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9/6/2011

9/6/2011
Henkel is teaming up with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit organization founded by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation working to combat childhood obesity, to launch the Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit program. Henkel will give schools across America the opportunity to win $30,000 through the Henkel Helps program to improve the health and fitness equipment, resources and services available to students.
9/6/2011
On several occasions over the last few years, A.J. Duffy sat in a conference room with the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times and expounded on the evils of charter schools, the value of teachers union contracts that included pages and pages of extensive work rules, the importance of the teacher seniority system and the nefarious intentions of those who sought to streamline the firing of bad teachers.
9/6/2011
The state has thrown out the test scores of a top-performing Los Angeles school and of the highest-scoring campus in the nationally known Green Dot charter group after cheating was uncovered involving several teachers. Short Avenue Elementary in Del Rey and Animo Leadership Charter High School in Inglewood were barred from receiving academic rankings released last week by the California Department of Education. That action deprived the schools of the state rating that has become the key figure used by parents and officials to judge campuses in California.
9/6/2011
In recognition of Labor Day, we'd like to draw your attention to a new campaign that focuses on the work that teachers do, and the ubiquity of their influence.
9/6/2011
WASHINGTON -- In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help boost sagging membership and help revive union strength. Now labor faces this reality: Public employee unions are in a drawn-out fight for their very survival in Wisconsin, Ohio and other states where GOP lawmakers have curbed collective bargaining rights. Also, many union leaders are grousing that the president they worked so hard to elect has not focused enough on job creation and other bold plans to get their members back to work.
9/6/2011
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) ? The Iowa Department of Education is instituting a new anti-bullying policy in select schools this year that it eventually plans to take statewide. The move by the Iowa Department of Education follows a report by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that showed Iowa school districts, on average, reported less than 2 percent of their students had been bullied in any given year since the state passed its anti-bullying law in 2007. National averages are 30 percent of more, the newspaper (http://bit.ly/qmpeas ) said.
9/6/2011
Classrooms are festooned with college pennants. Hallway placards proclaim: ?No Excuses!? Students win prizes for attendance, and pore over math problems with newly hired tutors. They start classes earlier and end later than their neighbors; some return to school on Saturdays. If these new mores at Lee High School, long one of Houston?s most troubled campuses, make it seem like one of those intense charter schools, that?s no accident.
9/6/2011
Dr. Young Woo Kang shares his life lessons to help others overcome adversity and prepare for a better future in "Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Glory: Think Globally and Act Locally
9/6/2011
CTEX Publications announces they have recently partnered with Christian Cooper, CFA, FRM to offer a comprehensive Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Exam Preparation Course.
9/6/2011
iParadigms, the leader in plagiarism prevention software, announced a new study titled ?The Ethics of Self-Plagiarism,? which offers a definition of self-plagiarism and how the reuse and repurposing of research by its originator can run afoul of copyright guidelines and fair use provisions.
9/6/2011
Wednesday morning, on the first day of the new school year at St. Paul?s Roman Catholic School in East Harlem, Gertrude Zagarella expects to arrive, as always, at 7:05. By 7:45, the children ? mostly Hispanic, black and poor ? will be done with breakfast, and then it is Ms. Zagarella?s responsibility to lead all the students, from kindergartners to eighth graders, into the gym for morning prayers.
9/6/2011
A task that once took weeks can now be done in a few seconds thanks to new technology in place in the Moffat County School District. Alpine Achievement stores information teachers can use to hone in on student needs in the classroom. ?This is just a wonderful piece to make our work more effective and more efficient on a day-to-day basis,? assistant superintendent Brent Curtice said.
9/6/2011
As schools open across Minnesota on Tuesday, the tough economic times will be more noticeable to students, teachers -- and soon, taxpayers. In November, a record 133 school districts say they'll ask taxpayers to support referendums to ward off cuts that have condensed class schedules, provoked higher pay-to-play fees and forced schools to resort to in-school advertising to make ends meet.

9/2/2011

9/2/2011
Alec Baldwin, star of NBC's "30 Rock," says sports are important for kids and communities and he's backing it up. The Syracuse Post-Standard reports the actor dropped by Camillus (kuh-MIHL'-us), N.Y., and donated $25,000 to the Northrop family on Wednesday to help save the West Genesee School District's modified sports teams. Baldwin's mother and sister live in Camillus, outside Syracuse.
9/2/2011
Dane County deputies say 16 school buses had their tires slashed, making them inoperable on the first day of school. Sheriff's deputies responded to a call Thursday morning of vandalism at the First Student Bus Service in the town of Christiana. They found that 54 tires had been slashed. The sheriff's office says the estimated cost of the damage is $18,900. Authorities ask that anyone with information come forward. The buses serve the Cambridge/Deerfield School District.

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