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Texas legislator touts new law protecting Christmas in schools

Just in time for the holidays, Texas is making sure everyone remembers that wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in its public schools — and conservatives are hoping similar measures will gain momentum across America.

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Hundreds blast Newark superintendent during rally for schools

Some 200 advocates marched to the Newark Public Schools offices and to City Hall in a rally organized by Newark Student Union, New Jersey Communities United, and local unions to spotlight the failing policies of Superintendent Cami Anderson and state officials who have control over the district.

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California schools fear losing millions for low-income students

Major California school districts fear they will be shortchanged millions of dollars in funding for their low-income students under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes every year.

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Newtown massacre prompts more vigilance in schools and elsewhere

Many towns in Connecticut and beyond began taking a closer look at their own security after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last Dec. 14. This increased vigilance is on full view just 25 miles from Newtown in Fairfield, where the local police have found new ways to help schools and the community at large thwart potential violence.

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At Philly governor's office, 100 press for fair funding formula for schools

More than a hundred students, teachers, parents, community members and labor activists rallied Monday at Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's Philadelphia office, demanding an equitable education funding formula.

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To get kids exercising, schools are becoming creative

Fifty-six percent of parents say their elementary school kids are getting just one or two days of physical education a week, according to a poll NPR conducted in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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A ‘Day of Action’ to protest Chicago school closings

A couple hundred parents, students, and teachers braved the frigid night air on Monday to deliver their holiday wish list to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn: stop school closings, end the privatization of neighborhood public schools, and eliminate mayoral control of the school board.

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McGraw-Hill Education expands efforts to ensure a fully interoperable future for the education technology industry

A contributing member of the IMS and an advocate for open standards, McGraw-Hill Education aims to make its content open and searchable to anyone and to help make education technology more seamless and flexible for instructors and students everywhere.

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Struggling students in Hoke County Schools achieve significant gains after using the Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant programs

The rural district joins a distinguished group of 35 National Reference Site schools and districts in the United States and Canada that exemplify the outstanding use of the online reading programs.

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Performance Matters Assessment and Data Management Solution named a Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product by District Administration Magazine

Performance Matters’ integrated product line correlates and analyzes performance data from multiple sources, and turns that data into actionable information to improve instruction and student learning.

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