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High school athletes get more medical attention at St. Louis sports clinics

High school athletes in St. Louis are getting a lot of attention this fall with two walk-in clinics specializing in sports injuries and the addition of in-house athletic trainers at two schools.

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Sheena Alaiasa named National Middle Level Principal of the Year

Alaisa attributes the school’s success in large part to a culture that values people—students, teachers, and community members.

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Glee's Jane Lynch joins Guns N' Roses Drummer Matt Sorum to launch FundAnything Campaign for Adopt the Arts Foundation

The organization founded by Abigail Berman and Matt Sorum, is on a mission to bring vibrant music and arts programs to the Los Angeles United School District, as a way to expand the horizons of children, and to counteract the deep budget cuts that have eliminated the music and arts curriculum from LA schools.

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New interactive guide from Pearson Research & Innovation Network provides insight into performance assessments

To support states and school districts in their efforts to ensure all students graduate prepared for success in college and careers, Pearson’s Research & Innovation Network today launched an online, interactive guide to strategies for leveraging performance assessments to measure 21st Century higher-order skills such as critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving.

Some districts across the U.S. opt out of federal lunch program

After just one year, some schools across the nation are dropping out of what was touted as a healthier federal lunch program, complaining that so many students refused the meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that their cafeterias were losing money.

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Rhode Island Districts turning to Aspen Student Information System to connect data, classrooms and performance

The district’s adoption expands the Aspen integrated data management platform to a third of all school districts and more than 57,000, or 40 percent, of all students in Rhode Island.

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Net Texts OER content management solution to be featured in iSchool Initiative’s Digital Learning Revolution Tour 2013

Under a new partnership agreement, the Net Texts content management solution for free OER will be featured in the iSchool Initiative’s DLR mobile tour as it travels to schools, conferences, and communities to showcase its exciting vision of the 21st century mobile learning classroom.

High school students get a head start for college

Bahiya Nasuuna hasn't even started college, but she already has several academic credits in the bank that will give her a jump on graduation. She is one of a growing number of students getting a head start on college credits while they are still in high school, cutting costs and speeding toward degrees—and jobs—as quickly as possible.

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A new kit, supporting Common Core State Standards, helps educators address misinformation

The Parent Institute has done the work for principals and teachers who are in the best position to help parents understand the standards but often don't have the time to identify what parents don't know and create a communication plan

New football playoff system set to kick off in Massachusetts

For the 291 football-playing MIAA schools, this is definitely a new year. An October 2012 vote created a state-wide playoff system, and after months of fine-tuning, it’s ready to roll. The format will increase the number of playoff participants and reduce the number of Super Bowls.

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