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Making sense of blended learning

The principles of successful digital integration into classroom instruction are at work in Wade King Elementary School

Fighting Student Obesity with ‘Fat Letters’

Controversy over so-called “fat letters” mailed from district offices to parents, informing them if they have an overweight, healthy weight or underweight child, is erupting across the nation.

How Digital Literacy is the Foundation of Academic Success

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With Money and Help Pouring In, Buffalo Schools Must Show Results

Here is the conundrum facing Buffalo Public Schools: The district is receiving record levels of support from the public and private sectors, but the needle is hardly moving on its performance.

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Schools Have Become Triage Centers for Civilized Conduct, which Should Have Been Taught At Home

Some students come from homes that are conducive to learning, and they do well in school; others don’t come from such homes and, with few exceptions, do poorly.

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ASCD Announces 2013 Conference on Teaching Excellence in National Harbor, Md.

The conference—which will take place over two and a half days—will focus on the topic of teaching excellence and will have more than 150 sessions tailored for educators of all levels, including teachers, teacher leaders, principals, and district supervisors.

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AASA: President’s Budget Proposal Relies Heavily on Competitive Funding

On Monday, Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Superintendents (AASA) released AASA’s response to President Obama’s FY14 Proposed Budget.

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Arizona’s Public Schools Getting Creative to Compete for Students

Facing increased competition for students and the funding that comes with each, many public schools and districts are embracing new ways of promoting themselves.

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Chicago Schools Consult Gang Lines in Closure Plan

As Chicago prepares to close 54 schools in an attempt to rescue an academically and financially failing educational system, one of its greatest challenges will be safely maneuvering thousands of students to and from class through the patchwork of rival gang territories that cover large parts of the nation's third-largest city.

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