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What We Can Learn from Finland's Education System

We've all heard plenty about how students in several Asian nations continually outperform their U.S. counterparts on international tests for science, reading, and — especially — math. There is only one Western nation near the top of those rankings year after year, and Finland is an intriguing case.

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LA Fund for Public Ed Launches Campaign to Support Arts Ed

The LA Fund for Public Education today announced the launch of "Arts Matter," a first of its kind, citywide public art exhibition and fundraising campaign to revitalize arts education in the nation's second largest public school system.

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Microsoft Helps to Boost Technology Education

The Association for Computing Machinery projects an increase of about 150,000 computer jobs every year for the next 15 years or more. To help bridge the gap between the need for qualified workers in software, programming, systems analysis, and other areas, and the number of available people, Microsoft is chipping in with money and volunteers, by asking company employees to commit to teaching computer science in a high school for at least one year.

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Education, Health Spending Outgrowing GDP

Public expenditure on education at 19 percent and health at 17.5 percent grew faster than GDP which expanded at 15.3 percent during the period between 2003-04 and 2010-11, rating agency Crisil said in a note today.

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Fluctuation of School Enrollment Brings Headaches

At 7:30 a.m., the halls at Murrayville Elementary mimic a tiny city. Backpack-laden students flow in all directions, with teachers stationed along the way to direct and redirect as needed.

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Schools Will Use MCAS Data for Teacher Evaluations

Administrators have spent months understanding and planning for the state’s new teacher evaluation system that, for many districts, goes into effect this school year – and the Massachusetts Department of Education has matched those efforts with accompanying updated technology.

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Austintown School Board Hears Complaints on Speaking Policy

How the Austintown Board of Education conducts the public comment portion of its meetings has become a major point of contention over the past several months.

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School District Continues Search for Cheaper, Cleaner Energy for Buildings

The Stow-Munroe Falls School District is still looking for ways to save money by cutting costs with energy.

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Wyoming Moves Closer to School Rating System

Wyoming is moving closer to the state Legislature’s goal of holding schools accountable for student learning.

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NJ's Second Largest School District Says Parents Taking Pass on Free Student Breakfasts

Days after a report by a nonprofit cited Jersey City's school district as an "underachiever" for not serving free or reduced-price school breakfasts to 82 percent of its eligible students, district officials are placing the blame squarely on parents.

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