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One dollar eTextbooks coming to districts this fall

Teachers will have full access for themselves and their students at home and at school to the complete text, reinforcement exercises, video, audio, and assessments using conventional computers and other electronic devices, such as iPads and smart Phones.

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Council for Economic Education introduces Common Core resource for teachers

This easy-to-use online tool will be a helpful resource to teachers as they incorporate the Common Core into their lesson planning for the first time.

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Student Success Act heads to the Senate

States and school districts could win some authority back from the federal government under a controversial update to the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act (ESEA) passed in July by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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K12 professional associations adapt to survive

Professional associations have a reputation for being averse to both change and risk, but they have started to look ahead and almost start from scratch to attract more diverse members and retain the ones they have.

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Perceived risk leaps onto school playgrounds

Some schools buying new playground equipment are allowing for “perceived risk”—meaning, students sense some danger as they climb, slide and leap, but the chance of serious injury remains low.

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Decade of recovery in New Orleans schools

Over the past 10 years, New Orleans schools have gone from being some of the lowest performing in the country to becoming a working laboratory for a bold experiment in restructuring an urban public school system.

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Police and punishment: Strategic alternatives for schools

Instead of sending students to the principal’s office or worse—calling police into classrooms to deal with disorderly conduct—schools can equip their teachers with tools proven to create safe, supportive learning environments and defuse disruption.

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On Topic: Terry Holiday talks about turning around schools in Kentucky

Having come up through the ranks, from band director and assistant principal to principal, superintendent, and, in 2009, to Kentucky’s commissioner of education, Holliday has seen first-hand how schools and districts can get on track for success.

Family can sue school over suicide, Del. high court says

The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that a couple has sufficient grounds to sue a school district, high school, and school counselor for the 2009 suicide of their 16-year-old grandson.

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Fourteen Navajo Nation school board members to be removed

Edison Wauneka, executive director of the Navajo Election Administration, stepped down as president of the school's board of trustees on Friday after he was found to be in violation of the Navajo Nation Code and its 2012 amendments.

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