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  1. Mayor on supt. hire: 'We have to get this right'Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Boston Herald

    He will start his second year at the helm of the city still without a permanent school superintendent, but Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he will continue to take his time to make sure he hires the right person. "It's one of those decisions I'm not going to be pressured by anyone into making because we have to get this decision right," he said of one of his top priorities in 2015 - appointing someone to replace interim School Superintendent John McDonough, the former chief financial officer of Boston Public Schools.


  2. Letter: Transparency is needed on school boardRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago |

    Our reform school board president likes to complain that the minority board members, Denise Montagu, Lori Hvizda-Ward and Pam Howard were bought and paid for by the teachers union and are obstructionists.


  3. Online scare keeps many out of school in WestwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Item

    A security scare at Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School prompted many families to keep their kids home on Tuesday, despite assurances from school officials that there was no actual threat, officials said. More than 200 students were absent, or about 20 percent of all students, which was an unusually high number even for the day before Christmas vacation, said district Superintendent Raymond Gonzalez on Friday.


  4. AMS holds annual spelling beeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Anson Record

    For more than a month, Anson Middle School students have been preparing for the annual county's spelling bee. Each seventh and eighth grade student has been given the National Script Spelling Word List, comprised of 450 commonly used sight words.


  5. Boston proposal: Longer days for younger studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Boston school officials and union leaders have reached an agreement to add 40 minutes to the elementary and middle school day, Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday. The agreement would affect 60 schools, or nearly 23,000 kindergarten through eighth-grade students.


  6. Districts try to balance consolidation with increased cost of charter schoolsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Altoona Mirror

    School districts trying to survive close or consolidate school buildings. But as a result, they could end up paying more if the community, trying to save its identity, opens a charter school to fill the void left by closed district schools.


  7. Troubled York schools still grappling for a solutionRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    A judge gave approval Friday to the Corbett administration's bid to take over the troubled York City School District and place it in receivership, a decision - opposed by the district, its teachers' union, and the state school boards association - that was quickly appealed. The decision by York County Court President Judge Stephen Linebaugh gives more authority to the administration's appointee to carry out a plan to make York City's public schools the first in Pennsylvania to be turned into privately run charter schools.


  8. Students return from Northern Plains BEST ChampionshipRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Ridgway Record

    Photo submitted - Pictured alongside their instructor, Dustin Oknefski, are five of the six Ridgway Area High School students that traveled to Fargo, N.D. to compete in the Northern Plains BEST Championship. Pictured are Weston Towne, J.J. Klase, Damian Challingsworth, Arthur Harvey and Chucky Krobot.


  9. Boston parents applaud proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    Parents of Boston public school children expressed broad support Friday for a plan to extend the school day, but some expressed concerns about how the additional classroom time will be used and the effect on teachers who already put in long hours. "Any extra time kids have in school is always going to be a good thing," said Heshan Berents-Weeramuni, cochairman of the Citywide Parent Council.


  10. WORSHIPChurches' cornerChurches' cornerSERVICES and Events in the Blue Water AreaRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Times Herald

    Churches' corner SERVICES AND EVENTS IN THE BLUE WATER AREA Check out this story on The church will be host to the Metropolitan Detroit Youth Chorus at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18. The chorus consists of 80 metro Detroit high school students, including three students from the Port Huron area. The concert is free.


  11. Sullivan in the top running for state's Assistant Principal of the YearRead the original story

    4 hrs ago |

    Longtime Londonderry High School assistant principal Katie Sullivan is one of two finalists for the state's Assistant Principal of the Year award.


  12. Chautauqua Lake Central School To Host Swimming LessonsRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

    Registrations are being accepted at Chautauqua Lake Central School for Saturday morning swimming lessons, after-school Swim and Dive Club and for two public swimming pool programs for adults and families.


  13. Texas Legislature unlikely to boost school funds in upcoming sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

    It would seem that Texas schools might be due for a sizable funding boost when the Legislature convenes in January, particularly after a state judge ruled last summer that Texas was severely underfunding its education system. But local school officials aren't counting on much relief.


  14. Ambassador activities help prepare volunteer for life and careerRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | St. Augustine Record

    Public speaking is among the top-rated fears for people of all ages. For 17-year-old Kayley Sutton, however, it is a challenge to be mastered.


  15. Grant to transform UT Martin teacher programRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

    Grant to transform UT Martin teacher program Check out this story on Improved teacher education and teacher retention are goals for a Teacher Quality Partnership grant awarded to UT Martin. Tammie Patterson, educational studies faculty member at the UT Martin Parsons Center, is pictured in one of the center's classrooms.


  16. More charters on deck as enrollment in existing schools falls shortRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

    Charters are public schools receiving state, local and federal money, but are independent of local school districts and have budgets separate from school district budgets. Some charters are managed by for-profit companies.


  17. 'Take a Stand' program stands up to bulliesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | North Texas e-News

    Studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that nearly one-third of all U.S. public school students reported that they experienced bullying, either as a target or a perpetrator. 'Bullying is a huge issue among our youth, and it can leave 'scars' that many victims carry with them for a lifetime, it can even lead to death,' said Janis Pfeffer, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in Colorado County.


  18. ALIVE Wesleyan Church gives to Feed a Hungry ChildRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Pickens Sentinel

    ALIVE Wesleyan Church partners with Feed a Hungry Child to alleviate hunger in Pickens County. Shown are Pastor Tom Harding of ALIVE Wesleyan, left, along with Kathy Brazinski and Milledge Cassell, co-founders of Feed a Hungry Child.


  19. Lenox's Tucker McNinch named Western Mass. boys cross country Player of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

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    Like many other Lenox Memorial Middle/High School students, Tucker McNinch made a decision about what sport to participate in 2009, his seventh grade year. Not a fan of soccer, McNinch decided to run cross country, the sport that involves running, and lots of it.


  20. Nashua student school board member took active role in proceedingsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Nashua Telegraph

    Despite the rejection of a campus coffee shop proposed by student board member Andrew Lambert, Nashua Board of Education members praised his legacy of leadership. The Nashua High School North senior represented student interests at school board meetings during his one-year term as the board's student member, even making headlines when he proposed a cafe on school grounds.