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Is rally for Okla. public schools the best option?

Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the state Capitol March 31 in support of better funding for public schools. A more effective method of making a difference would be if teachers, administrators and parents contacted their state representatives.

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Smithsonian presents “How Things Fly” online series

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access is hosting a free online conference for teachers and students March 12, where experts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will explain the two forces that enable things to fly: lift and thrust.

Edgenuity launches new economics course

The new semester-long course introduces micro- and macroeconomic theory while covering a range of timely topics, from the characteristics of different economic models to the intersection of government and business.

BoomWriter introduces common core-aligned ELA lesson plans

Teaching and learning app BoomWriter now features Common Core-aligned English Language Arts lesson plans. The lesson plans are free for teachers to use and cover a range of grades.

N.J. district saves green on energy

The Ridgewood district has already reaped at least $55,000 in energy savings for the 2013-14 school year, based on the calculations of an energy conservation company.

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HB Construction lands $35 million New Mexico project

HB Construction will soon begin work on a $35.1 million addition and renovation of Bernalillo High School.

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Plans approved for new Trenton High School

The Schools Development Authority in New Jersey approved a revised plan that paves the way for the construction of a new Trenton Central High School.

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California district’s kindergarten day extension adds 54 days of instruction

Roseville City School District plans to roll out extended-day kindergarten across all 14 of its elementary campuses next school year, the result of a successful pilot program and changing curriculum standards.

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Boston school budget would cut jobs, reduce bus service

Superintendent John McDonough is presenting a balanced budget for the next school year that looks to cut about 120 central office positions and slash bus rides for seventh- and eighth-graders. The change would affect more than 4,500 students.

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Call to consolidate districts in Vermont

A proposal being developed by the House Education committee would encourage schools to form larger districts in the next few years. The proposal would replace all the local school boards in the new district with one single board.

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