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  1. Iowa students ask for nondiscrimination policy reviewRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    Students at a West Des Moines high school have presented a petition to the school board to extend its nondiscrimination policy to those who rent the school district's facilities. According to reports, students from Valley High School presented a petition to revise policy to require renters to sign an agreement that they would abide by the district's policy regarding protection for sexual orientation and gender identity.


  2. Man brutally beaten by high school students recoveringRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Baltimore News

    A Maryland man who was brutally beaten by a group of students at a nearby high school has been released from the hospital. WBAL-TV reports 61-year-old Richard Fletcher was attacked Wednesday after he tried to break up a fight between two girls near where his truck was parked in Dundalk.


  3. County school adviser panel endorses planRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NWAonline

    The Pulaski County Special School District's Community Advisory Board voted 6-0 on Monday in support of changing the systemwide construction plan to upgrade two elementary campuses and build a third with money from a proposed property tax increase. The recommendation for improving Harris and College Station elementaries and building a new school along Interstate 440 for the Scott community and other parts of east Pulaski County will now go to Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key for approval.


  4. Justices asked to hear school caseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NWAonline

    Attorneys with the Arkansas Department of Education asked the state's highest court Monday to hear arguments on the case involving the state takeover of the Little Rock School District. The attorneys asked the state Supreme Court justices to dismiss a lawsuit against the education commissioner, arguing that he is entitled to sovereign immunity.


  5. Image Gallery: 5th Annual Framingham Earth Day FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Attendees could also recycle almost everything from batteries to bikes, from light bulbs to Styrofoam, from teddy bears to textiles. There were several recycling booths at the Framingham Centre Common but also a handful of recycling stations throughout town.


  6. Pupil-transfer deadline FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NWAonline

    Friday is the statewide deadline for students to apply for 2015-16 transfers to schools in districts in which they don't live -- but at least 15 districts say they cannot legally participate in the transfer program. That will keep students from crossing district lines in or out of some of the state's larger districts, including Pulaski County Special, El Dorado, Hot Springs and Texarkana.


  7. Boston Shamrocks' Junior Women's Hockey League Goes Digital for Team EducationRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | PRWeb

    The Boston Shamrocks' Junior Women's Hockey League has partnered with US Performance Academy, an independent, digital, middle and high school, to provide athletes with a college-prep education that fits the Shamrock's demanding in-season schedule. The Boston Shamrocks' Junior Women's Hockey League has partnered with US Performance Academy, an independent, digital, middle and high school, to provide athletes with a college-prep education that fits the Shamrock's demanding in-season schedule.


  8. GirlsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | LifeWay

    Reach and grow middle school and high school girls with resources and Bible studies designed specifically for them. Shop our great selection on Bible studies, books, magazines and more.


  9. Baltimore riots: Looting, fires engulf city after Freddie Gray's funeralRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KTUC-AM Tucson

    "Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs who -- in a very senseless way -- are trying to tear down what so many have fought for," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. Buildings and cars across the city were engulfed in flames.


  10. California District Adopts ORIGO Stepping Stones for K-5 Math InstructionRead the original story

    27 min ago | PRWeb

    The program includes opportunities for formal and informal assessment and is driven by having students learn the concepts, rather than the procedures, which leads to deeper mathematical understanding. Santa Clara Unified School District in California has selected ORIGO Stepping Stones as its new math curriculum for students in grades K-5 for the 2015-16 school year.


  11. Riots erupt in Baltimore after man dies in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mail & Guardian

    Thousands of police and National Guard troopers back up officers in Baltimore after riots triggered by anger over the death of a black man in custody. After an evening of violence, officials said calm appeared to be returning to the city as Monday gave way to Tuesday.


  12. WeatherBug and Earth DayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    At a handful of schools across the commonwealth, there are children who are getting excited about WeatherBug, technology that helps forecasters better plot the paths of storms, and helps us prepare for quicker service restoration. I'm not ashamed to disclose our selfish motivations for joining the WeatherBug partnership, through which we've installed nearly two dozen weather stations on schools, fire stations and municipal buildings in Massachusetts.


  13. Police: School shooter said he didn't plan to hurt studentsRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Morning Journal

    A 16-year-old boy who fired two gunshots Monday inside a Washington state high school, hitting no one before a teacher tackled him, told detectives he never intended to hurt any students, a police spokesman said. Three other staff members at North Thurston High School in Lacey, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle, quickly helped subdue the teen.


  14. True issue of reassessmentRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

    Fortunately for generations of Lackawanna County politicians who have decided not to take the political risks inherent in fundamentally sound public policy, that policy comes with a ready-made excuse - cost. The Wansacz-O'Malley administration is at least the fourth in a row to reject a long overdue and badly needed property reassessment of Lackawanna County that would be expensive, as they eagerly point out - about $8 million.


  15. Qalipu hosts mini powwowRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Western Star

    To say that Fiona Chell was excited to attend a mini powwow at the Royal Canadian Legion on Monday would be an understatement. The Grade 5 student was among 120 students, teachers and principals from C.C. Loughlin and Sacred Heart Elementary to take part in the event organized by the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band and the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District.


  16. Write an essay - win a tiny houseRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    According to the Census Bureau, houses across the nation are steadily getting bigger. The average house built in 2013 was 2,600 square feet, up from 2,521 square feet in 2007.


  17. Opinion: School drug tests: costly, ineffective and multiplyingRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    THOUSAND dollars could do a lot for a typical cash-strapped school district. You could renovate a classroom, or hire a part-time teacher's aide, or buy some computers or a whole bunch of textbooks.


  18. To Report an AP Score or Not to Report an AP Score, Tips to Answer the...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Independent education consultant Mandee Heller Adler, CEO and founder of International College Counselors, weighs in on AP grade reporting for high school students taking any AP exam. To report the AP exam or not to report the AP exam, that is this week's question.


  19. Chinese dragon boat races kickstart Fort Wayne's festival seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

    You've heard about the raft races and even the annual bed races at the Three Rivers Festival.


  20. Stevenson Night at Lady Panthers GameRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | News Democrat

    The Russellville High School Athletic Department has announced that the Tuesday night, April 28, Lady Panther softball game will be designated, "Stevenson Night." The RHS Athletic Department has invited all Stevenson Elementary Students to attend the softball game FREE of Charge.