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"Pink Slime" Gets Thumbs Down From Maine Education Dept.

The Maine Department of Education said it will no longer buy beef that contains Lean Finely Textured Beef, a cheap beef product known in the meat industry as "pink slime." It is used to bulk up hamburger patties and other ground beef products.

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Lincolnwood Ill. School District 74 Superintendent Resigns; Assistant Superintendent Retires

A week after Lincolnwood voters soundly rejected spending $25 million on a new school, the superintendent and another top administrator have left their positions.

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Schools That Mean Business

National competitiveness is the topic of the moment, but so much of the debate about it is conducted at 35,000 feet, at the policy level. In late March, I visited a place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where change is happening on the ground.

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N.Y. Schools, Taxpayers Wary of Tax Cap Budget Hits

The proposed New York state budget being voted on in Albany this week includes the biggest increase in school funding in years.

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Merrill Wis. School District to Hire Interim Superintendent

An interim superintendent will lead Merrill Area Public Schools for another school year as the School Board continues its search for a permanent top administrator.

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Rate of Autism Diagnoses Has Climbed, Study Finds

The likelihood of a child’s being given a diagnosis of autism, Asperger syndrome or a related disorder increased more than 20 percent from 2006 to 2008, according to a report released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Autism Awareness Month Professional Library Giveaway from Brookes Publishing

To support professionals and parents committed to helping children with autism thrive, Brookes Publishing Co. is holding giveaways of professional libraries during Autism Awareness Month in April. 

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Learning First Alliance Welcomes New Board Member Jim Kohlmoos

The Learning First Alliance welcomes Jim Kohlmoos to its Board of Directors. Kohlmoos recently became executive director of the National Association of State Boards of Education. 

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Optimum Solution Corporation Scores Again With N.Y. State Regents

In the year since the New York State Board of Regents issued a mandate that all student Regents answer sheets be scanned, recorded and maintained electronically, Optimum Solutions Corporation’s Regents Scanning Solution has seen extraordinary growth in the number of N.Y. schools utilizing the scoring tool.


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Schoology Announced as 2012 CODiE Award Finalist in Three Education Categories

Schoology, the innovative learning management platform that combines course management with secure social networking, was announced as a finalist for the prestigious CODiE Awards given by the Software & Information Industry Association. 

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