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High School Seniors Should Be in Classes all Day

Recent articles and editorials touched on some of the relationship between school hours and suspension rates and teenagers' biological clocks and the benefits of keeping kids in school. But they omitted any discussion of how high school students should be spending their afternoons.

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Five-Year Study Shows St. Mary Parish Public Schools Posted Double-Digit Gains After Using Scientific Learning Products

From 2006 to 2011, the St. Mary Parish (La.) Public School System posted double-digit gains in fourth grade proficiency levels on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program test with the use of Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant. 

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New Speaker Announced for School Improvement Innovation Summit

Coordinator of Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate Program Graig Meyer will describe how this successful program has changed the lives of hundreds of at-risk children and illustrate how SIIS attendees can achieve similar success. 

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Elmer’s, Kids In Need Foundation Announce Teacher Grant Program

The Kids In Need Foundation announces the second year of a teacher grants program sponsored by Elmer’s Products Inc. Teachers nationwide can apply to win an Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit grant that can range from $100 to $500.

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High-Performing Newton Mass. Public Schools Expands Digital Learning

Newton Public Schools recently adopted the innovative learning platform from itslearning, allowing the district to encourage greater collaboration in producing and delivering high-quality, personalized curriculum and learning in a whole new way. 

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Jindal Says Education Overhaul is a 'Moral Imperative'

Gov. Bobby Jindal opened the first legislative session of his second term Monday afternoon, telling a newly elected Legislature that his effort to remake primary and secondary education in Louisiana is a moral issue.

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Arts Education Needs to be Protected

In the 1840s, Horace Mann, the great champion of public education, insisted that each and every Boston child – not just the wealthy or the talented – should learn how to draw.  Today, Boston is renewing this promise by reestablishing high quality arts education for all students as a core part of excellent schools.

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School District Mergers Save Little, Carry Big Political Risks

With barely 100 students, this patch of eastern Williamson County makes up a tiny piece of the "crazy-quilt pattern of small school districts" that, according to the Texas Supreme Court, blankets the state.

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Texas District Surveys Teachers, Kids to Improve Learning

Are teachers aware of their students' outside interests? Nearly 92 percent of Northwest (Texas) School District teachers think so. Only 28 percent of students agree, according to a survey both groups took last fall.

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Washoe County School District to Address a Potential $80 Million Shortfall

Washoe County School Superintendent Heath Morrison is proposing bigger classes for high school students and using the last of several reserve funds to deal with a $40 million shortfall for the 2012-13 school year.

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