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  1. Students kicked out of school for truancy file complaintRead the original story

    30 min ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Disabled students who were charged with truancy and kicked out of school have accused 13 school districts and the Texas Education Agency of violating federal law. They accuse the agency and districts, including those in Austin, Houston and San Antonio, of violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.


  2. Lakeridge High hires a new athletic director - Thursday, 28 May 2015 01:00Read the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | The Newberg Graphic

    Ian O'Brien, an experienced teacher, administrator and head football coach at Warrenton High School, has been named the new athletic director at Lakeridge High School.


  3. Graves Co. Middle School students by GCHS record Class of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    36 min ago | KFVS12

    "We're doing this because our graduates have a lot of achievements for us to celebrate," said GCHS principal Matthew Madding. "We also want our middle school students to see the grads in their caps and gowns and set graduation as a goal for themselves."


  4. Middle School students temporarily evacuatedRead the original story

    36 min ago | Spirit

    At 12:56 p.m. today The Punxsutawney Fire Department was called to The Punxsutawney Area Middle School for an incident. According to reports from school officials, the students were taken to the High School and since have been taken back to the Middle School for regular pick-up.


  5. Action Cam: New "Earth From Space" Exhibit at Spokane Valley Heritage MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

    Sure, we all get to stand on Earth and look up into space, but we all can't sit up in space and look down on Earth, unless you head to the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum's "Earth from Space" exhibit! Let KHQ's Matt Rogers give you a quick tour in this Action Cam! SPOKANE, Wash. - Teachers from the Spokane Public Schools and East Valley School Districts walked out on Wednesday to protest what they are calling the Legislature's failure to fund smaller K-12 class sizes and professional pay and benefits for educators.


  6. Teachers have nothing good to say about that back-to-work billRead the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago | SooToday

    ONTARIO ENGLISH CATHOLIC TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION ************************* TORONTO - The sweeping back-to-work legislation imposed by the government on secondary school teachers in Durham, Rainbow and Peel is a blatant infringement of teachers' constitutionally-protected right to strike similar to Bill 115 in 2012, according to the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario . "This is a legal strike about local issues.


  7. Senate panel OKs bonuses, scholarships to attract teachersRead the original story

    37 min ago | KSL-TV

    A plan to create a scholarship program and a series of bonuses to tackle Nevada's severe teacher shortage has passed its first hurdle. The full Senate held a special committee meeting Wednesday and approved SB511, a $15 million measure introduced last week by Gov. Brian Sandoval.


  8. Despite search for a new one, Black & Davison could return as CASD solicitorRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> The law firm Black and Davison will provide solicitor services to Chambersburg Area School District for the next three years, as long as the school board approves the agreement at tonight's meeting. Despite a search to potentially replace Black and Davison , which has provided solicitor services to CASD for about 40 years, and the school board conducting interviews with the finalists on Tuesday , the Chambersburg law firm is shown on the meeting agenda as the recommended choice.


  9. LWSD Facilities Planning Task Force seeks input on community values for school facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    38 min ago | Redmond Reporter

    Lake Washington School District's Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force has been working since December to find ways to address the district's aging school facilities and its need for classroom space to serve a rapidly growing population. The task force is now asking the community for input on the community values it should use to evaluate potential solutions.


  10. Medomak Middle School Science Olympiad Team RecognizedRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | Lincoln County News

    The Medomak Middle School Science Olympiad team was recognized by the RSU 40 Board of Directors May 21. Pictured are Sean Sebrey, coach Patrick Sebrey, Michael Simmons, Jason Holbrook, Elizabeth Flanagan, Natalie Shields, coordinator Madelon Kelly, Noah Dean, Chloe Blake, Serena Blasius, Josh Hagin, Nathan Andrick, Merritt Gould, and Rhiannon Gould. Team members Rose Hickey and Noah Munn are not pictured.


  11. Wiscasset, RSU 12 Plan New Pre-Kindergarten ProgramsRead the original story

    41 min ago | Lincoln County News

    RSU 12 and the Wiscasset School Department, two districts that were once a single entity, are simultaneously preparing for new pre-kindergarten programs in the 2015-2016 school year. The program offered by RSU 12, a Head Start collaborative supported by a multi-million dollar federal Department of Education grant awarded to the district in December 2014, is currently accepting enrollment applications for classrooms in Whitefield, Somerville, and Chelsea.


  12. South Bay schools win career-training grantsRead the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | The Campbell Reporter

    South Bay schools and colleges are among recipients of state grants announced Wednesday to promote career training that link K - 12 schools, community colleges and employers. The Metropolitan Education District in San Jose will receive $6 million to add courses in information technology, including cyber security, mobile app design and computer coding, robotic and drone programming.


  13. 5. PR-B High School students take community by stormRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | Pequot Lakes Echo

    For the second year, students from Pine River-Backus High School offered assistance throughout their local community during Tiger Pride Service Day on Friday, May 22. Students did everything from sweeping the Cass County Fairgrounds commercial buildings to planting raised beds near the family center and cleaning the trail and roads in Backus.


  14. Beauty and The Beast auditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Auditions for the Rainbow Youth Theatre teen fall show, Beauty and The Beast, are being held on June 5,6 and 7. This youth show is for ages 11 years and up and performers will need a prepared song and monologue from any musical theatre show other than Beauty and the Beast. Mather has a degree in theatre in education and taught drama and theatre for over 30 years in the Comox Valley school district.


  15. Grilling for the last day of schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | The Washington Evening Journal

    Wednesday was the last day of school for the Washington Community School District. Pictured above is Lincoln Elementary School principal Dave Hoffman grilling 345 to 400 hamburgers for his students and faculty.


  16. District Teacher of the Year: "Every kid should feel valued"Read the original story w/Photo

    48 min ago | The Courier

    Brandon Cooper didn't take the traditional route to becoming a teacher, and his philosophy in the classroom at Russellville High School is a far cry from the pedantic formalism thought to define education. It's this innovation and creative restructuring of student-teacher relationships that won him the 2015 Russellville School District Teacher of the Year award.


  17. Drunk teacher on leave, banned after removal from classroomRead the original story

    51 min ago | Lewistown Sentinel

    A teacher who appeared to be passed out at his desk in a central Pennsylvania high school classroom has been placed on leave and banned from school grounds indefinitely. Newport School District Superintendent Ryan Neuhard says state police were asked to investigate after "the teacher appeared to be intoxicated and was in possession of alcohol."


  18. How Athletic Is Your School? North Allegheny Ranked Top In PA, 4th in USARead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago |

    North Allegheny was ranked as the top sports school district in all of Pennsylvania, and fourth in the nation, in a recent study The "Best Sports" study does not judge a school solely based on the competitive success of their varsity teams, but rather on the overall role that sports and fitness play in the daily lives of students. Students report sports and fitness playing a significant, positive role in student life, including varsity sports, athletic facilities, and school spirit; Of the factors considered in compiling the rankings, survey responses from Niche users were the most important, comprising 45% of the weight of the study's results.


  19. Police quiz horror ride bus driverRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Police have interviewed a school bus driver whose passengers complained of a frightening limited-stops ride through Auckland's Waitakere Ranges, but have yet to decide whether to press charges. A spokeswoman said yesterday police had taken a statement from the driver, and would speak to him again before making a decision.


  20. Teachers Protest Against LAUSD Plans For Struggling South LA SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | CBS Local

    LOS ANGELES - Teachers at a struggling South Los Angeles school spoke out Wednesday against a plan to have them reapply for their jobs. Leaders with United Teachers Los Angeles say efforts by the Los Angeles Unified School District to "reconstitute" Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy at 1700 West 46th Street will "destabilize the under-supported and under-funded school" and adversely affect students "who may find their favorite teachers are gone when classes resume after the summer break."