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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirementmandated class days and other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirement
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted an hour ago
mandated class days and other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August start dates were legally off limits, the state Department of Education issued nine waivers. More than 10 times as many exemptions were granted for the last school... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
White students disproportionately use Ohio school voucher programdata show. “It is illegal for any school to discriminate on the basis of race,
White students disproportionately use Ohio school voucher program
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 8 hours ago
data show. “It is illegal for any school to discriminate on the basis of race,” said Brittany Halpin, spokeswoman for the state Department of Education. “If any student feels as though they are being discriminated against unfairly, they may... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas ACT scores show persistent achievement gapAmerican Indian test-takers, it fell from 21 to 19 percent. ■ Among white test
Kansas ACT scores show persistent achievement gap
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 hours ago
American Indian test-takers, it fell from 21 to 19 percent. ■ Among white test-takers, it rose from 33 to 36. The Kansas State Department of Education issued a news release Wednesday noting Kansas’ average composite ACT was level from 2015 to... Read more
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The Mercury News
Vernig ousted as head of California School for the Deafrole until a new superintendent is selected, Torlakson's letter states. Virnig
Vernig ousted as head of California School for the Deaf
The Mercury News / Posted 21 hours ago
role until a new superintendent is selected, Torlakson's letter states. Virnig, who was "temporarily" reassigned to the State Department of Education in Sacramento to get some coaching the first week of school, will take on new duties in an... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirementand other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August start dates were le
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirement
Detroit Free Press / Posted yesterday
and other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August start dates were legally off limits without an exemption, the state Department of Education issued nine waivers — two to K-12 districts and seven to charter schools. More than 10 times as... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Why NY’s school-aid formula is flunkingbase: The per-pupil spending in Elmira is about $17,000 a year. Poor districts
Why NY’s school-aid formula is flunking
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted yesterday
base: The per-pupil spending in Elmira is about $17,000 a year. Poor districts spend about two-thirds what rich ones do, a state Department of Education report last year found: $16,140 per pupil versus $25,782 for wealthy ones. Those figures... Read more
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The Mercury News
Livermore: Charter school was 'mafia-like,' says former foreign exchange studentstudents. The federal government oversees those visas, but individual schools o
Livermore: Charter school was 'mafia-like,' says former foreign exchange student
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
students. The federal government oversees those visas, but individual schools or school districts oversee the specific school program, according to the state Department of Education. Contact Angela Ruggiero at 510-293-2469 or twitter.com/a... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Judge: Florida 3rd graders can't be retained for bad test scorereading at or above grade level. Gievers chastised the counties named in the s
Judge: Florida 3rd graders can't be retained for bad test score
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
reading at or above grade level. Gievers chastised the counties named in the suit for not advancing the students and the state Department of Education for allowing the practice, saying the children involved had shown they could sufficiently... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirementmandated class days and other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirement
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted yesterday
mandated class days and other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August start dates were legally off limits, the state Department of Education issued nine waivers. More than 10 times as many exemptions were granted for the last school... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirementmandated class days and other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirement
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted yesterday
mandated class days and other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August start dates were legally off limits, the state Department of Education issued nine waivers. More than 10 times as many exemptions were granted for the last school... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirementmandated class days and other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirement
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted yesterday
mandated class days and other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August start dates were legally off limits, the state Department of Education issued nine waivers. More than 10 times as many exemptions were granted for the last school... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Business leaders explore workplace environmentSharp Mountain. The Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce hosted the luncheon, which
Business leaders explore workplace environment
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted yesterday
Sharp Mountain. The Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce hosted the luncheon, which featured Matt Stem, deputy secretary of the state Department of Education, and Alex Halper, director of government affairs for the state Chamber of Business and... Read more
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Raw Story
FBI raids home of ex-College Board official in probe of SAT leakwith the College Board and was “satisfied with the response we received.” Kell
FBI raids home of ex-College Board official in probe of SAT leak
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
with the College Board and was “satisfied with the response we received.” Kelly Donnelly, spokesperson for the Connecticut State Department of Education, said the state considered Alfaro’s email to be “replete with hyperbole, but scant on actual... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Florida judge: Tests can't be used to hold third-graders backclassroom grades and assessments from teachers who work with the students. Cir
Florida judge: Tests can't be used to hold third-graders back
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted yesterday
classroom grades and assessments from teachers who work with the students. Circuit Judge Karen Gievers chastised the state Department of Education and six counties named in the suit for failing to promote students who had no reading... Read more
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Reuters
FBI raids home of ex-College Board official in probe of SAT leakwith the College Board and was “satisfied with the response we received.” Kell
FBI raids home of ex-College Board official in probe of SAT leak
Reuters / Posted yesterday
with the College Board and was “satisfied with the response we received.” Kelly Donnelly, spokesperson for the Connecticut State Department of Education, said the state considered Alfaro’s email to be “replete with hyperbole, but scant on actual... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Amid overcrowding criticisms, state formula uncovers Chastang's short-handed teaching staffto be funded at each school. We found the school is at least two teachers short
Amid overcrowding criticisms, state formula uncovers Chastang's short-handed teaching staff
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 2 days ago
to be funded at each school. We found the school is at least two teachers short of its allotted amount. The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) uses "divisors" issued by the state legislature in that formula. The divisors are... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Governor cites 'misperception' on Michigan school closuresThere is an opportunity, he said, to bring more resources from intermediate sch
Governor cites 'misperception' on Michigan school closures
The Toledo Blade / Posted 2 days ago
There is an opportunity, he said, to bring more resources from intermediate school districts, the reform office and the state Department of Education to “help the school on the list get off the list.” The list for the 2015-16 academic year is... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Amid overcrowding criticisms, state formula uncovers Chastang's short-handed teaching staffto be funded at each school. We found the school is at least two teachers short
Amid overcrowding criticisms, state formula uncovers Chastang's short-handed teaching staff
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 2 days ago
to be funded at each school. We found the school is at least two teachers short of its allotted amount. The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) uses "divisors" issued by the state legislature in that formula. The divisors are... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirementand other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August start dates were le
More schools waived from post-Labor Day start requirement
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 2 days ago
and other factors. In 2006, the first year in which August start dates were legally off limits without an exemption, the state Department of Education issued nine waivers — two to K-12 districts and seven to charter schools. More than 10 times as... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Legisture has high hopes for JGATE committeesuggestions for school field trip destinations for students in the Mountain Sta
Legisture has high hopes for JGATE committee
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 2 days ago
suggestions for school field trip destinations for students in the Mountain State, Wild, Wonderful West Virginia and the state Department of Education want to hear from you. If you're in the travel and tourism industry and have suggestions for... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County schools close for heathave closed twice in August, six times in September and twice in May. Dance sa
Baltimore County schools close for heat
Baltimore Sun / Posted 2 days ago
have closed twice in August, six times in September and twice in May. Dance said he would seek a waiver from the Maryland State Department of Education requirement that students be in school for 180 days, if more heat-related closures occur. Under... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Education agencies settle dispute over recession-era cutsCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Department of Education will distribute $51 mil
Education agencies settle dispute over recession-era cuts
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 2 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Department of Education will distribute $51 million to school districts to settle a dispute with the federal government over recession-era budget cuts. The agreement announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Courts stymie school reformgroup in the Golden State. There is little danger of either distinction changin
Courts stymie school reform
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
group in the Golden State. There is little danger of either distinction changing anytime soon. Coincidentally, the state Department of Education this week released the results of the second year of standardized testing under the new and... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Education agencies settle dispute over recession-era cutsCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Department of Education will distribute $51 mil
Education agencies settle dispute over recession-era cuts
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 2 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Department of Education will distribute $51 million to school districts to settle a dispute with the federal government over recession-era budget cuts. The agreement announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Education agencies settle dispute over recession-era cutsCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Department of Education will distribute $51 mil
Education agencies settle dispute over recession-era cuts
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 2 days ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The state Department of Education will distribute $51 million to school districts to settle a dispute with the federal government over recession-era budget cuts. The agreement announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Discrimination charged at Tech Schoolsnew admissions policy, training for tech school personnel and monitoring. Stat
Discrimination charged at Tech Schools
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted 2 days ago
new admissions policy, training for tech school personnel and monitoring. State technical school officials, as well as the state Department of Education that oversees the system, could not be reached for comment on Thursday. Meyer said the... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Discrimination charged at Tech Schoolsnew admissions policy, training for tech school personnel and monitoring. Stat
Discrimination charged at Tech Schools
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
new admissions policy, training for tech school personnel and monitoring. State technical school officials, as well as the state Department of Education that oversees the system, could not be reached for comment on Thursday. Meyer said the... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Discrimination charged at Tech Schoolsnew admissions policy, training for tech school personnel and monitoring. Stat
Discrimination charged at Tech Schools
Darien News-Review / Posted 2 days ago
new admissions policy, training for tech school personnel and monitoring. State technical school officials, as well as the state Department of Education that oversees the system, could not be reached for comment on Thursday. Meyer said the... Read more
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The Southampton Press & The East Hampton Press
Facing Space Issues, Bridgehampton School Looks To Expand Building, Add Full-Size Gymnasium - Bridgehamptonthings work.” Recommendations for the school’s expansion come from the distric
Facing Space Issues, Bridgehampton School Looks To Expand Building, Add Full-Size Gymnasium - Bridgehampton
The Southampton Press & The East Hampton Press / Posted 2 days ago
things work.” Recommendations for the school’s expansion come from the district’s Facilities Committee, as well as the State Department of Education, the Middles States Association accrediting process, a BOCES demographic study, and the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Ad Watch: A look at what Ted Strickland did with the budget as governor2008 Dispatch story reported Strickland had to order a 4.75 percent cut to stat
Ad Watch: A look at what Ted Strickland did with the budget as governor
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
2008 Dispatch story reported Strickland had to order a 4.75 percent cut to state agencies — including $26 million to the state Department of Education — cuts that had to be done without affecting direct aid to schools. Among the other cuts:... Read more
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The Express-Times
Why does an Atiyeh exec want to know about Liberty High arrests?required to specify that. In response to his request, the school district said
Why does an Atiyeh exec want to know about Liberty High arrests?
The Express-Times / Posted 3 days ago
required to specify that. In response to his request, the school district said the information already is available on the state Department of Education website. The records request by Harte provides another link between Atiyeh and the Liberty... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
WVU, Monongalia County agree on voluntary payment plansuggestions for school field trip destinations for students in the Mountain Sta
WVU, Monongalia County agree on voluntary payment plan
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 3 days ago
suggestions for school field trip destinations for students in the Mountain State, Wild, Wonderful West Virginia and the state Department of Education want to hear from you. If you're in the travel and tourism industry and have suggestions for... Read more
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The Mercury News
School for the Deaf staff seeks superintendent's oustersaw 73 percent of teachers saying something had to change. Employees who addre
School for the Deaf staff seeks superintendent's ouster
The Mercury News / Posted 3 days ago
saw 73 percent of teachers saying something had to change. Employees who addressed Torlakson on Aug. 19 asked him why the state Department of Education had waited so long to respond to complaints when Kerby and Deputy Superintendent William... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Wolf sets up charter school division within Ed DepartmentPennsylvania's governor is setting up a new charter schools office within the s
Wolf sets up charter school division within Ed Department
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 3 days ago
Pennsylvania's governor is setting up a new charter schools office within the state Department of Education to improve support and oversight. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday said the Division of Charter Schools will help set goals for... Read more
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The Atlantic
Good School, Rich School; Bad School, Poor Schoolaccording to an ongoing lawsuit. Greenwich spends $6,000 more per pupil per yea
Good School, Rich School; Bad School, Poor School
The Atlantic / Posted 3 days ago
according to an ongoing lawsuit. Greenwich spends $6,000 more per pupil per year than Bridgeport does, according to the State Department of Education. The discrepancies occur largely because public school districts in Connecticut, and in much... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
See the Sacramento region’s best, worst performing schools on 2016 math teststwo-thirds of students met or exceeded standards on math assessment tests in 20
See the Sacramento region’s best, worst performing schools on 2016 math tests
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 3 days ago
two-thirds of students met or exceeded standards on math assessment tests in 2016, according to results released by the state Department of Education Thursday. At 50 different schools, fewer than 15 percent of students met math standards. The... Read more
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The Mercury News
California school test scores: Amid gains in English and math, ethnic gap widenshave not generated great controversy. Only 0.7 percent of students received exe
California school test scores: Amid gains in English and math, ethnic gap widens
The Mercury News / Posted 3 days ago
have not generated great controversy. Only 0.7 percent of students received exemptions at their parents' requests, the state Department of Education reported. The exams replace the old STAR tests, which were paper-and-pencil exams that were... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Funding announced for WV crime effortssuggestions for school field trip destinations for students in the Mountain Sta
Funding announced for WV crime efforts
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 3 days ago
suggestions for school field trip destinations for students in the Mountain State, Wild, Wonderful West Virginia and the state Department of Education want to hear from you. If you're in the travel and tourism industry and have suggestions for... Read more
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Island Packet
Outgoing Teacher of the Year Cely Johnson a homegrown talentand Senate. She probably had to add a wall to her house just to hang the plaque
Outgoing Teacher of the Year Cely Johnson a homegrown talent
Island Packet / Posted 3 days ago
and Senate. She probably had to add a wall to her house just to hang the plaques and certificates she received from the state Department of Education, the Foundation for Academic Excellence and the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, among... Read more
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NJ.com
For Newark schools, strange bedfellows could help put state control to resta recent interview. Some suspicions have been fueled by the racial undertones
For Newark schools, strange bedfellows could help put state control to rest
NJ.com / Posted 3 days ago
a recent interview. Some suspicions have been fueled by the racial undertones of a situation involving a white-dominated state Department of Education essentially telling a predominantly black and Latino school district how to educate its... Read more
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Times News
Wolf sets up charter school division within Ed DepartmentHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor is setting up a new charter scho
Wolf sets up charter school division within Ed Department
Times News / Posted 3 days ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor is setting up a new charter schools office within the state Department of Education to improve support and oversight. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday said the Division of Charter Schools will help... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Wood County Schools presents science exam breakdownand instruction for Wood County Schools, presented the numbers at Tuesday's Woo
Wood County Schools presents science exam breakdown
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
and instruction for Wood County Schools, presented the numbers at Tuesday's Wood County Board of Education meeting. The state Department of Education released preliminary 2015-16 numbers for the state's annual General Summative Assessment... Read more
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Orange County Register
Orange County again outperforms state on school testsCounty districts that reached at least 50 percent proficiency in both math and
Orange County again outperforms state on school tests
Orange County Register / Posted 3 days ago
County districts that reached at least 50 percent proficiency in both math and English increased by more than half. The state Department of Education released scores Wednesday from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress... Read more
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The Morning Call
Gov. Tom Wolf seeks more charter school oversightoversight controls on taxpayer-funded charter schools, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesd
Gov. Tom Wolf seeks more charter school oversight
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
oversight controls on taxpayer-funded charter schools, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday established a four-person unit within the state Department of Education to oversee the nontraditional public institutions. It's creation comes after a string of... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
West Virginia projects awarded more than $16 million in fundingsuggestions for school field trip destinations for students in the Mountain Sta
West Virginia projects awarded more than $16 million in funding
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 3 days ago
suggestions for school field trip destinations for students in the Mountain State, Wild, Wonderful West Virginia and the state Department of Education want to hear from you. If you're in the travel and tourism industry and have suggestions for... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Classrooms in Maryland's juvenile facilities to get more technologyclassrooms as part of an ongoing effort to improve the long-beleaguered educati
Classrooms in Maryland's juvenile facilities to get more technology
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
classrooms as part of an ongoing effort to improve the long-beleaguered education system for young offenders. The Maryland State Department of Education announced this week that 300 tablet devices will be available to youths detained in the state's... Read more
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The Daily Record
Maryland Humanities receives $100,000 Library Of Congress grant$100,000 Library Of Congress grant Maryland Humanities, along with partners Ma
Maryland Humanities receives $100,000 Library Of Congress grant
The Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
$100,000 Library Of Congress grant Maryland Humanities, along with partners Maryland Public Television and the Maryland State Department of Education, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Library of Congress through its Teaching with... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama graduates below national average for ACT scores, college readinessgraduates are behind the national average, according to a report released today
Alabama graduates below national average for ACT scores, college readiness
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
graduates are behind the national average, according to a report released today by the college testing organization and the state Department of Education. The average ACT composite score for graduates of Alabama public schools is 18.7 (down from... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Classrooms in Maryland's juvenile facilities to get more technologyclassrooms as part of an ongoing effort to improve the long-beleaguered educati
Classrooms in Maryland's juvenile facilities to get more technology
Baltimore Sun / Posted 4 days ago
classrooms as part of an ongoing effort to improve the long-beleaguered education system for young offenders. The Maryland State Department of Education announced this week that 300 tablet devices will be available to youths detained in the state's... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Free Byrd exhibit coming to Greenbrier, Mercer counties in WVsuggestions for school field trip destinations for students in the Mountain Sta
Free Byrd exhibit coming to Greenbrier, Mercer counties in WV
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 4 days ago
suggestions for school field trip destinations for students in the Mountain State, Wild, Wonderful West Virginia and the state Department of Education want to hear from you. If you're in the travel and tourism industry and have suggestions for... Read more
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