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Texas State Board of Education Poised for Change

These folks have been running for places on the 15-member Texas State Board of Education, which sets parameters for what public schoolchildren are supposed to learn, highly influencing the content of textbooks purchased all over the state and beyond.

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Advertising in Schools Becoming More Common

Financially struggling schools nationwide are increasing the volume of advertising that children see in the halls, at football games and even on their report cards.

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Geography for a Flat World


Schools are only beginning to prepare students for a changing landscape

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The Fifth Annual Constructing Modern Knowledge Conference, July 9-12th


This conference provides educators with an opportunity to learn through the creation of complex projects in a technology-rich environment, supported by top educational innovators. The institute includes a reception at the famed MIT Media Laboratory.

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Penguin rescues Colorado school district from flat math scores


MIND Research's ST Math brings excitement back to the numbers game

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Improve reading comprehension through adaptive instruction.


This web seminar will show you how districts are improving reading comprehension scores in grades 3-5 with a web-based program called Headsprout.

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Mich. Schools OK Lifting Some Sports Age Limits

A 19-year-old student with Down syndrome may be able to play football and basketball during his senior year after schools voted in favor of lifting the age limit for sports eligibility under certain circumstances, the Michigan High School Athletic Association announced Thursday.

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School’s Out Until Summer School Begins

While most Houston students celebrated the last day of school Thursday morning, Furr High School Principal Bertie Simmons donned a grass skirt and a flowered lei and joined her cheerleaders in a motivational chant. 

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Most N.D. Schools Don’t Meet Set Goals

Only about a third of North Dakota public school districts met federal goals in reading and math this past school year, according to a new report from the state Department of Public Instruction.

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Tough Times Require Great Teachers and Schools

These are tough days for public schools. Districts across the state are facing cuts while legacy retirement costs explode. School leaders are forced to make incredibly tough decisions about curricula, consolidations, furloughs, and extracurricular activities.

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