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First Annual Direct Instruction Training Institute

August 5-8, 2013

San Antonio, Texas

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ASCD Offers New PD In Focus Videos and PD Online Courses

These new resources address a variety of topics important to educators today, including instructional leadership, formative assessment, and Common Core State Standards implementation.

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Connecticut and Colorado Educators Named to ALAS Board of Directors

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Board of Directors have named two distinguished educators to serve on the ALAS Board.

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Schools Close Doors to Voters for Safety

Local election officials are moving polling places out of schools as the shootings in Newtown, Conn., have intensified concern about opening school doors on Election Day.

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More Fla. High Schoolers Seeking College Credits Through AP Testing

Nearly 4,000 other students in Volusia and Flagler counties took at least one AP exam last spring, three times the number who took an exam a decade ago.

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Online Program Improves N.C. Readers

Data show Raleigh County Schools’ students are reading better through individualized online learning programs.

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Mich. School CEO Pay Varies

As CEO of Michigan’s second-largest school district, Utica Community Schools Superintendent Christine Johns oversees the education of almost 29,000 students, supervises a workforce of nearly 3,950 employees and is responsible for a $267 million annual budget.

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Old Buildings Pose Challenge in Pa.

Empty schools can harm neighborhoods, attract illegal activities and be costly to seal, maintain and insure.

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Race to Top Grants Not Worth Costs, Ohio Officials Say

Requirements tied to federal Race to the Top education grants have become more work than the money is worth, some Ohio school districts say.

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Md. Considers Later Start for High Schools

It is 6:45 a.m. and Severna Park High School freshman Chelsea Rogers has a decision to make: skip the most important meal of the day or skip the school bus.

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