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Fourth Annual Chefs Move to Schools cooking event showcases kid-tested and approved menu items

Led by White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass, Chefs Move to Schools links chefs to schools in their communities to improve child nutrition, teach children about healthy lifestyles, and help combat childhood obesity.

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Follett announced as year-round platinum sponsor of NAEYC

As a Platinum Level Year-Round Sponsor, Follett – whose products and services help improve learning for 35 million students in 147 countries – will provide financial, philosophical, and in-kind support for NAEYC’s important work, and will distribute NAEYC publications.

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THINK Nation students forego prizes in favor of charitable giving

Think Through Math (TTM), the Web-based solution that provides comprehensive math instruction and practice for students in grades 3 through Algebra 1, kicked off its 4th annual “Time for Giving” contest this month. Throughout November, THINK Nation students have been donating their "THINK points" – the points they earn by completing sections of the program – to a featured charity of the week.

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LightSail Education launches adaptive literacy program in K-12 schools

Additionally, the company raised $3.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Ricardo A. Sagrera of Viceroy Ventures with participation from Joel Greenblatt of Gotham Capital; Chuck Strauch, former Chairman & CEO, PairGain Technologies; Dan Nir of Sargent Capital; Lisa Lippman of Brown Harris Stevens; Paul Appelbaum, Co-Founder of Seamless.com; and education technology angel investor, Zac Zeitlin, among others.

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2 Seattle middle schools focus on attendance, see scores climb

Missing just a few days of class in sixth grade can predict whether you’ll graduate from high school. That research powers a national anti-dropout effort that’s making a difference in Seattle.

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2 New Orleans high schools say they're 'full' — then enroll more students

After declaring all 9th-grade seats filled for 2013-14, disappointing hundreds of applicants, two of the city's most popular public high schools quietly admitted at least 85 more students, according to the Recovery School District.

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Nonprofit calls for moratorium on Pennsylvania cyber charters

Philadelphia-based Education Law Center cites poor academic performance, high student turnover, fraud charges involving former officials at two cybers, and the $366.6 million cost of the 15 cyber charters already operating in the state.

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Evolution battle stirs as Texas delays new biology text

Social conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education have delayed approval of a high school biology textbook, pending a review by experts, citing concerns about the book's lessons on evolution.

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Judge gives 1st OK to end Little Rock schools desegregation suit

Since 1989, Arkansas has spent more than $1 billion on desegregation efforts in three school districts. The lawsuit was filed in 1982, but its roots extend to the integration of Little Rock public schools in 1957.

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School Improvement Grant data show 'incremental' change

The majority of low-performing schools that received financial assistance from the federal government two years ago made gains in reading and math scores, but about one-third of the schools actually declined or showed no improvement.

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