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Indiana Schools Campaign to Save Public Education

Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door in an unusual marketing campaign aimed at persuading parents not to move their children to private schools as the nation’s largest voucher program doubles in size.

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Farmington School District’s iPad Policy Takes Shape

With more than 1,700 students scheduled to get at least part-time access to iPads when school starts Sept. 4, Farmington administrators are putting the finishing touches on the policy that will regulate how students will be expected to use and care for their new tablet computers.

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Two City Charter Schools Offer New Options

At the new Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School, college comes early.

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Shoparoo App Helps Raise Money for Schools

Children going door to door for fundraising programs - and parents having to respond to those hopeful young faces - may soon be off the hook thanks to a new app that converts grocery receipts into fundraising dollars.

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School Ditches Factory “Assembly Line”

Sixty-five freshmen are about to embark on a new journey to reimagine a high school education—one that may take three, five, or even six years, depending on how quickly they learn.

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School Gardens Blooming Teach Lessons On Nutrition, Environment, Science, Teamwork

Gathered in the large garden behind an elementary school here, a group of kindergartners watched as their teacher snipped some basil, let them smell the leaves, and then did the same with oregano.

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Alignments to Transportation Make for Smoother School Bus Ride for Parents, Students

By most accounts, the Palm Beach County School District’s massive school bus system operated Monday as a much more well-oiled machine than last year and lived up to it’s motto: “safe-efficient-timely.”

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Alabama Public Schools Can't Check Immigration Status of Students, Court Rules

A part of Alabama's immigration law that ordered public schools to check the citizenship status of new students was ruled unconstitutional Monday by a federal court, but the controversial "show me your papers" provision was upheld.

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Schoolwires Achieves Inc. 500|5000 Ranking for Sixth Year

Schoolwires has achieved a remarkable feat: earning a ranking on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the country for the sixth consecutive year; an achievement reached by only about 600 companies since the list was first published in 1982.

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New Curriculum Associates ‘Ready’ Program Built to Help Students Master the Common Core

Built specifically for the new standards and using the language of the CCSS, Ready™ Common Core offers students in grades 3–8 rigorous instruction and practice in math and reading while also offering teachers multilevel resources and tools to easily implement these lessons.

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