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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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Arista Games launches Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure educational app

Jack and Jill's Preschool Adventure engages children with six interactive games. Dressed in a costume of their choice, such as cowboy, fireman, superhero or princess, learners find shapes in the clouds, match letters to fruit names, count candles on a birthday cake and pick from colorful balloons.

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School Specialty honors top educators with Teacher of the Year Award Sponsorship

Sponsored exclusively by School Specialty brand Sportime and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) since the award’s inception in 1989, the Teachers of the Year program recognizes outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate today's youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity.

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Abby M. O’Neill gives $11 Million to Teachers College for scholarship support

The first cohort of O’Neill Fellows will arrive at TC this fall to earn dual certification in areas of great need for New York City schools, such as science/inclusive education, elementary education/bilingual, or TESOL (the teaching of English to speakers of other languages). Through the support of the O’Neill Fellowship Program, they will be able to graduate virtually debt-free.

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Technomad expands PowerChiton Series for InfoComm 2013

Technomad comes to InfoComm 2013 with new upgrades to its PowerChiton series of outdoor, weatherproof amplifier modules and breakout box accessories, giving end users and systems integrators more audio options for stadiums, resorts and other outdoor venues and facilities.

Legislature may ditch takeover proposal for Columbus schools

As hearings start this week on a Columbus school-district reform bill, an earlier proposal allowing for a state takeover of the state’s largest district is likely to vanish.

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Michigan Department of Education considering Buena Vista schools for emergency financial review

Although school is back in session at Buena Vista schools, a state takeover is still on the table for the Saginaw County district.

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Baltimore school system passes $1.2B budget

The last budget of outgoing schools CEO Andrés Alonso includes cuts to per-pupil funding and high schools but retains spending power for principals and adds academic programs.

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North Carolina voucher bill provides public money for private schools

Lawmakers are pushing what they call the Opportunity Scholarship Act, a bill that would give parents up to $4,200 in vouchers to send their children to private schools.

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