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Maryland superintendent recommends later high school start time

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr on Tuesday recommended pushing back high school start times by 50 minutes and extending the elementary school day by 30 minutes.

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The fight against bullying in schools expands to store shelves

Prominent cases of teenagers committing suicide after being harassed on social media networks have, along with strengthening the resolve of antibullying organizations, prompted brands to take up the issue.

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Minnesota takes 27 schools off low-performing lists

Twenty-seven schools are no longer failing in the second year of the new school ranking system in the state.

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ASCD Offers Professional Development Institutes for the Common Core State Standards

ASCD, the global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, announces 23 face-to-face learning opportunities focused on helping educators align instruction to the new Common Core State Standards.

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AASA Applauds Houston Schools—2013 Broad Prize Winner

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, congratulates the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for winning the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education.

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Kansas City leading the way in playground safety

Within a six month period of time district officials were astonished at the drastic reduction in the number of kids visiting the nurse's office with injuries suffered on the playground. No more nasty splinters from the old mulch and a major decrease in head injuries thanks to the playground's new padded underlay beneath the playground's artificial grass surface.

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October Celebration of National Principals Month to highlight the role of school leaders

National Principals Month is a time to celebrate the role of principals in raising student achievement and improving schools, while also reminding the public of the need for greater support in leadership development to ensure principals have the resources they need to be successful.

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Carroll County Public Schools partners with Discovery Education to create digital learning environments

Carroll County Public Schools (CCPS), Maryland’s ninth largest school system, announced today it has partnered with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms, to create rich, 21st century learning environments in classrooms district wide.

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National partnership between Sodexo and HOPSports, Inc. activates learning and well-being

MyFit is powered by HOPSports technology and equips schools with the means to provide students greater access to evidence-based and standards-based physical activity.

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