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Va. Schools Hungry to Get More Out of Lunch

When diners at an exclusive food tasting recently noshed on sesame green beans and flame-roasted redskin potatoes, they weren’t celebrating at the area’s newest culinary hot spot. Instead, these gourmands were huddled in a high school cafeteria sampling almost 40 delicacies that soon could become permanent items for thousands of children who eat lunch and breakfast in this northern Virginia school district each day.

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N.Y. Parents Say Their Children Won't Take State Tests

Susan Grobsmith’s children will slide the state English exam back across the desk when their teachers hand them out Tuesday. The three children in grades four through eight at West Genesee will fold their hands in their laps and politely refuse to take the standardized test.

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Gale Partners with the Associated Press to Digitize Holdings

Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced an agreement with the Associated Press (AP) to digitize their corporate archives, including millions of pages of news copy (some never-before published), bureau records, correspondence, the personal papers of reporters and more.

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With Goodgames, Earn Donations for Causes By Playing Online Games

Goodgames, built by Goodsearch LLC and powered by Arkadium, is the first online game provider to give everyday cash donations for free to the nonprofit or school of the player’s choosing.

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myON™ reader Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist

Capstone Digital, industry leader in personalized literacy solutions, is thrilled to announce that myON™ reader was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards in multiple categories, Best PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution and Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution.

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Edgenuity Unveils New Student-Centered Online Learning Experience

Edgenuity courses are also now tablet compatible for schools and districts making tablets available to students as part of their digital strategies – a feature that is unique among online and blended learning solutions.

Lagging Schools in Mass. Take on Partners

Boston and three other Massachusetts cities, in an attempt to stave off a state takeover of underperforming schools, are turning to nonprofit partners to jump-start flagging overhaul efforts.

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Legislation Proposed for Speed Limit Laws Near Ill. Schools

State Rep. Elaine Nekritz is sponsoring legislation, which she expects will come up for a vote this week in the Illinois House, aimed at strengthening the 20 mph speed limit around schools to reflect the reality that vehicle-pedestrian crashes involving children don't occur only during school hours.

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Two Midwestern States, Two Different Approaches to Education

Iowa and Indiana are two Midwestern states that are taking radically different approaches to education, with one increasing funding for public education and the other taking it away.

Schools Get More Diverse, ELL Instruction Remains Bleak

The longer these students stay in special language programs, the further they fall behind in other subjects. In several states, their graduation rates are at less than 60 percent, and as low as 29 percent in Nevada, according to federal data.

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