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Detroit finds new uses for old school buildings

Dozens of Detroit public schools were forced to close in recent years as the district sank into debt and parents sought better education options. Now the city is getting high marks for its efforts to reuse those buildings — as churches, substances-abuse centers, housing and more.

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Florida district working to boost success of black male students

In part by studying high-performing schools, the Broward school district hopes to find answers to a longstanding problem that has perplexed South Florida and the nation: How to boost the success rates of young black boys?

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Longer school day for 20 NYC middle schools

Twenty New York City middle schools will add an extra 2.5 hours to the school day of 2,000 sixth-graders starting in September, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said on Monday.

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Most public elementary schools don't regulate access to junk food

More than three-quarters of the nation’s public elementary schools face no state or district limits on the sale of sugary drinks, candy or salty snacks, according to a survey.

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2013 S.P.I.R.E. Awards, honoring students for great gains in reading, announced by EPS Literacy and Intervention

EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, today announced the winners of its 2013 S.P.I.R.E.® (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) Awards, which honor students who have overcome significant challenges to improve their reading proficiency as well as the teachers who go above and beyond every day to ensure that all their students have the opportunity to improve their skills.

'How To Bullyproof Your Classroom' Wins

"How to Bullyproof Your Classroom," authored by Caltha Crowe and published by Northeast Foundation for Children, has been honored with the 46th annual Association of Educational Publishers’ 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award for Professional Development.

Ingersoll Rand and CBORD Strengthen Ties with aptiQ™ Alliance Program

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies this week announced that CBORD®, leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions, is joining the aptiQ Alliance program. CBORD’s customers at colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, and a variety of other industries can easily incorporate aptiQ smart card and prospective near field communications (NFC) enabled smart phone credentials in a fully integrated security solution.

ESEA reauthorization must include flexibility for local innovations

NSBA is concerned that some provisions in the bill would create a much larger federal role that would hamper school districts’ innovation and flexibility, and other provisions that would create additional bureaucracies at the expense of student achievement.

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AASA lauds President’s technology initiative

The President’s proposal builds on the very successful E-Rate program and is one of the boldest efforts in recent memory so clearly focused on ensuring that online and digital learning resources and tools are accessible and affordable to all students and communities.

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