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LearnZillion releases Common Core-aligned lesson plans

More than 750 free, standards-aligned lesson plans in math and English language arts have been added to LearnZillion's offerings. The new lesson plans, designed for use on any web-connected device, were created by LearnZillion's Dream Team of teachers recruited from 42 states.

Seventh largest district adopts Follett’s Destiny Library Manager

Houston Independent School District has adopted Follett’s Destiny Library Manager for its new centralized, integrated library management solution. Destiny Library Manager will be implemented later this year throughout the 212,000-student district, which is comprised of 86 certified libraries and 282 campuses.

Capstone acquires Engage Literacy program

Capstone has acquired the assets of Engage Literacy, a comprehensive K3 literacy program, from Australian-based Hinkler Education. Engage Literacy focuses on written and oral language, including leveled readers with fiction and non-fiction texts paired by theme and level.

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Mississippi treasurer pushes for financial literacy education

According to a 2013 report by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), "Mississippi stood out as the least financially capable state, placing in the bottom five in four out of five measures."

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Vermont board of education opposes NCLB

The board is calling on Congress and the Obama administration to amend the act "to reduce testing mandates."

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Enrollment options to NC charter and public schools creates confusion

There is no rule to stop parents from applying to multiple schools for their students to attend, according to the North Carolina Office of Charter Schools.

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Cedar Rapids schools may shift models for mental health services

If Cedar Rapids school board members approve new agreements with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, school-based therapy largely will be replaced in favor of assessments and consultations.

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Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America

While Maryland schools are well equipped to take in immigrants, the thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the border from Central America bring a new set of issues.

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$100m bet for high schools in seven Boston suburbs

Parents, educators, and taxpayers throughout Boston’s suburbs are betting that $100 million will help their children enter a competitive college or succeed in today’s cutthroat job market.

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Schools in Ferguson area prepare for an emotional opening day

The school year in Ferguson was scheduled to begin on Aug. 14, but the opening was delayed because of the unrest that followed the killing of Michael Brown five days earlier.

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