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Study: Wealthier districts raise more private money

10/22/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Nonprofit groups led by parents and community leaders have more than quadrupled the money they have raised for education between 1995 and 2010, according to a national study. Data also show that wealt… Read More

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Ireland schools' breakfast clubs feeding a need

10/21/2014

  • Irish Times (Dublin), The

Officials at one Irish school have reported a 40% increase in participation in a school breakfast club since 2005 -- a spike that is attributed to the recession and other factors. The clubs are appear… Read More

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Kan. education board considers clarifying discipline policy

10/15/2014

  • KSNT-TV (Topeka, Kan.)

The Kansas State Board of Education is considering clarifying a disciplinary policy that allows school staff to restrain students who cause a disturbance. The board will vote next month whether to cha… Read More

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How students' pets can fit into lessons that engage, excite

10/21/2014

  • Scholastic.com

North Carolina kindergarten teacher Brian Smith suggests using students' pets as the topic of classroom lessons -- an approach he has found helped students open up, plus learn about responsibility and… Read More

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News in international education

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Australian state launches literacy, maths action plan

10/20/2014

  • Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

In more than 300 struggling government, Catholic and independent schools in New South Wales, Australia, educators are implementing a five-year literacy and maths action plan that already is demonstrat… Read More

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Okla. education board approves new exam vendor

10/19/2014

  • Tulsa World (Okla.)

The Oklahoma State Board of Education has approved a $3.4 million no-bid contract with Measured Progress to administer winter standardized tests to students. The company won the bid after CTB McGraw-H… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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N.C. law schools retool curricula amid tough job market

10/21/2014

  • Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

Faced with dwindling enrollment and a tough job market, law schools in North Carolina are revamping their programs. Elon University in Greensboro has shortened its three-year program by six months and… Read More