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  1. Loveland Classical provides amazing educationRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago |

    I am a parent of Loveland Classical Schools Charter school, and I am incredibly pleased with our amazing school we attend.


  2. Duke University investigates noose found hanging from tree on campusRead the original story

    49 min ago | Fox News

    April 1, 2015: Duke student from front left to right, Michaela Stith, Ashley Croker-Benn and Jasmine Roddey rally during a university-wide forum outside the Duke Chapel on campus. Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung a rope noose from a tree, what the president of the elite Southern school described Wednesday as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents.


  3. Letter: State legislators forsake their duty, then blame school boardsRead the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | Pocono Record

    State officials seem obsessed with scapegoating school boards for causing high property taxes. Some propose that boards muster a two-thirds majority before raising taxes in order to “encourage” boards “to consider their taxpayers and spend cautiously” .


  4. AVHS hosts 'Every 15 Minutes'Read the original story w/Photo

    52 min ago | Pleasanton Weekly

    Former Foothill senior Daniel Rodriguez role-plays "dead student killed" in simulated drunk-driving accident in "Every 15 Minutes" program held at Foothill High School in April 2014. Photo by Mike Sedlak The Pleasanton Unified School District and the Pleasanton Police Department is set to present the "Every 15 Minutes" program at Amador Valley High School on April 16 and 17. A high impact anti-DUI program, "Every 15 Minutes" derives from the frequency at which a person is killed in an alcohol- or drug-related collision in the United States, said Pleasanton police officer Steven Ayers.


  5. Accord reached in desegregation caseRead the original story

    52 min ago |

    Attorneys for both sides of Tangipahoa Parish's desegregation case agreed Wednesday on a student assignment plan for desegregating the parish's schools, the school district announced. If the federal judge overseeing the case approves the plan, the School Board will use the 2015-16 school year to notify parents and otherwise prepare for full implementation of the plan beginning the following year, school officials said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.


  6. Spring orientation for Firehouse volunteer programRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Pleasanton Weekly

    The Firehouse Arts Center, located at 4444 Railroad Ave., is set to hold its spring volunteer program orientation next Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The volunteer program provides theater ushers for the Firehouse and Amador Theater, as well as gallery volunteers for the Harrington Gallery located at the Firehouse. Each venue presents a wide variety of theater, concert, youth, literary and arts programming.


  7. Cumberland County officials call for fair and adequate public school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago |

    A panel of Cumberland County school district officials unified their voices at a public forum Wednesday night, calling on lawmakers to institute a fair and adequate state funding formula that will allow them to better prepare their students and support their communities. The forum was hosted by The Campaign for Fair Education Funding , whose declared mission is "to ensure Pennsylvania adopts and maintains an adequate and equitable system of funding public education by 2016."


  8. Two Pioneer district supt. finalists remainingRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | The Recorder

    Two candidates remain in the search for a new superintendent of the Pioneer Valley Regional School District, now that two others have dropped out of the running.


  9. John Legend's singing goes to the dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | USA Today

    Grammy and Oscar winner John Legend is playing dress up with pups Puddy and Pippa, in a new video for charity. His supermodel wife, Chrissy Teigen, also makes an appearance.


  10. New Selma City School superintendent anxious to get startedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WTVM

    It won't be long before Angela Mangum trades in her 5th floor office with a window in downtown Montgomery for a ground level pad at the Selma City School central office. The Selma City School Board appointed Mangum as the district's next superintendent more than a week ago.


  11. Lowell school chief search process blastedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Lowell Sun

    The search process for the next Lowell school superintendent came under fire Wednesday night, as School Committee members expressed frustration over leaked information on three in-district applicants who made the semifinalist round. The Sun reported this week that Assistant Superintendent Jay Lang, School Improvement Coordinator Jim Neary and research, testing and assessment Coordinator Paul Schlichtman are among the 10 semifinalists that a search committee will privately interview.


  12. Educators found guilty in test cheating scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | TwinCities

    In a dramatic conclusion to what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in the nation's history, a jury here on Wednesday convicted 11 educators for their roles in a standardized-test cheating scandal that tarnished a major school district's reputation and raised broader questions about the role of high-stakes testing in American schools. On their eighth day of deliberations, the jurors convicted 11 of the 12 defendants of racketeering, a felony that carries up to 20 years in prison.


  13. Report: Cheshire Middle School Students Found with E-CigarettesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    Students at Dodd Middle School in Cheshire were recently found to be in possession of e-cigarettes , according to the Cheshire Citizen. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gregory Florio sent parents a letter last week alerting them to the issue and to warn them about students' access to the Internet and what can be made available online, according to the Citizen.


  14. USD 383 to Continue Accepting Out of District KidsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    The Seaman USD 345 School District in Topeka recently announced that as a result of the financial ramifications outlined in the block grant funding, they will no longer accept out of district students into their district. This prompted a similar discussion during Wednesday night's Manhattan Ogden USD 383 school board meeting.


  15. Canajoharie, Fort Plain school districts to consider mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Gazette

    By Matthew McKibben Gazette Reporter Fort Plain Central School District Superintendent Douglas Burton's decision to retire at the end of this school year has prompted the Board of Education to consider a merger with the Canajoharie Central School District.


  16. Proposed RedistrictingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | OakCreek

    Are you aware that the City of Oak Creek is planning to build a new elementary school? Are you also aware that this will also involve "redistricting"? A committee has been formed since January to decide the fate of our children's educational futures based upon total volume of students, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and "English as a second language" status, among other things. This is important as your children may be required to change schools--including middle school and elementary school--if you fall within certain areas of the city.


  17. Valley Catholic teacher honored for teaching CPR - Wednesday, 01 April 2015 19:18Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago |

    The Valley Catholic teacher is doing everything he can to help others face off against America's deadliest assassin and come out alive. Lommen, 64, a health and physical education teacher at the Beaverton school, not only trains his eighth-graders in the latest hands-only CPR technique, he sends them into their own homes and out into the community to teach it to others.


  18. MCPS principal kept child sex abuse case quiet to avoid ?scandal,? prosecutors sayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WJLA-TV Arlington

    In November 2014, police arrested Jose Pineda, 50, of Gaithersburg, after three 12-year-old girls reported he fondled their legs, back and buttocks. The three stand-alone incidents happened in crowded classrooms at Roberto Clemente and Ridgeview middle schools.


  19. More residents tour school ahead of $60m requestRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

    More than 40 Dover residents attended an informational session and asked questions about the proposed renovation of Dover High School and Career Technical Center, a project City Manager Mike Joyal has said will be the largest single expenditure in the history of the community. This was the third such session and according sources, approximately 75 local citizens out of some 15,000 registered voters attended one of the well-publicized sessions.


  20. 11 former Atlanta educators convicted in cheating scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | SavannahNow

    Fulton County Senior Assistant District Attorney Clint Rucker, right, hugs Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard after a jury read guilty verdicts in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial, Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Atlanta. Eleven former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention were convicted Wednesday of racketeering charges.