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Fla. district to launch program for at-risk boys

7/31/2014

  • Tampa Tribune (Fla.), The

A Florida school district has announced plans to launch a dropout prevention program for male students who have had prior arrests and other issues. Officials say the pilot program would be operated in… Read More

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Shanghai students rank highest on international financial-literacy test

7/29/2014

  • Shanghai Daily (China)

Students in Shanghai ranked highest in an assessment of their financial-literacy skills, according to recent testing affiliated with the Programme for International Student Assessment. However, offici… Read More

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Miss. education board seeks $370M budget increase

7/30/2014

  • Mississippi Public Broadcasting

The Mississippi State Board of Education approved a $2.8 billion budget plan last week to run the state's public school system for the 2016 fiscal year. The plan represents a 14.5% increase -- nearly … Read More

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Bible distribution to students ends in S.D. district

7/31/2014

  • Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (tiered subscription model)

A South Dakota school district no longer will allow Gideons International to distribute pocket-sized Bibles to fifth-grade students. The school board voted to end the practice after the district recei… Read More

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News in international education

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Japanese teacher finds success in US-style maths lessons

7/29/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A Japanese educator became a well-respected and successful maths teacher after adopting US-style approaches that focus less on rote memorisation and more on dynamic, student-led learning. However, as … Read More

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A formula for success in any profession

7/29/2014

  • Careerealism.com

You are almost guaranteed to be successful if you invest in your education, find a mentor and study the career paths of leaders in your field, Ryan Niessen writes. "[I]f you have big dreams, but you  Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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Pa. community college receives $1M donation for library renovations

7/31/2014

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A real estate developer has donated $1 million to Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania to renovate and expand the school's library. The gift from Robert Heaton, who did not attend the schoo… Read More