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Segregation Prominent in Schools, Study Finds

Whites are still largely concentrated in schools with other whites, leaving the largest minority groups — black and Latino students — isolated in classrooms, according to a new analysis of Department of Education data.

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Trial Resumes Over Suburban Shelby County (Tenn.) Schools

The trial has resumed in Memphis where a federal judge is hearing arguments on whether a state law that allows the six small cities in Shelby County to start their own schools is constitutional. Proceedings got back under way Thursday after a two-week recess.

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High Mercury Levels Prompt Schools to Can Tuna from Lunches

A coalition of consumer groups is recommending the U.S. Department of Agriculture get tuna out of school lunchrooms after tests of canned tuna sold to schools found highly variable levels of mercury, in some cases higher than federal guidelines.

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Chicago Students Return to School After Strike

Chicago Public Schools returned to their classrooms Wednesday with pay raises on the horizon after a seven-day strike, but details on how the cash-strapped district would pay for them remained scarce.

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‘Quiet Revolution’ Gains Momentum as Parchment Delivers 4 Millionth e-Transcript

The industry-leading e-Transcript exchange network doubled the volume of e-Transcripts delivered in each of the past four years, and year-over-year growth is expected to double again in 2012. Institutions tapped Docufide to exchange nearly 1 million transcripts through the first six months of this year alone.

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BadgeStack Supports Expansion of Successful NYC DIG/IT Initiative

LearningTimes announced that the successful DIG/IT initiative offered in New York City public high schools has been expanded to provide badge-based learning to more than 4,000 students in the 2012-2013 school year.

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The Saylor Foundation Collaborates with Google to Offer Courses via the Course Builder Open Source Project

The Saylor Foundation is pleased to announce a collaboration with Google, Inc. to offer Saylor.org courses through the Course Builder open source project. Beginning today, Saylor’s Mechanics I will be open for free registration and will be immediately available to individuals across the globe via the beta platform released by Google.

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Registration Now Open for ASCD’s 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

Built on the theme Learning: Our Story. Our Time. Our Future.," the Annual Conference and Exhibit Show will be held  at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., March 16–18, and will inform, engage, help, and challenge thousands of educators from across the globe to better support student success.

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Conceptua Math Expands Breakthrough Digital Common Core Fractions Program

The newest version introduces a unique approach to teaching math – Keep the Teacher in the Equation. Conceptua Fractions not only helps students master fractions, but it also integrates teacher supports like never before, so that every teacher is effective at teaching fractions.

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Patron Company Expands Online Education Community Services With Addition of MyVRSpot

The Patron Company, developers of socially responsible e-commerce networks, announces today the acquisition of MyVRSpot from FTC Family of Companies to expand its suite of services for schools.

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