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Britannica middle-school program takes aim at science misconceptions

Designed for classrooms in grades six, seven and eight, the program covers key topics in the curriculum, addressing misunderstandings that frequently confuse students. For example, many students believe that seasons change based on the Earth’s distance from the Sun, when in fact it’s the changing tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis in relation to the Sun that causes the change in seasons.

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Inc. 500|5000 Ranking affirms Schoolwires continued market leadership

Schoolwires has become one of the nation's leading providers of strategic website and content management solutions designed to support stronger school communities, more effective schools and greater student success.

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Amy Bostock named global brand manager of nora systems GmbH

In her new position, Bostock will assume responsibility for the corporate brand and marketing strategy of nora systems GmbH, along with advertising, creative and public relations worldwide.

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Deputy Superintendent Jaime Aquino departs L.A. Unified with warning

Calling the Los Angeles Board of Education dysfunctional and warning that academic progress is at stake, a senior school district administrator confirmed Friday that he is resigning.

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Principal Jessica Jenkins-Milona says she's been named new Staten Island schools superintendent

Although the Department of Education has not made it official, the founding principal of the Marsh Avenue Expeditionary Learning School in New Springville, is telling parents she has been tapped to serve as superintendent of Staten Island public elementary and intermediate schools.

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D.C. Mayor Gray appoints Jesus Aguirre to state education post

Jesús Aguirre, director of D.C.'s parks and recreation department since 2009, has been appointed as the city's first Latino state superintendent of education.

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China's education plan ... from Finland's playbook

If you think the business competition from China is hard now, brace yourself. It will likely get tougher in about 20 years or so. And how is China doing it? By borrowing a page from Finland. At first blush, though, it would appear that China is simply lightening up.

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Diversity creates possibility in Indiana district

Merrillville Community Schools Corporation, located in a suburban town outside Gary, Ind., is an award-winning district, having achieved a 90 percent graduation rate in 2012 with 78 percent of its students demonstrating proficiency in English, math, and science.

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K12 video games grow up

Designers are working to create educational games that can be as elaborate and engrossing as any computerized bird-flinging saga or mythical battle fantasy that students (or their teachers) might stay up all night playing.

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Are schools doing enough to stop bullying?

After years of torment from bullies, 15-year-old Bart Palosz of Greenwich, Conn., took his own life on the first day of school in September. His death has led many to question the effectiveness of district bullying policies, and whether or not school leaders are responsible for identifying students who may harm themselves.

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