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More U.S. schools go international

An educational curriculum that originally catered to the children of globe-trotting diplomats is making rapid inroads in K-12 public schools across the U.S., boosting test results and academic readiness even at inner-city schools.

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Crucial early education program badly hurt by federal cuts

Head Start had a budget of $8 billion this year, but under the sequester, it lost $400 million. Now, in all 50 states, every Head Start program has been told to cut costs by five percent.

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Education needs right foundation

According to the Nation's Report Card, the majority of students in New York are not proficient in reading and math. The achievement gaps are vast.

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Keep big stick in Colorado's education tool kit

We're still a couple of years away from the deadlines that could trigger such action. But two years is not much time to salvage an abysmally performing school, and districts that don't act soon could find themselves facing state intervention.

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Yarmouth (Maine) schools name second interim superintendent in a year

William Michaud, 61, of Portland, was unanimously approved for the 11-month position Thursday during the committee’s regular meeting.

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Green (Ohio) school board offers superintendent’s job to middle school principal

The Lake Township resident, who taught five years in Green before becoming the middle school assistant principal and then principal since 2008, was offered a contract Friday night.

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Virginia district adopts Standard For Success’ online evaluation platform

With staff evaluation guidelines evolving across the U.S., Standard for Success’ adaptability to any number of rubrics and models was a selling point for Mineral, Va.,-based Louisa County Public Schools.

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Forsyth County Schools chooses LearningStation as its student assessment solution

FCS was selected by the U.S. Dept. of Education for the 2010 Investing in Innovation Grant (i3), at the time one of only twelve public school districts selected for the grant, and the sole recipient in Georgia.

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Teachers across the nation show the value of the Samsung Document Camera in the classroom

Teachers were asked to write a fun lesson plan, in 100 words or less, using the SAMCAM 760. The top 20 finalists were then asked to submit a video showing their lesson plan in the classroom with the Samsung document camera.

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Learning.com launches SIS Integration, partners with Clever

Clever securely connects to a school’s SIS, pulls student enrollment rosters and demographic data, and automatically syncs that data with Learning.com. The FERPA-compliant integration process takes five minutes to set up, and Clever supports every major SIS.

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