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Wealthy backers invest in Utah preschoolers

High-quality preschools in a Utah district began receiving funds from a first-of-its-kind, $4.6 million social impact bond from investment banking firm Goldman Sachs last fall. The goal is to improve instruction in order to prevent students from needing special education or remedial services.

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Maximizing PLC time to flip your class

We believe that, at most schools, there is time built into the schedule that can be used to help teachers flip their classes. Many schools have professional learning communities (PLC) and time is set aside for groups of teachers to collaborate, to work on district initiatives and be agents of change in the schools.

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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school district is engaged in an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting the needs of your community, it could be a District of Distinction. Just launched by District Administration magazine, Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work.

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Arts energize Mississippi’s core subjects

The arts are driving up test scores and closing achievement gaps in more than 30 Mississippi schools that are blending music, theater, visual art and dance into core subjects. The Whole Schools Initiative trains teachers to integrate arts into math, science, English and history.

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New Jersey students build character while increasing test scores

In a New Jersey seventh-grade history class, students put Christopher Columbus “on trial” to learn about seven traits: service, positivity, compassion, respect, integrity, motivation and responsibility.

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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school district is engaged in an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting the needs of your community, it could be a District of Distinction. Just launched by District Administration magazine, Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work.

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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school district is engaged in an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting the needs of your community, it could be a District of Distinction. Just launched by District Administration magazine, Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work.

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New menus spice up school lunches

Teriyaki coho salmon skewers in Alaska. Red chile beef enchiladas in New Mexico. And Vietnamese pho soup in California. Inspired by new nutrition rules, districts are now offering these and other meals in hopes of getting students to eat healthier by appealing to their taste buds.

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Schools face nutrition crunch

A Chicago suburban district, realizing it would lose more money than it rakes in, opted out of the National School Lunch Program in response to strict, new health regulations. But many districts can’t afford to give up federal subsidies, forcing administrators to find ways to encourage students to eat the healthier foods required by the federal rules.

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Opinion: Good reasons abound to oppose Common Core

It seems we cannot have a reasoned debate about the Common Core. This is partially a problem of some Core opponents saying wild things—no, the Core isn’t from the United Nations. But even more, many Core supporters appear unwilling to deal with numerous, substantive concerns.

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