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Council to study extended learning programs at Texas schools

In three-hour extended school day program, students complete homework, join in social development activities and get additional recess time.

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Illinois governor signs law requiring major-injury insurance for school athletes

The new law requires coverage for young people seriously hurt in school-sponsored sports for at least five years or $3 million in benefits, whichever comes first.

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New York City charter schools getting $4.5 million state grant to teach regular public schools

Eight high-performing charter schools in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan will share instructional techniques with traditional district schools starting in September.

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Miami’s food truck craze catches on for school meals

Adapting the national trend for its own use, Miami-Dade County Public Schools first rolled out a food truck last summer as a way to deliver healthy meals to students for free at no cost to the district.

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Princeton (N.J.) schools require headgear for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey

It’s a requirement that school officials hope to introduce in successively higher grades as the years go by, until students in sixth through 12th grades are all wearing headgear during those sports.

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SickWeather offers free outbreak alerts

The alert system is built upon Sickweather's patent-pending process that distills reports of illnesses from social media services like Twitter and Facebook, which was used to identify the early 2012 Flu Season 6 weeks before the CDC.

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Apex High Academy wins first Sanford I. Weill Academy of Excellence Award

The Sanford I. Weill Academy of Excellence Award was established on the occasion of Mr. Weill’s 80th birthday. Mr. Weill, a distinguished banker and financier, founded NAF in 1982 and the organization has grown to over 500 academies in 39 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

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Navasota (TX) IDS to focus on college and career readiness with WIN Learning

The program was first introduced in March when representatives from NISD, the City of Navasota and the Navasota/Grimes County Chamber of Commerce hosted a meeting with local stakeholders to discuss workforce development and ways to educate students and expose them to real world projects to help prepare them for local job opportunities.

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Tools4ever adds several more educational entities to its roster

Tools4ever’s implemented solutions include Self Service Password Reset Management (SSPRM), Enterprise Single Sign-on Manager (E-SSOM) and User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA).

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Muskegon Superintendent Jon Felske decides to stay, declining Lakeshore school job

Courted heavily by the Lakeshore Public Schools in Stevensonville, south of St. Joseph, and offered its superintendent position, Muskegon Public Schools Superintendent Jon Felske has decided to stay in Muskegon.

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