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Ready Mathematics program expanded by Curriculum Associates

Curriculum Associates has expanded its Ready Mathematics program to include a student "Practice and Problem Solving Book," as well as online Math Center Activities for grades 2–5, to help students further develop conceptual understanding, problem-solving strategies and procedural fluency.

Wake schools considers enrollment caps for nine schools in 2015-2016

Faced with a growing student population, nine overcrowded schools have been identified for possible limits on enrollment by Wake County school administrators in North Carolina while school planners also suggested keeping enrollment caps in place at 10 other schools.

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N.J. bill to study allowing teens to start school day later set to be heard

State lawmakers are scheduled to take up a proposed bill that would require the state to study whether to allow teens to stay in bed longer on school days.

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Local board in Minn. to hear $97.5 million long-range facilities plan

Big changes may be coming to the buildings and facilities of Stillwater Area Public Schools with a possible price tag of nearly $100 million. A long-range facilities planning committee will present changes to almost all of the district’s buildings — including options to build a new elementary school and to expand the high school.

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New California project combines elementary school with housing

 A West Oakland charter school is partnering with an affordable housing developer to combine academics and apartments by building a new $9.5 million elementary school that will be finished in time for classes next fall.

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Study outlines options for cost savings in Okla.'s school districts

Oklahoma's school districts can redirect more funding to teachers and classrooms by streamlining and consolidating administrative costs, offering parents more choices for their children and eliminating waste, according to a state study. A proposed bill would have consolidated administrative spending for over 200 Oklahoma schools, resulting in more than $35 million in savings.

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Intel Security and Discovery Education launch “Think Before You Link” program

Intel Security, in partnership with Discovery Education, debuted the Intel Security Digital Safety Program, a three-year national education initiative designed to teach children to make safer decisions when using the internet. The cybersecurity initiative will equip educators, students and parents with the tools they need to be confident, safe digital citizens.

Indianapolis plan would close magnet school, shift other programs

Key Learning Community, one of Indianapolis Public School's most famous schools, would shut down and four others would see dramatic changes to their offerings under a plan presented to the school board.

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Puyallup School District sees looming crisis in school overcrowding

The growing Puyallup School District, already home to 231 portable classrooms, is facing an increasing perennial space crunch. Puyallup voters have rejected new school construction bonds in recent years. Board members also seem reluctant to consider more drastic options, such as double-shifting or year-round school.

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Six Baltimore City schools set to close

By the end of this school year, six city schools will shut their doors for good. It’s a cost-cutting plan designed to save the district millions and free up money to renovate dozens of other schools.

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