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Microsoft vs Apple: The Back-to-School Battle
In August, a new academic year begins and many—like me—are looking for a new a personal computer. The Macs seem to be a popular choice, according to statistics; and until this year Apple had a very enticing Back to School offer: a free iPod Touch with the purchase of a Macbook.
New York City Abandons Teacher Bonus Program
A New York City program that distributed $56 million in performance bonuses to teachers and other school staff members over the last three years will be permanently discontinued, the city Department of Education said on Sunday.
Kansas Education Board Wants State's School Funding Restored
Kansas policymakers are expected to learn in the coming days just how well they did at cutting government spending and collecting revenue in the last fiscal year.
State Senator and Schools Chancellor Team Up to Fight Asthma Rates Among Students
State Sen. Jeff Klein and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott yesterday launched a comprehensive initiative to combat high asthma rates affecting students across the city, especially in the Bronx.
Memphis City Schools to Consider Delaying Start of School Year
The Memphis school board, saying it is tired of being held hostage by the City Council over money, will meet in emergency session today to discuss delaying the start of school until the money starts to flow.
School Discipline Study Raises Fresh Questions
Raising new questions about the effectiveness of school discipline, a report scheduled for release on Tuesday found that 31 percent of Texas students were suspended off campus or expelled at least once during their years in middle and high school — at an average of almost four times apiece.
Los Angeles Schools to Revamp Their Ban on Social Promotion
The nation's second-largest school district officially launched itself once more into an ongoing national debate over social promotion, the practice of moving students to the next grade even when they're academically unprepared.
Report: School Bullying Report Methods Vary Widely
A review of the 10 largest school systems in Massachusetts shows a wide disparity over the methods of tracking bullying reports under a law requiring schools to document every case.