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Primary Concepts launches new 3-D Sight Word Sentences

With 3-D Sight Word Sentences created by Primary Concepts, preschool through third grade children master sight words. They can create hundreds of sentences with three dimensional objects to fill in the blank areas of a sentence to create a new sentence.

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More schools serve dinner as demand expands

Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper.

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Districts grapple with unknowns in cuts to Kansas education

When it comes to next year’s education budget, Kansas school administrators say they are once again worried. They just don’t know how much to worry. “We’ll have less next year,” said Destry Brown, superintendent of the Pittsburg School District. “But we don’t know how much."

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Lawmaker: Schools should post vaccination rates online

A state lawmaker wants to require Arizona schools to post health-related information on their websites, including immunization rates among students — information he says is especially important given the measles outbreak originating at Disneyland.

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Lawmakers pretend poverty doesn’t affect schools

Better jobs, better wages, better infrastructure, early childhood education, more resources for the most burdened schools, universal access to health care. Those things alleviate poverty. And that, in turn, gives schools a fighting chance.

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Edmentum updates middle and high school courses

Edmentum is rebuilding all core middle and high school courses for Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy. The new math, English language arts, science and social studies courses will feature mobile-optimized, multimedia content and rigorous curriculum.

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Is standardized testing a civil-rights issue?

Advocacy groups worry that if states are given more flexibility around testing, at-risk students will slip through cracks.

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Study looks at aftermath of Chicago school closings in 2013

About two-thirds of the 12,000 displaced students who re-enrolled in the district chose to enroll at the school designated for them by the district. But the majority of students who enrolled in schools other than their assigned replacement wound up in lower-performing schools.

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New emergency manager: Detroit Public Schools staff layoffs possible

Just 10 days into his term as emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools, Darnell Earley said layoffs may be needed to help close a deficit of nearly $170 million. But as he plots how to right the ship, Earley said he doesn't expect any job cuts to include teachers.

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Oregon's school-mascot debate enters its fourth year

Can’t the teams all just be renamed after animals? The issue of Oregon school mascots with Native American or Alaskan Native connections stretched into its fourth year as not all of the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon agree on whether schools should be allowed to use their images and names.

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