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Voters Approve Ballot Question Calling For SRC To Be Abolished

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Voters last week approved a ballot question calling for the School Reform Commission to be abolished, and control of the district returned to the city. 115 more words

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How poetry can help autistic children

How Poetry Helps Autistic Children Learn – Article  (Click to read this article)

As a follower of the brilliant Sir Ken Robinson’s Facebook page, I recently read an article he shared on how poetry is being used in one particular classroom to inspire autistic children to learn. 60 more words

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New City Website Shows Taxpayers' Effects Of Proposed School Funding Program

By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Mayor Michael Nutter says a new city website will show taxpayers precisely how they would be affected under his plan to fund Philadelphia schools. 139 more words

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State budget squeeze pushes college students deeper in debt

After the big economic crunch, many states of the US have recovered from the crisis, giving bailout packages and subsidies, to adjust the temporary economic shortfall. 619 more words

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Sixth-Grader Told She Can't Use Bible Verse In Class Assignment Stirs Controversy

Las Vegas, Nev. (CBS LAS VEGAS) — A Nevada sixth-grader who wanted to include the John 3:16 Bible verse into an “All About Me” PowerPoint presentation was told by her teacher and school administrators to remove the religious passage. 412 more words

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Anniston school board closes two elementary schools in heated vote

ANNISTON, Ala. (WIAT) — Tempers flared in Anniston Thursday night. The Anniston City Schools Board of Education voted to consolidate elementary schools — closing two of them. 324 more words

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Teachers Make Addressing Student Poverty a Priority

Family stress and poverty rank highest as barriers to students’ academic success according to a new survey of the 2015 State Teachers of the Year — and Connecticut educators agree. 270 more words

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