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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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One Million New York City Students Head Back to School

New York City schools will be open Monday morning after a week off due to superstorm Sandy. School officials have been busy reworking bus routes and finding empty seats for students who live in areas where the schools cannot re-open right away.

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Hurricane Sandy Forces Big Changes to NYC High School Sports Calendar

Hurricane Sandy has forced high school sports leagues throughout the city to revise schedules, including playoff dates, and coaches are now being forced to come up with different ways to prepare their teams without access to fields and other facilities that have been shuttered by mass school closures.

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NYC Schools Closed Wednesday, No Timeline for Return of Power

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that schools will remain closed on Wednesday -- the third straight day -- as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

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Indiana Superintendent Race a Showdown Over Changes

A traditionally sleepy race for Indiana's top elected school position has turned into a referendum on education policies that are endorsed by conservatives across the country.

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No One Wants to Leave Overcrowded Brooklyn School

As the day draws to a close at Public School 321, the school that launched a thousand strollers toward Park Slope, Brooklyn, the grown-ups begin to assemble outside. Bus drivers pull their long yellow ferries up out front. Parents and caretakers hover near doorways and perch on benches.

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Hurricane Sandy Closes Thousands of Schools

Thousands of schools along the Eastern Seaboard are closed Monday as Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall, attacking the coast with forceful winds, rain and possible snow. The closures are affecting some of the country's most populous school districts. New York City Schools—the nation's largest system—has canceled classes Monday as schools are repurposed as relief shelters, opening their doors to those in need. All of the city's charter schools are also closed.

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N.J. Education Chief Can Impose Salary Caps

A state appellate panel today said Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf has the authority to impose salary caps on New Jersey’s school superintendents, dealing Gov. Chris Christie’s administration another win over the battle to hold down school spending.

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Miami-Dade County Schools Wins 2012 Broad Prize

CIO Deb Karcher discusses how the district is using a new technology called geovisual analytics to enhance enrollment management and inform the most crucial district decisions.

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