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High school students benefit from college & tech career credit programs

Research from the Education Commission of the States shows students enrolled in dual programs that allow high school students to complete post-secondary or career and technical training credits are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in a higher education.

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Early Numeracy Success seminar offered by SDE

Staff Development for Educators' seminar on Early Numeracy Success! Strategies for Building a Strong Math Foundation seminar, offered this spring for educators of grades K2, is designed to take the guess work out of how to teach math content the way today's rigorous standards require.

Georgia county seeking assistant superintendents

The Putnam County Board of Education is searching for two people to fill assistant superintendent slots–one for curriculum and instruction and one for human resources and operations–that have been vacant for more than a year.

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Money alone won’t solve the problems of New York’s schools

Ultimately, the entire funding system needs to be restructured in a way that emphasizes results, accountability and an appropriate balance between paying teachers well while also respecting taxpayers and protecting N.Y.'s economy.

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Music education valuable asset in school curricula

Here is an idea to promote educational productivity: School boards should invest in the arts, which have been proven to enhance the learning process, stimulate the brain, assist lower-socioeconomic students and increase standardized test scores.

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Despite new Texas law, Algebra II still a college requirement

Though a new law removes algebra II as a core requirement for a high school diploma, many Texas universities say they will not change their admissions standards to drop the advanced math course anytime soon.

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NSLA and Capstone's myON announce summer reading partnership

The summer programs in seven school districts, which are part of the National Summer Learning Association's New Vision for Summer School Network, will include free, unlimited access to Capstone's myON with thousands of enhanced digital books and tracking and measurement tools.

Removing Mich. boards' authority to make financial decisions is bad policy

State Superintendent Flanagan, frustrated by the fiscal problems in our K12 system, suggested giving the authority to make these fiscal decisions to superintendents rather than local boards. At first blush, his idea may hold appeal.

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H&R Block running a "How Big is a Billion?" contest

H&R Block recently introduced the "How Big is a Billion?" contest, a new educational program that asks teachers to turn the idea of $1 billion into a math assignment for a chance to win a $3,000 grant by March 14.

After-School All-Stars receives $4M grant from New York Life

New York Life Foundation announced a $4 million grant to After-School All-Stars, a nonprofit providing year-round, school-based, afterschool programs. The four-year grant will be used to support expansion to serve middle school youth in six new cities.