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Has your district built its own digital curriculum, LMS, data system, websites or other tech solutions? Share your story and help other school leaders customize their academic innovations. Please follow the link so we can contact you.

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Infographic: Who is using Common Core?

The Common Core has been implemented in 43 states since 2010 (two of which are now reviewing whether to continue using it). Many of these states have affirmed the standards but renamed them.

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New school year brings testing changes

Public outcry over new standards-aligned tests led some states to cut funding, changing the exam landscape for 2015-16. As of this July, just 18 states remained in Smarter Balanced, and 10 (plus Washington, D.C.) had stuck with PARCC.

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Photo Essay: An energy-efficient STEM school

Sandy Grove Middle School, part of Hoke County Schools in North Carolina, is the first energy-positive school in the nation to be financed out of its own expected energy savings.

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A patchwork of homeschool policies

In the absence of federal homeschooling guidelines, states have created provisions for such students that vary widely from one place to another. At the same time, the lines between homeschooling and the public ed system are beginning to blur.

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Year-round schooling gains popularity

Back-to-school has become a thing of the past in an increasing number of districts that keep class in session all year. The number of public, year-round schools—also called “balanced-calendar” schools—increased by 26 percent from 2007 to 2012 accounting for about 4 percent of all public schools.

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Dispelling myths about improving achievement

Visible Learning is about understanding the attributes of schooling that truly drive student learning and have a significant impact on achievement. Many findings support current attempts to improve education, but there are several claims—on varying sides of the education debate—that just don’t measure up.

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Confronting race, racism and privilege in schools

Although the country is becoming increasingly diverse, our schools remain racially and economically segregated. High poverty schools with large proportions of students of color often have less experienced teachers, more transitory populations and challenges in providing a safe environment.

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The latest in meal payment software

Serving meals in schools has changed dramatically over the last few decades. With the latest software, administrators and parents can access account balances, allergies and other important information from their computers or mobile devices.

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Superintendent connects students with career paths

Superintendent David Tebo, and administrators in Hamilton Community Schools in western Michigan, develop partnerships with local employers and community organizations to offer students work experiences meant to foster a school-to-career mindset.

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