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$16.5 million sought for Arizona education system

Arizona education officials say they will need $16.5 million to modernize a piecemeal system of data and coding used to track everything from standardized-test scores to students who receive federally funded meals.

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College applications shortchanged under Philly schools' counselor cuts

Amid a terrible budget crunch, most district schools began the year without a full-time counselor. After Gov. Tom Corbett released $45 million to the district, 80 positions were restored in November.

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IRA-ABA Fast Break for Reading Campaign Sets New Student Reading Goal of Four Million Minutes by March 2014

Fast Break for Reading, a literacy-focused partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA) and the American Basketball Association (ABA), will once again challenge schools and students to accumulate reading minutes to qualify for sports incentives and a chance to attend the ABA finals.

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ASCD Releases Four New Professional Development Publications for the New Year

ASCD announced the release of four new professional development titles for educators.

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Shmoop’s Math Shack Assignments vanquish SAT & ACT math woes

Thanks to the new and improved Math Shack, students have a personal trainer to help them bulk up their brains so they’re strong enough to face the SATs and ACTs.

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U.S. Department of Ed gives Newtown schools $1.9 million grant

Grant from the Department’s Project School Emergency Response to Violence program will go toward additional grief support services for siblings and those who lost their peers, as well as classroom-based psychoeducation and skill-building strategies.

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Texas State Board of Education approves Discovery Education Science Techbook for statewide use in K12 classrooms

All K-12 Discovery Education Science Techbook courses were adopted by the state, with 100% coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and English Language Proficiency standards.

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Hitachi outfits the entire Vancouver Public Schools District with projectors

Hitachi’s projectors (purchased by the school district through Troxell Communications) offer dozens of advanced capabilities, such as highly intuitive operation and an unprecedented level of interactivity, that make teaching more effective and efficient and learning more engaging.

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Maine governor names Jim Rier to lead Department of Education

Rier, who has worked in the DOE for 10 years, has been overseeing the department since former Commissioner Stephen Bowen resigned in September 2013.

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