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A new kit, supporting Common Core State Standards, helps educators address misinformation

The Parent Institute has done the work for principals and teachers who are in the best position to help parents understand the standards but often don't have the time to identify what parents don't know and create a communication plan

New football playoff system set to kick off in Massachusetts

For the 291 football-playing MIAA schools, this is definitely a new year. An October 2012 vote created a state-wide playoff system, and after months of fine-tuning, it’s ready to roll. The format will increase the number of playoff participants and reduce the number of Super Bowls.

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Will Utah’s school grading system erode support for public schools?

Parents should care deeply about Utah’s new school grading system, educators say, but not because it shows which schools are excelling and which schools are failing. Rather, it is proof that a decades-old movement to privatize America’s public schools is making serious headway in Utah.

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Education chief: Maybe start school later in the day

A later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying the first bell, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday. School districts would still be free to set their own start times, Duncan insisted, but pointed to research that backs up his comments that rested students are ready students.

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New to Syracuse, principal hopes to turn around a struggling school

As the new principal of Danforth Middle School on the Syracuse's south side, Dr. Ronardo Reeves is one of six out-of-town educators hired as principals in Syracuse this year.

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New Pennsylvania school caters to kids with autism

On Wednesday, A Step Up Academy, a new K1 school in Jenkintown, Pa. catering to the needs of children with autism, opened its doors. There are currently just two students enrolled.

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Georgia district mulls placing rifles in school offices

A school system in north Georgia is considering a proposal that would allow district police to store rifles in school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.

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The wrong kind of education reform

High-stakes teacher accountability, merit pay, shuttering “failing” schools—are believed to be essential if public schools are ever going to get better. And these maxims underlie the commitment to charter schools and vouchers.

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Bretford ships new cart and rollers for iOS devices

Introduced earlier this year, these products are designed for use in schools, training facilities and other professional organizations with large deployments of iOS devices.

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Midfield (Ala.) schools adopt new technology to help students report bullying, other problems

The district has added a new communications tool, called Anonymous Alerts, which allows students to use their Internet-connected devices and mobile apps to communicate with school officials.

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