student population was projected to reach majority-minority status last year, which means there are more minority students than white students.

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  18. Who should be able to get info on school kids?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | TwinCities

    A third-grader's name and address. The height and weight of a high school tennis player.

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  19. Sunday Storm Changes Monday Schedule For Local SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Patch.com

    A winter storm that brought several inches of snow to Washington Township Sunday afternoon has led to a two-hour delayed opening for all locals schools Monday. With that comes a change in the schedule for third and sixth grade students, who were previously scheduled to take part in the mandated PARCC test.

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  20. Keep history education well rounded, transparentRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Miami Hurricane

    That being said, why is it that some states, like Oklahoma, feel that what students are learning in classrooms is not in their best interests? On Feb. 16, Oklahoma Representative Dan Fischer introduced legislation to halt state funding of Advanced Placement United States History courses because the curriculum failed to teach "American exceptionalism." A good portion of the state legislators believe APUSH paints an "incomplete picture" of American history, according to an Associated Press report.

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