Neb. Department of Ed to Create Arts Standards

Thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council, the state will develop its first standards for the visual and performing arts.

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Digital Wish Works With Dell to Expand Youth Learning

Manchester Center, VT - August 31, 2012 - Digital Wish has been selected as a recipient of a 2012 Dell Powering the Possible grant. Digital Wish will receive funding in the form of cash grants and equipment donations to leverage technology and further the organization's mission of providing a brighter future for underserved youth.

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Race To The Top Competition Opens To School Districts For New Grants To Close Achievement Gap

Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the Top competition to school districts on Sunday, inviting the poorest districts across the country to vie for almost $400 million in grants.

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Putting the Arts to the Test

New PCAH initiative will place robust arts programs in eight low-performing schools.
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Deadline Passes, Buffalo (N.Y.) School District In Jeopardy of Losing Millions

The Buffalo (N.Y.) Public School District could be out millions of dollars in state funding after its teachers union rejected the last proposed evaluation system for teachers.

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Kansas City’s Green Machines

How Kansas City Schools partnered with its city to purchase 47 clean energy buses.
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N.Y. Education Commissioner Restores SIG Funding for Poughkeepsie

State Education Commissioner John King announced Wednesday that funding has been restored to five school districts, including Poughkeepsie.

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Donor Comes with Controversy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers struggling districts a pot of gold—but with strings attached.

Mobile Learning’s Impact on Mathematics’ Instruction and Achievement

An evaluation of a N.C.-based mobile math project found that not only did math scores increase, but teachers changed their manner of instruction and students were more engaged.

Loss of FLAP Funding Halts Foreign Language Assessments

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) learned in late December that Congress had cut FLAP grant's final year of funding.