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FundingFactory Launches 'Care2Collect Just 1' Drive for America Recycles Day

In recognition of America Recycles Day, FundingFactory, the nation's largest fundraising by recycling program, is sponsoring the "Care2Collect Just 1" campaign to help schools, nonprofits and businesses in protecting the environment while supporting their local communities. Participants are encouraged to simply recycle one e-waste item, such as a printer cartridge or cell phone, through FundingFactory, and to donate one non-perishable food item to their local food bank.

D.C. Area Arts Students' Work on National Display

Erin Hresko of Hummelstown is pleased that part of her drawing of the state Capitol dome will find itself in the sparkly globes that will bedeck the Pennsylvania state tree in this year’s National Christmas Tree display in Washington, D.C.

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Kentucky High School Suspends Aviation Program

An aviation maintenance program at a high school in Louisville has been temporarily suspended after a Federal Aviation Administration inspection found record-keeping problems.

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Medford, OR District Employees Want a Fair Contract

Starting Tuesday, the Medford School District and the classified employees represented by the Oregon School Employees Association will enter mediation with a neutral third party in the hopes of resolving stalemated contract negotiations.

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Ann Arbor School District Releases Superintendent Goals

Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Patricia Green received praise from the Board of Education in August for her “fabulous” and “ambitious” goals. Those goals were released to AnnArbor.com Thursday.

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Is Charter School Amendment About Money or the Children?

An editorial in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution opposing Amendment One says it would be a waste of taxpayer funds to create a new bureaucracy to do what the state board of education can already do.

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New Orleans School Properties Headed to the Auction Block

The former Philip A. Capdau Junior High School is one of seven Orleans Parish School Board-owned properties that will go to auction on Thursday.

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Early Education Is the Best Crime Deterrent

According to a recently released report that links exposure to high-quality preschool programs to reduced crime, at-risk children and those from low-income backgrounds without access to quality early learning are more likely to be involved in violent crime, arrested, or incarcerated down the road.

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SIIA Seeking Judges for CODiE Awards

SIIA, the Software & Information Industry Association, which runs the annual CODiE Awards Program for education products, is looking for educators and administrators in K12 interested in participating as judges for this year's competition. To sign up and help determine this year's winner and be part of recognizing the education software industry's highest quality products and services, contact Wendy Tanner, Awards Program Coordinator, with questions.

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Vermont DoE Report Shows Positive Special Ed Growth

Vermont's 2010-2011 Annual Performance Report announced approval ratings for 19 out of the 20 required indicators.

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