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Is Fruit Juice a Healthy Beverage for Kids?


Nutrition experts weigh in to dispel the myths associated with fruit juice consumption by children.

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Blackboard Introduces Open Enrollment for CourseSites

Blackboard Inc. introduced an open enrollment option for CourseSites, letting instructors open registration so any number of students can sign up for courses they are teaching with the free, fully-hosted and supported online system.

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E-rate Requests Surpass $5 Billion for 2012

Requests for discounts on certain communications services increased for the fourth straight year as schools and libraries across the nation requested more than $5 billion in E-rate funds for Funding Year 2012. 

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Webinar Series Provides Educators and Technology Leaders Insight into Successful BYOD Implementation

ClassLink welcomed considerable attendance and positive commentary around its past webinar on how savvy school leaders improve learning through Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) projects. 

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NYSED and College Board to Train Next Generation of AP Teachers in STEM Subjects

The $4.8 million program, beginning this summer and continuing through 2014, will work to strengthen the teaching skills of middle and high school teachers, with the goal of increasing the number of teachers qualified to teach pre-AP and AP courses in the STEM disciplines.

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Education Reform in Mississippi: Hopes and Possibilities

Substantial educational change will never occur in Mississippi until its citizens decide that enough is enough and make a commitment to change, no matter what it takes.

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Birmingham Board of Education Switches Lawyers, Draws Objection from Lead State Investigator

What was supposed to be a routine Birmingham Board of Education meeting today turned into yet another chaotic meeting after the board voted to switch attorneys and former state Superintendent Ed Richardson -- who is leading a state team investigating city schools -- stood up and said the vote goes against state orders that the board vote only on items approved by the state.

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Philly School District Officials: What We Have Doesn't Work

School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos was blunt in a news conference announcing that the Philadelphia School District's current structure will essentially be blown up.

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Deadline Passes, Buffalo (N.Y.) School District In Jeopardy of Losing Millions

The Buffalo (N.Y.) Public School District could be out millions of dollars in state funding after its teachers union rejected the last proposed evaluation system for teachers.

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Conn. Education Agency Draws Scrutiny

Connecticut auditors are examining the relationship between the Department of Education and a Middletown agency called the State Education Resource Center, which paid more than a quarter million dollars to two consultants without competitive bidding.

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