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Chicago Board of Education to vote on proposal to close 53 schools amid failing enrollment

The Chicago Board of Education was expected to take a final vote Wednesday on whether to close 53 schools, an ambitious proposal that sparked protests and lawsuits and could help define — for better or worse — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's term in office.

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Fla. State Board of Education to get legislative update

Members of Florida's State Board of Education are getting an update on a series of education measures that were passed by the Florida Legislature this session.

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Some schools building tornado-proof safe rooms

Classes were out when the Sunday tornadoes decimated Joplin in 2011, but on Monday, the schools in Moore, Okla., were in. Seven children died at Plaza Towers Elementary School, some of them drowning after a pipe burst in the basement where they hid.

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Still ripe for reform in Arkansas?

In explaining the patterns, the report pointed to Arkansas's small size that allows grassroots politics to have an impact on policy, the fact that advocacy groups work remarkably well together in coalitions, and a distinctly depoliticized state judiciary that allowed state courts the independence to make tough decisions, in addition to the state's populist political culture

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Selma, Dallas (Ala.) County Schools build, plan with storms in mind

One school structure in town is equipped with its very own storm structure built into the hallways, and school officials say other schools made of cinder block are still among the safer places to be when storms hit.

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Wash. district starts first new construction in 20 years

Edgerly introduced representatives from the Ridgefield School District’s board of directors; leaders and members from the Bond Advisory Team and the Citizens for Ridgefield Schools community association; and representatives from the General Contractor Construction Management (GCCM) Team responsible for the new construction.

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Amity Regional School District #5 selects MyCommunityEdPlus for online registration, payments for adult and continuing education

The District already utilizes Horizon’s MyPaymentsPlus, an online system that securely processes students’ school-related payments and registers their participation in key activities like field trips, athletics, arts, clubs and other extracurricular interests.

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High schools take home top honors in the Council for Economic Education’s 13th Annual National Economics Challenge

These teams outpaced over 10,000 other students—double the number of entries from 2011—to win an all-expense paid trip to New York City for a two-day competition to determine the overall champions.

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Paducah’s Morgan Elementary School wins $5,000 grant for eco-friendly playground makeover in 2nd Annual TurfMutt National Sweepstakes

The TurfMutt curriculum has reached more than one million students across the country, and is featured on the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Education, Department of Energy and USGBC websites.

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Seven Connections Academy STEM teachers selected for “School of Rock” National Research Workshop

The workshop will include time for teachers to collaborate with scientists, specialists, and other participants to developclassroom materials and create ways to integrate the experience into their classroom instruction for Connections Academy students.

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