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After 24 years, Washington state charter school law stands. After 24 years, Washington state charter school law stands.
SEATTLE (AP) — A state high court decision upholding the Washington state charter school system marks the end of a decades-long political fight over the publicly funded, privately run schools. Washington in 2012 was one of the last states to set up a charter school law, though it was among the first to try to institute the education model. Fierce fighting to set up the schools have spanned t...
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Maryland Offers Climate Change Education for Leaders. Maryland Offers Climate Change Education for Leaders.
The effects of climate change are evident throughout the nation, and in Maryland, which has nearly as much shoreline as California, these impacts are particularly apparent. Over the past 100 years, the state has lost 13 Chesapeake Bay islands to a foot of relative sea level rise. For farmers on the Eastern Shore, a peninsula between the Bay and the Atlantic Ocean where agriculture dominates the...
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Another Advantage for Wealthy Students. Another Advantage for Wealthy Students.
AFFLUENT STUDENTS HAVE major advantages when it comes to K-12 education: Among them, better teachers, more access to advanced courses, resources for counselors and a variety of extracurricular activities, which when combined can lead to higher high school graduation and college-going rates than their poorer peers. Now those wealthy students can add to that list another advantage their less affl...
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State stiffed city schools $7 million. State stiffed city schools $7 million.
State Education Department officials accidentally stiffed city public schools out of $7 million in federal funding, Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia said Friday. The mistake was made as part of a larger foul-up in which state education officials accidentally diverted $12 million in federal money away from school districts across New York, Elia explained. Most of the money that was dive...
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Colburn school exam results annulled after inquiry Colburn school exam results annulled after inquiry
Exam results at a North Yorkshire primary school have been thrown out due to "maladministration". Year six pupils at Colburn Community Primary School had part of their Key Stage 2 Sats results annulled after a local authority investigation. The inquiry, which led to the writing assessments being thrown out, was carried out after concerns were raised by the Standards and Testing Agency. St...
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Number of secondary pupils in England to rise 15% by 2027 Number of secondary pupils in England to rise 15% by 2027
There will be over 400,000 more pupils in England's state secondary schools by the year 2027, new forecasts indicate. Secondary pupil numbers are expected to rise by 14.7% over the next 10 years, the Department for Education projects. The rise is fuelled by a baby boom in the early 2000s that is making its way through the education system. School leaders say the projections highlight the ...
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Iowa Early Childhood Center Gets Learning Garden Iowa Early Childhood Center Gets Learning Garden
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — In a backyard garden at the Clark Early Childhood Center, Ayden Smith, 4, removed a sunflower from a container, then placed it in a hole before covering the plant with some fresh soil. "I don't know if Ayden really cares that much about gardening," Charity Smith said while watching her mohawk-haired grandson. "I think he just enjoys playing with dirt and getting messy." ...
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Special Education Students On the Rise Special Education Students On the Rise
The number of students receiving special education in public schools is rising, with about 13 percent of all students receiving such instruction, according to a recent study. A Department of Education report, titled the Condition of Education 2018, states the number of students aged 3 to 21 receiving special education services increased from 6.6 million to 6.7 million from the 2014-2015 school ...
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Making the Case for Liberal Arts Making the Case for Liberal Arts
It's no surprise that much of the conversation at gatherings of university officials these days is about how to prove the value of the liberal arts, once at the core of higher education and now among its most embattled branches. After all, enrollment in history, philosophy, literature and other majors considered to come under the umbrella of the liberal arts has been falling for decades. Colleg...
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PASADENA PLAYHOUSE THROWS ‘BLOCK PARTY’ TO CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL PARTNERSHIP. PASADENA PLAYHOUSE THROWS ‘BLOCK PARTY’ TO CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL PARTNERSHIP.
PASADENA, CA (April 12, 2018) – Pasadena Playhouse – State Theatre of California – is celebrating its Centennial in partnership with the Playhouse District Association on Saturday, June 9 with an all day Playhouse Block Party from 12-noon to 10 p.m. on El Molino Avenue at Colorado Blvd. All of Southern California is invited to attend and participate – enjoying live music, performances, interact...
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