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One-room Montana School Also One-student School

At a time when many schools are concerned about overcrowded classrooms, the Sunset school in this ranching community has a different problem — keeping its lone student at her desk so it can remain open.

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Are Virtual Schools Right for K12?

It's a Tuesday morning in January, and seventh-grader Katerina Christhilf is learning algebra. But it's no ordinary class. This one takes place entirely online, led by a teacher a few miles away.

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School Lunches to Have More Veggies, Whole Grains

The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings — including the always popular pizza — will come with less sodium, more whole grains and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side.

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Repeal School Financing Law, Iowa Gov. Says

A law that requires the Legislature to establish a state limit on public school spending 18 months in advance should be repealed, Gov. Terry Branstad said this morning.

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Financial Improprieties Alleged at All-girl Charters

A New York City charter school network has told parents that it is a victim of theft by “a senior member of the finance and operations department,” who it said used the network’s credit card to spend tens of thousands of dollars on personal items.

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Fla. Parent Trigger Bills Would Allow Parents to Fire Teachers

Two bills in the Florida legislature would give parents overarching power to demand sweeping changes at low-performing schools.

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Turnitin Recognized for Product Innovation and Impact on Education

iParadigms, creators of Turnitin and the leader in originality checking and online grading, has been named the winner of the eSchool Media 2012 Readers’ Choice Award and the 2011 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award.

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Student Assessment Scores Rise by Almost 50% with School Improvement Network

Humansville R-VI School District in Missouri is experiencing an explosion in student achievement with student math proficiency scores increasing from a 26.9 percent proficiency rate to 40.1 percent with the help of PD 360.

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Lexia Learning Wins Prestigious Awards

Lexia Learning announced that its Lexia Reading software program was honored with three significant awards from District Administration, eSchool News and EdTech Digest.

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Vernier’s New Lab Books Integrate Scientific Data-Collection Technology

Investigating Biology through Inquiry and Organic Chemistry with Vernier use real-world data to teach students key scientific concepts.

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