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Brightpoint Literacy Announces a $500 Classroom Grant to Increase Achievement of Struggling Readers

To be eligible for Brightpoint Literacy's new $500 Classroom Literacy Mini Grant, educators must complete a short online application stating how they would use $500 of Brightpoint Literacy products to improve the reading ability of struggling students. The application must be received by Oct. 14. The winner will be announced Oct. 31.

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Voice of the Educator Wants to Hear From You

If you’re being asked to reduce costs and increase results, or to rethink the delivery of education for your classroom, school or district, the Software & Information Industry Association wants to hear from you! Complete our 3-minute survey to help software developers understand the “New Normal” for preK-12 education as you’re experiencing it. You’ll help software companies create solutions that better meet your needs and you’ll be entered into a random drawing for a free $50 gift card to Best Buy.

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Wake (N.C.) School Board Race Reaches New Political Heights

With Wake County having experienced exponential growth and debate raging over school assignment policy, the campaigns for five seats on the Wake County Board of Educationhave gone into overdrive.

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Organizing Parent 'Unions' in Florida

Parents unhappy with their children’s schools are using labor union tactics to build support for charter schools, according to a story by the Associated Press.

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Big Banks Blames for Minneapolis' School Funding Cuts

A Twin Cities neighborhood action group is blaming big banks for costing Minneapolis schools millions in state funding. The group, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change(NOC), linked home foreclosures to per-pupil funding.

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Report Finds Cyber and Hybrid Schools Save Pennsylvanians

The Commonwealth Foundation released Monday a comprehensive report on Pennsylvania cyber schools and blended learning programs that conclusively found that these public school alternatives save children's education while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

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Parents Don't Change, but Children Do

Parent involvement touches all aspects of education, affecting children, teachers and schools. Groups of people get together to agree disagreeably, and invent ways to encourage more of it. As a teacher, I know only what I see, and from what I see, the whole debate seems a little pointless.

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Delaware State Mistake Means Change in Partnership Zone Schools

Secretary of Education Lillian Lowery today told the state’s superintendents that the department made a mistake in its list of worst-achieving schools.

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Oswego (Ill.) Schools to Consider Sex Ed Beyond Abstinence-only

If you’re a teenager in the Fox Valley hoping to learn about condom use and other contraceptives, you’d better hope you attend a school outside of Oswego.

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CNN Study: Schoolyard Bullies Not Just Preying on the Weak

A new study commissioned by CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°" found that the stereotype of the schoolyard bully preying on the weak doesn't reflect reality in schools.

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