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United Way of Cascade County sets campaign goal at $1.1 million

With the money raised in last year’s campaign, United Way supports 34 local nonprofit programs and invests in community impact work to improve education and increase ... (Photo: United Way photo) “We ... read more

Sparking Interest In Science: Kids Learn To Build And Launch Rockets Ahead Of ‘Energy Day’

A class from the school visiting the museum participated in a lesson to help them appreciate science at a young age and experience the subject in a hands-on activity ... does a lot of different ... read more

Childhood Obesity: Most U.S. Schools Don’t Require P.E. Class or Recess

Too many kids weigh too much, but too few states and schools require recess or follow recommended guidelines for physical education ... 20 minutes a day and a full 64% had no recess policy at all. Tha... read more

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Arts Education: Maybe Different Kids Should Go To Different Schools

I would have much rather done more math problems. But lots of kids love arts education, and its presence makes them more much interested in school and learning. There's just no reason we should be try... read more

For 10 years, parents paid to opt out of volunteering. The problem: It's illegal.

“There are a lot of parents ... that left public schools severely overcrowded. Designed to feel like a traditional public school system, it also collaborated with area colleges and universities and to... read more

Oklahoma schools unsure impact of medical marijuana law

Officials with the state Department of Education ... no connection in increased teenage marijuana use following passage of state medical marijuana laws. Towne said the Edmond school district drug test... read more

UPDATE: Evacuation order lifted for businesses near Box Elder ammo supplier

schools to cancel outdoor activities and several area roads to close. The threat from exploding bullets sent people in the area racing for cover, but no one was injured. The business — Ultramax Ammuni... read more

Flucas resigns from school board:

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Board of Education member Vanessa Flucas is stepping down from her duties. The school board also voted to increase taxes. Flucas announced her departure Tuesday evening during the ... read more

Only Two Weeks Left to Nominate High School Students for Sallie Mae’s $25,000 College Scholarship

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Only two weeks remain for local community ... community service, or school activities, but whose financial circumstances or other obstacles in life may not allow him or her to pursu... read more

New penalties in place for youth caught vaping in Park Ridge

Collins said the aim of the ordinance is more on providing education than imposing a fine. "I think there's an impression that [vaping] is a lot safer ... encountered middle school-age kids with e-cig... read more

School board votes to limit Fiesta de Santa Fe presentations

The new policy allows people costumed as conquistadors, Franciscan missionaries and other members of each year’s Fiesta Court to visit only those classes that study ... standing practice of public sch... read more

Education chief Betsy DeVos visits Stoneman Douglas, but some students unhappy

When the nation’s education chief showed up Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a lot of students were less than impressed ... a leader in the student movement for stricter gun control. ... read more

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