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Indiana: Eastern Howard Schools School District Beefs Up Drug Test Policies

Students in a central Indiana school district who test positive for drug use could lose the right to participate in extracurricular activities and be forced to undergo counseling as part of changes to the district's drug testing policy.

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Opinion: Ed Schools vs. Education

If our kids learned as much in school as Canadian kids do, we'd increase our gross domestic product by about $50 trillion over the next 80 years, estimates Eric Hanushek of the Hoover Institution.

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Race To The Top Competition Opens To School Districts For New Grants To Close Achievement Gap

Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the Top competition to school districts on Sunday, inviting the poorest districts across the country to vie for almost $400 million in grants.

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Technology Will Generate Benefits and Challenges for Schools

With 20 percent of American school children attending rural schools, access to computers and high speed Internet at home is becoming a necessity for students out-of-reach of public libraries and public computer labs.

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New $56M Phoenixville Area Middle School Ready to Open

After two years of construction, the final crunch is coming for the new Phoenixville Area Middle School with school staff set to move in for work Aug. 20 and the students’ first day just a week after that.

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Brentwood School District to Introduce Mobile Learning Devices this School Year

Brentwood students from kindergarten through middle school will get to explore the educational potential of iPads and the unlimited apps this academic year.

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Colorado's First TCAP Scores Show Small Gains, Writing Dip, Growth

Small statewide gains and a couple of curious declines marked the inaugural 2012 results of TCAP — the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program — that, for the most part, continued a flat performance trend from the CSAP test it replaced.

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Hoover High School Launches eBook Library

Students at Hoover High School will have a powerful new resource at their disposal when classes resume later this month.

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New Michigan Department of Ed Rule Impacts Berkley School District

The Berkley School District is working to respond to a new Michigan Department of Education requirement for schools with large gaps in performance that could result in a number of student transfers within the district.

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Most Houston-Area School Districts Fail U.S. Standards

Nearly all the school districts and some elite schools in the Greater Houston area failed to meet tougher federal academic targets this year, confusing parents, frustrating educators and prompting calls for changes to the No Child Left Behind law.

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