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Hearings on D.C. School Closure Plan Begin

The first of two D.C. Council hearings on a plan to close 20 public schools schools started Thursday, while opposition to School Chancellor Kaya Henderson's proposal has started emerging from various quarters.

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Mass. District Introduces "Fuel Up to Play 60" Program

On Oct. 24, physical education teacher Kathy Hibbard held a kickoff meeting at Shaker Lane School (Littleton, Mass.) to introduce students and staff to the "Fuel Up to Play 60" program. Sponsored by the NFL and the National Dairy Council and inspired by a number of recent studies connecting good nutrition and exercise with improved academic performance, the program encourages children to make healthy eating choices and to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

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Western Indiana Districts Plan No-Closure Merger

Two small school districts in western Indiana are working to carry out a merger plan after it won approval from voters in this month’s election.

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Texas School Chief Wants Minority Progress Charted

Texas' new education commissioner Michael Williams said Thursday that he is considering a new system for rating school success and he thinks it should take into account how well districts are closing the achievement gap between Anglo and minority students.

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Detroit No. 2 in Percentage of Charter School Students

A national report released this week shows charter school enrollment continues to grow in Detroit, Michigan and across the nation. The seventh annual report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools shows that Detroit now ranks No. 2 nationally when it comes to the percentage of students enrolled in charter schools.

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W.Va. School Board Votes to Fire State Superintendent

The West Virginia Board of Education voted to terminate State Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple during a routine board meeting in a 5-2 vote.

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Utah District Sued Over Restricted Access to Lesbian Book

A Utah parent has sued her school district in federal court challenging the constitutionality of restrictions imposed on student access to a library book about a lesbian couple raising a family.

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Action for Healthy Kids


Nutrition and Physical Education experts address the issues of childhood undernourishment and obesity, and support school districts in increasing opportunities for children to conquer these issues.

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DreamBox introduces Intelligent Adaptive Learning™


Transform the way your students learn mathematics through a groundbreaking combination of intelligent adaptive learning™ technology, rigorous elementary mathematics curriculum, and motivating learning environments.

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Flipping the Script in K12

‘Flipped classrooms’ gain ground, as students watch lectures on video, mostly at home, then do what would be ‘homework’ in class.

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