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'Year-round' school transition fund proposed in Michigan

A new proposal in the Michigan House of Representatives would set aside $10 million in state funds to help schools transition to a "year-round" calendar where students do not have the traditional lengthy summer break.

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Education secretary tones down criticism of California

Arne Duncan praises efforts of California and specifically Gov. Jerry Brown to adopt high academic standards and move quickly to new and improved standardized tests.

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Chicago mayor touts planned new school on possibly tainted site

Preliminary environmental testing of the new school property found eight underground gasoline storage tanks, one known to be leaking, and unsafe levels of the chemical benzene in the soil

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Evolution at center of new Texas debate over textbooks and e-books

More than two decades after Texas ended a virtual ban on coverage of evolution in science textbooks, the debate over how evolution should be taught to high school students goes on — and on.

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Disruptions: Minecraft, an obsession and an educational tool

Around the world, Minecraft is being used to educate children on everything from science to city planning to speaking a new language.

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Recycling education partnership to inspire student scientists

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and JASON Learning have worked together to develop real-world school curricula to help teachers and students understand both the importance of recycling and the applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM subjects) in the recycling industry.

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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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