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Schoology to power new online arts curriculum

Henry Mancini Arts Education, a new interactive curriculum created by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center and its partners, contains 3,000 online dance, music, theatre and visual arts lessons delivered via digital platforms. Available in Fall 2015, the middle and high school lessons will be accessed through the Schoology learning management system.

MBS selects Vital Source

Vital Source Technologies, Inc. has been selected by MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. to be the digital fulfillment vendor for all of its educational content. The agreement will span both the K12 and higher education markets, and will encompass all of the channels through which MBS will sell digital content, including MBS Direct, Textbooks.com and MBS Systems.

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How math and mentoring can help equip young African-American males for the future

A growing number of leaders and organizations are dedicated to saying, "I am here for you." Starting in my hometown of St. Louis, we are partnering with the Urban League's Save our Sons Program, the 100 Black Men for STEM and college assurance programming and the Boy Scouts of America's Restoring our Village Program.

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Don’t give up the gains in education

Congress made the right decision a decade ago when it required states to administer yearly tests to public school students — and improve instruction for poor and minority students — in return for federal education aid.

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Fewer schools, more miles: Iowa kids at greater risk?

Iowa's continuing history of shuttering schools — 4,314 districts have closed since 1950 — means that children must be transported farther. The average school boundary is now about 161 square miles, nearly 14 times larger than in 1950.

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Bring back bake sales? Mich. lawmaker wants to let schools sell sweets

Federal Smart Snacks in School standards disqualify most bake sale items. But federal law also allow states to pass exemptions in order to hold a set amount of in-school food fundraisers.

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Education on wheels: Santa Barbara middle schoolers learn on the road

Many schools across the U.S. have cut back on recess and athletic offerings, but Santa Barbara Middle School views cycling as a vital part of the school’s educational philosophy. Between special cycling trips and commuting to and from campus, students and staff collectively ride an estimated 15,000 miles each year.

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Idaho schools struggle to replace outdated textbooks

Teacher Jacque Salisbury hardly ever asks her students to open their physical science textbooks. She prefers more engaging, hands-on learning. Plus, the middle school books are more than a decade old.

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Colorado ed board hears about getting out of Common Core testing

Colorado has academic standards in 10 content areas, two of which—math and English language arts—contain Common Core standards. The first major revision of Colorado's standards started in 2008, was introduced in schools beginning in 2010 and was fully implemented in the 2013-2014 school year.

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Arizona superintendents urge parents to protest school budget cuts

Schools calculate that a 5 percent budget reduction would mean $113 million less to spend statewide on things like technology and textbooks and on library, food service and health workers.

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