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Ill. Officials Say Summer School Met Goals

A summer school program, one of a number of initiatives implemented by Valley View School District 365u, was effective in preventing learning loss and satisfied the majority of parents whose children attended last year, district officials said at a recent school board meeting.

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$100 Million Bus Tour: Ala. School Board Looking at Schools to Renovate, Rebuild

During a break between rain showers, members of the Mobile County school board just boarded a big, yellow school bus to tour schools throughout the county that it is considering rebuilding or renovating with $100 million in construction funds.

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Kansas City School Enrollment Grows

An unusual thing happened in 2012 as Kansas City Public Schools braced for what at times threatened to be the most devastating drop in enrollment yet.

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Many Ohio Schools Soon Will Let Some Kids Skip Gym

By next school year, most districts in Franklin County will let students bypass gym class if they play a sport or participate in marching band or cheerleading.

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Yoga Programs in Calif. Schools Face Backlash

Public school yoga instructor Katie Campbell proudly looks out at 23 first graders as they contain their squirming in a kid-friendly version of the lotus position.

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Md. Students Learn About Financial Literacy

Students at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring soon will be able to know more about their finances thanks to EverFi Inc. — an online program that the school has begun integrating into its courses that teaches students about financial literacy.

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Newtown School Closed ‘Indefinitely’ As Investigation Continues

There are no classes Monday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. and officials aren’t sure if the school will ever reopen.

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New Professional Development Resources from ASCD Support Problem-Based Learning, Differentiated Instruction, and Common Core Implementation

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, announces the release of a series of new PD In Focus® videos, as well as two PD Online® courses.

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Performance Learning Systems Opens Spring Course Enrollment

Enrollment is now open for spring 2013 courses from Performance Learning Systems (PLS), a leading provider of on-site and online graduate education and professional development courses for educators.

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Funds For Learning Announces Free Webinar Series

The Funding Year 2013 Form 471 filing window is officially open and applicants can now begin submitting applications for the upcoming funding year. The Funding Year 2013 filing window will be open for 93 days, closing at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

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