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KQ2 St. Joseph
Suicide Prevention Bill Advances in Jeff CityA bill aimed at training educators to spot the signs of suicide has advanced in
Suicide Prevention Bill Advances in Jeff City
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted yesterday
A bill aimed at training educators to spot the signs of suicide has advanced in the Missouri Senate. Senate Bill 646 passed unanimously out of the Senate Education Committee Wednesday. The bill would allow elementary and secondary licensed... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Bill helping high school grads passes education committeeJEFFERSON CITY - A bill designed to help high school graduates enter the workfo
Bill helping high school grads passes education committee
KOMU Columbia / Posted yesterday
JEFFERSON CITY - A bill designed to help high school graduates enter the workforce passed committee unanimously Thursday to move it to the floor of the House. The bill would create the career and technical education (CTE) certificate, which students... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Bill helping high school grads set to move to House floorJEFFERSON CITY - A bill designed to help high school graduates enter the workfo
Bill helping high school grads set to move to House floor
KOMU Columbia / Posted yesterday
JEFFERSON CITY - A bill designed to help high school graduates enter the workforce was set for a vote Thursday. The bill would create the career and technical education (CTE) certificate, which students would receive for competing specialized... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Agreement reached over Peck School abuse allegationsHOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A legal advocacy group that investigated complaints of
Agreement reached over Peck School abuse allegations
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A legal advocacy group that investigated complaints of abuse of students at a Holyoke school has reached an agreement with the district, and with state department of education. The Disability Law Center announced Wednesday... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Eagleton School still open under regulatory supervision, attorney saysGREAT BARRINGTON >> Eagleton School remains open but crawling with state
Eagleton School still open under regulatory supervision, attorney says
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 2 days ago
GREAT BARRINGTON >> Eagleton School remains open but crawling with state regulatory personnel representing its various educational agencies, according to school attorney Eric MacLeish. MacLeish offered a brief defense of the school in the wake... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Bus stop placed outside the home of registered sex offenderA school bus stop placed right outside the home of a registered sex offender. T
Bus stop placed outside the home of registered sex offender
KSPR Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
A school bus stop placed right outside the home of a registered sex offender. The bus stop has now been moved, but a Springfield dad wants to make sure no other parents have to worry about it happening again. Jeff Ziegelmann is the father of three... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
MO House bill restricts time schools can prep for state testingJEFFERSON CITY - A House education committee will hear a bill Monday that would
MO House bill restricts time schools can prep for state testing
KOMU Columbia / Posted 4 days ago
JEFFERSON CITY - A House education committee will hear a bill Monday that would, among other things, limit the amount schools can prepare students for state-wide testing. HB 1943, introduced by Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles would enforce a two... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Brockton forums announced for new Portuguese immersion program The Brockton public school district announced two community forums for its ne
Brockton forums announced for new Portuguese immersion program
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 5 days ago
The Brockton public school district announced two community forums for its new Portuguese immersion program that will start next school year. BROCKTON – The Brockton public school... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Rarely in the spotlight, Eagleton School finds itself at center of investigationGREAT BARRINTON >> The Eagleton School's 40-acre campus sits on a postcar
Rarely in the spotlight, Eagleton School finds itself at center of investigation
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 5 days ago
GREAT BARRINTON >> The Eagleton School's 40-acre campus sits on a postcard-like vista just off Route 23 near the Great Barrington-Monterey town line. The school is a residential, year-round facility for male students with cognitive, behavioral... Read more
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Boston Globe
How the Globe created town search formulaWhen it comes to buying a home, there’s nothing but decisions, decisions, and m
How the Globe created town search formula
Boston Globe / Posted 6 days ago
When it comes to buying a home, there’s nothing but decisions, decisions, and more decisions. What town is best for me and my family? Are the schools good? Can I walk to a good restaurant and stores? Is it too far (or too close) to extended... Read more
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hcam.tv
Coordinated Program Review March 14-18thDr. Cathy MacLeod, Superintendent of the Hopkinton Public Schools was informed
Coordinated Program Review March 14-18th
hcam.tv / Posted 7 days ago
Dr. Cathy MacLeod, Superintendent of the Hopkinton Public Schools was informed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated Program Review that will be taking place this school year. As part of this Coordinated... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Westford, Littleton schools are standouts in Mass. teacher ratings By Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- In the first year that all
Westford, Littleton schools are standouts in Mass. teacher ratings
Lowell Sun / Posted 9 days ago
By Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- In the first year that all Massachusetts educators were expected to participate in a new evaluation system, around 86 percent of... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
MWSU President to Testify on Two BillsMissouri Western is about to give state lawmakers advice on how to deal with su
MWSU President to Testify on Two Bills
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 9 days ago
Missouri Western is about to give state lawmakers advice on how to deal with suicide prevention. University President Dr. Robert Vartabedian will head to Jefferson City Wednesday, January 27th, in support of two bills on suicide prevention He'll... Read more
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The Herald News
FOLLOW LIVE: City Council to discuss new Pacheco position, DCM reorg Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM FALL RIVER — As part of an effort to reorgan
FOLLOW LIVE: City Council to discuss new Pacheco position, DCM reorg
The Herald News / Posted 10 days ago
Posted Jan. 26, 2016 at 5:30 PM FALL RIVER — As part of an effort to reorganize the city’s Department of Community Maintenance, Mayor Jasiel Correia II’s administration will... Read more
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Boston Herald
‘Incredulous’ ratings of Boston teachers eyedA leader in public education is questioning whether evaluators are going too ea
‘Incredulous’ ratings of Boston teachers eyed
Boston Herald / Posted 10 days ago
A leader in public education is questioning whether evaluators are going too easy on Boston public schoolteachers, as statewide data show that Hub educators are achieving high honors at a rate that nearly doubles the commonwealth’s average. “I would... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
86% of Massachusetts teachers “proficient,” 10% “exemplary”BOSTON (State House News Service) – In the first year that all Massachusetts ed
86% of Massachusetts teachers “proficient,” 10% “exemplary”
WWLP Springfield / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (State House News Service) – In the first year that all Massachusetts educators were expected to participate in a new evaluation system, around 86 percent of the state’s teachers, principals and administrators earned the rank of “proficient”... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Missouri Files Suit Against Hope Academy, KCMO Inaccurate and falsified attendance records contributed to the overpayment J
Missouri Files Suit Against Hope Academy, KCMO
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 10 days ago
Inaccurate and falsified attendance records contributed to the overpayment Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - Attorney General Chris Koster, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Elementary... Read more
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KMBC-TV Kansas City
Missouri sues closed KC charter school for $3.7MMissouri has sued a now-closed Kansas City charter school to recover $3.7 milli
Missouri sues closed KC charter school for $3.7M
KMBC-TV Kansas City / Posted 11 days ago
Missouri has sued a now-closed Kansas City charter school to recover $3.7 million the state paid the school based on what it said were false and inflated figures for student attendance. Attorney General Chris Koster said in a statement released... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State dropout rate dips to 3-decade lowBy Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- The annual school dropout ra
State dropout rate dips to 3-decade low
Lowell Sun / Posted 14 days ago
By Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- The annual school dropout rate in Massachusetts hit its lowest level in more than three decades in the 2014-2015 school year, while four-year graduation rates climbed for the ninth consecutive year,... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Massachusetts improves graduation rate for 9th straight yearBOSTON (AP) - High school students in Massachusetts have improved their four-ye
Massachusetts improves graduation rate for 9th straight year
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - High school students in Massachusetts have improved their four-year graduation rate for the ninth consecutive year. A report released Thursday by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education found that more than 87... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts improves graduation rate for 9th straight yearBOSTON (AP) — High school students in Massachusetts have improved their four-ye
Massachusetts improves graduation rate for 9th straight year
Boston Globe / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — High school students in Massachusetts have improved their four-year graduation rate for the ninth consecutive year. A report released Thursday by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education found that more than 87... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Mass. school dropout rate at lowest level in three decades By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- The annual school dropout
Mass. school dropout rate at lowest level in three decades
Lowell Sun / Posted 15 days ago
By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- The annual school dropout rate in Massachusetts hit its lowest level in more than three decades in the 2014-2015 school year, while... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Quincy's dropout rate dips below statewide rateQuincy students dropped out of high school at a lower rate than the state as a
Quincy's dropout rate dips below statewide rate
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 15 days ago
Quincy students dropped out of high school at a lower rate than the state as a whole last school year, while more students received diplomas within four years than the statewide rate. QUINCY -- Quincy students dropped out of high school at a lower... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Jefferson City Public Schools target student attendanceEvery morning, the principal of Jefferson City's Lewis and Clark Middle School
Jefferson City Public Schools target student attendance
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
Every morning, the principal of Jefferson City's Lewis and Clark Middle School stands at the front entrance and greets every student. All the teachers stand outside their classrooms and say “good morning” as kids file in. It sounds insignificant,... Read more
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OJornal News
Brockton elementary school to pilot Portuguese immersion programThrough a lottery, two classes serving a total of 50 students at the Raymond El
Brockton elementary school to pilot Portuguese immersion program
OJornal News / Posted 21 days ago
Through a lottery, two classes serving a total of 50 students at the Raymond Elementary School will be selected after their parents sign them up and pledge to keep their children in the new Portuguese immersion program through fifth grade. The... Read more
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Boston Globe
Mass. students will get discount to attend University of MaineBay State students hoping to attend the University of Maine won’t have to pay o
Mass. students will get discount to attend University of Maine
Boston Globe / Posted 21 days ago
Bay State students hoping to attend the University of Maine won’t have to pay out-of-state tuition to become Black Bears, thanks to a new program that will begin in the fall of 2016. Ordinarily, out-of-state UMaine students would pay $28,880 for... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Tewksbury board interviews supt. finalistTEWKSBURY -- In the first of four interviews with finalists for superintendent
Tewksbury board interviews supt. finalist
Lowell Sun / Posted 23 days ago
TEWKSBURY -- In the first of four interviews with finalists for superintendent of schools, Lexington elementary school Principal Thomas Martellone spoke with the School Committee Tuesday evening about how he could best lead the district. Addressing... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Closed session stirs dissent at school boardThe Jefferson City Public School Board opened Monday’s meeting by with a closed
Closed session stirs dissent at school board
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
The Jefferson City Public School Board opened Monday’s meeting by with a closed session to discuss the leasing, purchase or sale of real estate and personnel records. Board member Pam Murray objected going into closed session. And fellow board... Read more
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The Herald News
Efforts to reduce suspensions in Fall River schools pays off, but plenty of work remains FALL RIVER — It’s Wednesday morning at James Madison Morton Middle School, an
Efforts to reduce suspensions in Fall River schools pays off, but plenty of work remains
The Herald News / Posted 28 days ago
FALL RIVER — It’s Wednesday morning at James Madison Morton Middle School, and the students in Soklim Chhean’s sixth grade social studies class have delved into... Read more
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The Herald News
Suspension rates down in Mass. schoolsIn the first year that new student disciplinary regulations were in effect, Mas
Suspension rates down in Mass. schools
The Herald News / Posted 28 days ago
In the first year that new student disciplinary regulations were in effect, Massachusetts schools reported a 20 percent decrease in the number of students suspended or expelled.“We’re encouraged that out-of-school suspension rates are down for almost... Read more
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Nodaway News Leader
Year-End Review, Part 2: Taking a look back at the last half of 2015This year, the Nodaway News Leader is bringing you the 2015 Year in Review, wit
Year-End Review, Part 2: Taking a look back at the last half of 2015
Nodaway News Leader / Posted 28 days ago
This year, the Nodaway News Leader is bringing you the 2015 Year in Review, with emphasis on community, law enforcement, government, schools and sports. The local happenings and news that affected our lives are chronicled in this two-part series. The... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
A middle school in Springfield to be reformed into first of its kind in WMass.SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The John F. Kennedy Middle School is scheduled to m
A middle school in Springfield to be reformed into first of its kind in WMass.
WWLP Springfield / Posted 29 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The John F. Kennedy Middle School is scheduled to make its debut as western Massachusetts’ first UP Education Network school in the 2016-17 school year. The decision to transform the soon-to-be UP Academy Kennedy Middle... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
New education act promises more local controlWith the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, state officials are
New education act promises more local control
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, state officials are now treading through the murky water of how the bill will affect education in Missouri. The bipartisan act restores some control back to states and cuts back on harsh... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Charter school hopefuls try again with new application | December 31, 2015With a new name, a new service area and a new curriculum partner, a group of lo
Charter school hopefuls try again with new application | December 31, 2015
Leominster Champion / Posted 1 months ago
With a new name, a new service area and a new curriculum partner, a group of local residents is hoping its third attempt at setting up a charter school in northern Worcester County will be successful. If approved by the state, the International... Read more

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