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N.J. Parents File Petition to Switch Schools

The mothers of three Camden boys filed a legal petition Monday asking the state education commissioner to declare that the city's schools do not meet the constitutional requirement of providing children with a thorough and efficient education, and to find better-performing schools for their sons immediately and for the 15,000 other students in the district soon.

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Gap Family Invests in Fund to Launch 25 Calif. Schools

A San Francisco nonprofit plans to announce a $25 million fund Monday to create Bay Area schools focused on "blended learning," the concept of coupling traditional teaching with online resources to improve student performance.

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N.H. School Board Member Wonders: Are Healthy Lunches Backfiring in City Schools?

A member of the Board of School Committee said serving healthier meals at lunch is driving students to eat more junk food just to fill up.

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Company Gives Schools 'Healthy Makeovers' to Help Combat Child Obesity

Child obesity rates have more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting kids at risk of developing conditions that typically only affect adults – such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

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Nobel Prize Winner Helped Shape NYC High Schools

One of two American scholars who were awarded the Nobel economics prize on Monday was the brains behind a redesigned application process at New York City public high schools.

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Denver is Fastest Growing Large Urban School District in the U.S.

Enrollment in Denver Public Schools has grown 14 percent over the past five years, making it the fastest-growing large urban district in the country, the district reports.

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Ex-U.S Education Official Knocks School Closings As ‘Destabilizing’

Closing public schools to reopen new ones destroys communities and does nothing to better educate children, education historian and New York University professor Diane Ravitch told the City Club of Chicago Monday.

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GuideK12 Invited to Inaugural DOE Datapalooza

GuideK12 participated in the first Education Datapalooza, hosted by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education on October 9th 2012. 

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Varsity Tutors Seeking to Add 100 Laid-Off New York City Teachers as Tutors

Job opportunities continue be scarce for teachers and many don't know where to turn for work – but Varsity Tutors may be just the place to look.

Children’s Physical Activity Guidelines


Dr. Gregory Welk communicates the necessity of daily physical activity for children, provides guidelines for meeting daily activity requirements, and discusses the positive correlation between physical activity and classroom learning.

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