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  1. Unrelated staff illnesses cause Grattan Academy closure, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago |

    On Tuesday evening, the K-12 charter school announced on its Facebook page that classes would be canceled on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at its elementary building, located in Belding, as well as the middle and high school building in Greenville. Three high school teachers did not report to school on Tuesday, Jan. 27, due to being sick, while another teacher tried to "tough it out" and went home later that day, Superintendent and Principal Tom Kreiner said.


  2. SD57 budget higher than expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | Prince George Citizen

    School District 57 trustees were presented with an amended annual budget at Tuesday night's meeting, one that saw an additional $4-million that may need to be taken from the district's surplus. But, staff cautioned trustees not to view the revised document as a drastic increase, as unlike the previous budget it includes planned spending by schools that have their own money to apply to costs.


  3. Winters Mill HS evacuated following bomb threatRead the original story w/Photo

    47 min ago | ABC2 Maryland

    Carroll County Public Schools spokeswoman Brenda Bowers said students have been moved to the gymnasium at Cranberry Station Elementary School. She added that a search of the facility is underway by the Carroll County Sheriff's Department and people will be able to re-enter the school as soon as police indicate there is no imminent danger.


  4. School improvement plans reviewed, approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago |

    The four main goals of the district plan are based on improving instruction through professional development and curriculum upgrades, with more data-based assessments of student achievement and staff effectiveness. The district also needs to update the science curriculum standards to meet the state guidelines for that subject, the superintendent noted.


  5. Mecklenburg trustees hear data on teacher pay, reviews facilitiesRead the original story

    53 min ago |

    The Mecklenburg County School Board is being asked to support a division-wide plan to improve teacher pay in Mecklenburg County and align salaries with those paid to teachers in other Region 8 divisions. Making a presentation last week, director of personnel Laura Pittard said her analysis was based on "information from the VSBA [Virginia State School Board Association] statewide salary comparison information.


  6. Indian Lake shines at solo and ensembleRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Peak Of Ohio

    Several Indian Lake high school students received high marks at the recent Ohio Music Education Association District Solo and Ensemble event held in Tipp City.


  7. Don Graham passes the torch to Ted Leonsis at D.C. College Access ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | Business Journal

    Graham Holdings Co. CEO Don Graham, the founding board chair of the D.C. College Access Program, a nonprofit that helps D.C. students prepare for and graduate from college, is passing the chairman's torch to philanthropist and Monumental Sports & Entertainment CEO Ted Leonsis.


  8. Texas elementary students forced to drop their pants after poop was found on gym floorRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Daily Mail

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  9. Superintendent's proposed school budget cuts paraprofessional jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Hartford Courant

    When Windsor Superintendent of Schools Craig A. Cooke realized that the Board of Education's budget was projected to increase by more than 6 percent, he decided to take action. "I decided that was not acceptable," he said at the Board of Education's Jan. 22 meeting.


  10. Burlington school superintendent search down to 2Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

    The Burlington School Board's search committee says the two superintendent finalists will be in Burlington on Thursday and Friday to meet with the community and the school board. The candidates are Joyce Mundy, currently the superintendent of the Centennial School District in Warminster, Pennsylvania and Yaw Obeng, a superintendent in Burlington, Ontario.


  11. 2 finalists picked for leader of Ferguson-Florissant schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KMIZ

    The school board for the Ferguson-Florissant District says two out-of-state candidates have been chosen as finalists for the superintendent position. Residents will have the opportunity to hear from Bryan Davis of Columbus, Wisconsin, and Joseph Davis of Plymouth, North Carolina, about their ideas for the district at public forums this week.


  12. With switch to PARCC from MCAS, benefits uncertainRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    This spring, about half of all Massachusetts school districts will drop the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, or MCAS, and switch to a new test called the PARCC exam. And come fall, the state is likely to move all districts to the new test, ending MCAS's 20 year reign as the gold standard for assessing students in Massachusetts public school.


  13. Learn to identify venomous snakes at free Township lectureRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Woodlands Township

    On Thursday, February 12, at 7 p.m., The Woodlands Township presents the free program, Local Snakes 101, with Mike Howlett in the Nancy Bock Auditorium at McCullough Junior High School, 3800 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands. 77381.


  14. Bradwell band gets new equipment trailerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Coastal Courier

    The Bradwell Institute Marching Band has had some huge moments over the past few months. The band placed fifth at the Georgia Marching Band Series Championship in November, recently placed second in the nation in the "My Pit's the Pits" competition and finally got the funds to buy and wear new uniforms this past season.


  15. MTI Enrollment Sets RecordRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KUQL-FM Mitchell

    Enrollment continues to grow at a record pace at Mitchell Technical Institute with its largest enrollment ever recorded in Spring 2015. The total number of students enrolled is 1,287, up from 1,259 in Fall 2014 and 1,222 in Spring 2013.


  16. Great Falls middle school locked down after teacher attackedRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KFBB

    A masked student wearing a hooded sweatshirt grabbed a Great Falls middle school teacher from behind, said nothing and then ran out of the room. Assistant Superintendent Tom Moore says the woman was able to scream and run away and was not injured in Tuesday's incident.


  17. Students use ladder to get out of school bus after crash in Eastern PassageRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Cape Breton Post

    Young students clambered down a ladder and out a window Wednesday after their school bus went off the road and landed in a ditch in Eastern Passage, slightly injuring one child, police said. RCMP Cpl.


  18. In brief: Spelling bee, school workshop, open houseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Sussex Sun

    Richmond School had eight semifinalists and four alternates compete in the All-School Spelling Bee on Friday, Jan. 16. They were S hannon Dwyer, Evan Stemper, Abby Sinitz, Josh Farrell, Lucy Whitt, Annabelle Weiss, Luke Benson, Ross Yenerich, Cassie Hembrook, Rachel Kriehn, Kaden Whitt and Ashley Koenig . The spelling bee had several rounds of intense competition.


  19. Robot could save space industry millionsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Click Orlando

    For decades, specialists at the Air Force station's weather balloon facility would brave blustery or otherwise bad conditions to release large white weather balloons by hand. But when lightning was too close, no balloons got launched.


  20. 'Night to Shine' gives teens with special needs the royal treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Channel3000

    When it comes to prom there's no such thing as too much sparkle for Clinton High School students Olivia Parry and Brandy Smith.