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Recipients of 2013 BrainWare Safari Brain Awareness Grants Announced

The grants program supports the purpose of Brain Awareness Week in promoting a broader understanding of the importance of brain research and its contribution to effective learning and cognitive development in schools.

Buffalo Looks to Mayor for Major Changes

The mayor of Buffalo has no official role in the city’s school system, except to provide the school district with tax revenue the city collects on its behalf. But in the eyes of many survey respondents, that doesn't let Mayor Byron W. Brown off the hook for the sorry state of city schools.

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Mont. Teachers Union: End School Choice

Together, they see a national movement bearing down on Montana and feel it could ultimately damage a strong public-school system, which they see as vital to a rural state like Montana, he says.

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LearnSprout Hits Stride, Registers 3,300 Schools in Three Months

LearnSprout, the first universal application programming interface (API) for K-12 education announced last week that it had registered more than 3,300 schools for its new Dashboard product.

Calif.'s Schools Chief Wants to Hold Off on Some Standardized Tests

A plan to suspend California's standardized testing for certain grades while new computerized exams are developed could save $15 million, the state's top education official said.

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Nashville's Battle Over Charters

As Metro schools officials dig in to halt legislation that would create a new state panel able to authorize charter schools, their final argument is a fiscal one: protecting the purse of Metro government.

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More Teachers Are Grouping Kids By Ability

New findings based on more than 20 years of research suggest that despite decades of controversy, elementary school teachers now feel fine placing students in "ability groups."

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Nine High Schools, One Roof in NYC

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has made closing large, low-performing high schools like Adlai E. Stevenson High School in the Bronx a linchpin of his reform strategy. In the big schools’ place, he opened smaller, often theme-based schools designed to give students a more supportive educational experience.

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New Ohio Chief is Up for Challenge

Mark Kleinhans says he knows he’s in for a challenge in moving to the Bedford Public Schools as superintendent, but he’s confident he'll be equal to it.

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Andrew Croley Will be Off and Running as New Mo. Principal

Croley believes success in high school isn't only about instruction in the classroom.

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