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A showdown on Common Core testing in California

When it comes to education policy, California and the Obama administration have gotten along about as well as the Clantons and the Earp brothers. They've clashed over teacher evaluations, Race to the Top grants, you name it. Now, the switch to the new Common Core curriculum could prove to be their O.K. Corral.

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Building schools designed to succeed

Kids across America have just headed back to school. Unfortunately, many of them may be greeted by worn-out desks and broken chairs. More than three-quarters of U.S. schools are in need of repairs.

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Teaching Tolerance magazine examines how to end bullying behavior

The issue also examines how after the tragic Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin, an unlikely partnership has formed between one of the victims' sons and a former skinhead. "The Sikh and the Skinhead" examines how the two joined forces to educate students and fight hate in the classroom.

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Young adults with Autism Hollywood bound

Monday marked yet another milestone for Exceptional Minds’ first graduating class of 2014, a small group of young, twenty-something adults with autism who are beating the odds.

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New report examines realities of Race to the Top implementation

In Mismatches in Race to the Top Limit Educational Improvement: Lack of Time, Resources, and Tools to Address Opportunity Gaps Puts Lofty State Goals Out of Reach, Weiss takes a comprehensive look at the Obama administration’s signature education initiative, and finds a few notable successes but many more shortcomings.

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Lexia Reading’s strategies for older students now available for iPad

The app provides multi-sensory learning for remedial students in grades 6 and above, helping them develop their foundational reading skills through an age-appropriate interface with a range of content that keeps older students engaged.

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Corbin Russwin introduces the Access 3 patented key system

The Access 3 system is available for mortise, rim, component and Large Format Interchangeable Core (LFIC) cylinders to provide a comprehensive choice of locking options for any facility.

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Deadline to enter Siemens Competition In Math, Science & Technology is Sept. 30

Entries are judged at the regional level over three consecutive weekends in November at six leading research universities: California Institute of Technology; Carnegie Mellon University; Georgia Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; The University of Texas at Austin; and University of Notre Dame.

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Gale and Library Media Connection announce winners of the 2013 TEAMS Award

he 2013 winners are Draper Elementary School in Eden, North Carolina; Constable Neil Bruce Middle School in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; and Branford High School in Branford, Connecticut.

Portland schools could see multiple new language immersion programs by fall of 2014

Portland Public Schools could see new dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Vietnamese and Spanish in the fall of 2014, according to the latest update from the district's language immersion officials.

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