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  1. Maple Ridge man running to be mayor and school trusteeRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times

    There are now five people running for mayor of Maple Ridge, but Gary Cleave is also going to seek a seat on the local school board. One long-time Maple Ridge man announced this weekend that he's running for the mayor's chair, as well as a position as a school trustee.


  2. OP-ED: The myth about public schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | York Dispatch

    Americans seem to think so. Every time I write about why attending college is so crucial for moving up the income ladder - or, these days, for landing any job at all - I'm inundated with emails blaming the country's K-12 system.


  3. School district drops weight-lost contestRead the original story

    46 min ago | Washington Times

    The Appalachian News-Express reports that some schools in the Pike County School District sent permission slips home asking parents to allow their children to take part in the weight-loss competition sponsored by the district. Pike County schools Superintendent David Lester tells the Pikeville newspaper that the district decided to cancel the competition and move forward with a different plan.


  4. County Launches Campaign to Prevent Distracted DrivingRead the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago |

    On Friday, Montgomery County held a "Pledge Day" as part of AT&T's It Can WaitA Distracted Driving Campaign. Community members were encouraged to take a picture dressed in blue and email the photo to be shared on the county's website and social media pages.


  5. LA Times: ISIS Recruiting Women To 'Have Kids And Cook'Read the original story w/Photo

    46 min ago | Sweetness & Light

    Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women. In Internet posts and social media messaging, the extremist Sunni militants are recruiting women to marry their fighters and have children, part of a larger strategy of state-building.


  6. CUBE Participates in White House Event Honoring Latino EducatorsRead the original story

    48 min ago | PressReleasePoint

    The White House will honor ten Latino educators as part of its "Champions of Change" program for those whose extraordinary work is advancing the education of our next generation of Americans. Today at the White House at 10:15 a.m. EDT.


  7. As students turn 18, some have real questions for the candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Absentee voting for the October 7 municipal election begins today at City Hall and Mendenhall Mall. Juneau residents will choose three Assembly and two school board members, and decide on one ballot proposition.


  8. GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions to Offer VIP PackagesRead the original story

    50 min ago |

    Winning bidders can enjoy an extraordinary experience to meet Church, with all proceeds benefiting the GRAMMY Foundation. Each VIP package features two front-row balcony seats and an exclusive meet and greet with Eric Church.


  9. Dover OKs 3rd attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | The Courier

    It'll be third time's the charm or three strikes and out for the Dover School District millage proposal. The Dover Board of Education voted during its regular meeting Thursday to go a third time to district voters with a millage proposal to finance bonds for a middle school construction project.


  10. Districts in Orlando, Atlanta up for school prizeRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    ORLANDO, Fla.- School districts in Atlanta and Orlando are vying for the largest education award given to U.S. school districts. Officials will announce Monday whether the $1 million Broad Prize for Urban Education goes to Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia or Orange County Public Schools in Florida.


  11. Students can use online service to report bulliesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Capital-Journal

    In northwest Missouri, the service, called Spirgeo, is being used at Belton middle school, as well as Park Hill and Platte County school districts. The Kansas City Star reports administrators in the Belton and Park Hill districts believe Sprigeo can help reduce bullying, in part because students are reporting bullying incidents earlier than in the past.


  12. Hinsdale District 86 Board to face contract talks with second unionRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Doings Weekly

    A new union has formed in Hinsdale High School District 86 to represent grounds workers, custodians, maintenance workers and equipment managers. Thirty-seven workers voted in July to join Local 73 of the Service Employees International Union, and the organization was certified Sept.


  13. Singers needed for 'The Living Christmas Tree' production in ReserveRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Times-Picayune

    St. James Community Theater is again partnering with St. St John Theatre in Reserve to present "The Living Christmas Tree." Performance dates are December 5-7 at St. John Theatre on West Fourth Street in Reserve.


  14. Nelson Qui ones: Allentown School District at crossroads with Latino students, communityRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Morning Call

    In 2010, the Allentown School District named its new elemeentary school after Luis A. Ramos, the late community leader who led a group that developed a plan to remove the district from the state's academically distressed list in 2001. In 2010, the Allentown School District named its new elemeentary school after Luis A. Ramos, the late community leader who led a group that developed a plan to remove the district from the state's academically distressed list in 2001.


  15. School districts add security camerasRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | SFGate

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports video cameras are being installed in Fairbanks middle and elementary schools and it's part of a statewide trend aimed at making schools safer. Fairbanks technology director Janet Cobb says a $4 million, multi-year state project is paying for technology and security upgrades.


  16. Hobbs district signs deal with Christian collegeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | SFGate

    The Hobbs Municipal Schools is partnering with a private, Christian liberal arts college to address a teacher shortage in the booming oil town. The Hobbs News -Sun reports that the school district and University of the Southwest signed an agreement last week that will allow district staff to earn their teaching degrees from the college while continuing to work for the school district.


  17. Why Steve Scher and Crosscut are joining forcesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    The best media outlets don't just reflect the interests and concerns of a community, they are a part of it. Like Crosscut.


  18. Crews Make Progress on 87,592-Acre King FireRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NewsTalk 1530 KFBK

    The King Fire burning in El Dorado County near Pollock Pines has now burned 87,592 acres. Cooler, wetter weather helped fire crews get a little bit of a handle on the out-of-control blaze.


  19. School board says it's coping with population surgesRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Nor'Wester

    The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District can't build schools fast enough to keep up with the demand in certain areas of the province, says its CEO. Students wait for an after-school program bus Friday outside a Paradise elementary school.


  20. JTC Inc. Prepares Students for Local Cyber ChallengeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Potomac Local

    JTC, Inc. President and CEO John Jewell talks to students at Prince William County's Governor's School @ Innovation Park about technology and networking security. Editor's Note: "Making Tech Work for You" is a promoted post that is sponsored by JTC Inc. and written in partnership with PotomacLocal.