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IRA-ABA Fast Break for Reading Campaign sets new student reading goal of four million minutes by March 2014

In another exciting development, Sye announced that First Book, the international nonprofit social enterprise that provides access to new books and educational resources for programs and educators serving children in need, has now joined the Fast Break for Reading Team.

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New schools to open in Joplin, Missouri, after tornado

About 1,450 students who have been attending classes in temporary buildings will move to new schools following tornado that hit May 22, 2011, and was the single deadliest in the U.S. since records were first kept in 1950.

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ASCD joins Instagram as @OfficialASCD

ASCD’s Instagram profile will show educators worldwide a behind-the-scenes look at ASCD, while providing free motivation and professional development through pictures and videos.

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Charter schools poised for expansion in North Carolina

Board of Education to vote on whether to give final approval to 26 charter schools that want to open this fall. It would mark largest single-year expansion of charter schools since state's program was in its infancy in the late 1990s.

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$16.5 million sought for Arizona education system

Arizona education officials say they will need $16.5 million to modernize a piecemeal system of data and coding used to track everything from standardized-test scores to students who receive federally funded meals.

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College applications shortchanged under Philly schools' counselor cuts

Amid a terrible budget crunch, most district schools began the year without a full-time counselor. After Gov. Tom Corbett released $45 million to the district, 80 positions were restored in November.

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IRA-ABA Fast Break for Reading Campaign Sets New Student Reading Goal of Four Million Minutes by March 2014

Fast Break for Reading, a literacy-focused partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA) and the American Basketball Association (ABA), will once again challenge schools and students to accumulate reading minutes to qualify for sports incentives and a chance to attend the ABA finals.

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ASCD Releases Four New Professional Development Publications for the New Year

ASCD announced the release of four new professional development titles for educators.

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Shmoop’s Math Shack Assignments vanquish SAT & ACT math woes

Thanks to the new and improved Math Shack, students have a personal trainer to help them bulk up their brains so they’re strong enough to face the SATs and ACTs.

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