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Enrollment plunges in Central New York schools, spurring some to think merger

The vast majority of districts in six Central New York counties will start school this week with fewer students than they had a decade ago.

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As classes resume, Buffalo schools have little time left for major improvement

As schools open again in Western New York over the next few days, something new is in the air, especially for troubled school districts like Buffalo’s. It’s something that is very good for students, but perhaps not for administrators who can’t or won’t find their way forward.

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Lakeshore partners with DonorsChoose.org to support classrooms across the country

Now available at LakeshoreLearning.com and coming to Lakeshore Learning Stores nationwide on September 2, 2013, the company's new Learning at Home products are designed to inspire kids to discover, create, build and much more.

In Arizona, district funding diverted to online schools

Less than 4 percent of Arizona students took an online class in the 2011-12 school year, but it’s enough for some school districts to lose millions of dollars in state funding.

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Forsyth County Schools expands partnership with Discovery Education to support nationally recognized BYOT effort

This expansion supports Forsyth County Schools’ nationally recognized Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program, which encourages students to bring their personal technology tools to school for learning.

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Schools reduce special ed referrals, save money, and improve test scores with Fast Forword and Reading Assistant programs

Fast ForWord is different from other reading interventions because it targets the root cause of learning issues, like weaknesses in phonemic awareness, memory, attention and processing. Students using the program can raise their reading skill level up to two years in as little as three months.

As Minnesota schools enhance security, how much is too much?

As the first new school year begins since 20 elementary-school children and six staff members were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December, security concerns are testing school officials throughout the nation like never before.

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N.J. public schools turning to school uniforms

Students across South Jersey are preparing to go back to school this week. From pencils and backpacks to sneakers and wardrobe, there’s no shortage of expense for parents, but with school uniforms becoming increasingly popular, some districts are trying to cut down on the spending.

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Bibb County Schools the first in Georgia to implement student learning objectives module from Performance Matters

To meet the Student Growth and Academic Achievement component of Georgia’s Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, teachers of non-tested subjects must implement Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) to gauge student growth.

Focus on what matters in Philadelphia schools

They say you should never make decisions out of fear, but on Wednesday, when I announced that I was prepared to recommend to members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers that we forgo salary increases and make changes to our health-benefits plan, I was indeed motivated by fear - fear of what our schools and classrooms will look like if we can't restore the programs and services lost with the layoffs of nearly 4,000 school employees in June.

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