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Diversity creates possibility in Indiana district

Merrillville Community Schools Corporation, located in a suburban town outside Gary, Ind., is an award-winning district, having achieved a 90 percent graduation rate in 2012 with 78 percent of its students demonstrating proficiency in English, math, and science.

K12 video games grow up

Designers are working to create educational games that can be as elaborate and engrossing as any computerized bird-flinging saga or mythical battle fantasy that students (or their teachers) might stay up all night playing.

Are schools doing enough to stop bullying?

After years of torment from bullies, 15-year-old Bart Palosz of Greenwich, Conn., took his own life on the first day of school in September. His death has led many to question the effectiveness of district bullying policies, and whether or not school leaders are responsible for identifying students who may harm themselves.

Most Americans unaware of the Common Core, poll says

Almost two out of three Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards, and those who have understand little about them, a new poll finds.

Be a source for our story on mobile device management

iPads tablets, and smartphones are enhancing classroom assignments, homework and content sharing between students and teachers. What solutions are districts using to make sure these devices are secure, functioning properly, and being used only for educational purposes? If you can be a source for our story, please follow the link to contact us.

Report: A body in motion gets better grades

Students who are physically active during school get better grades, even as nearly half the nation’s administrators have cut time from PE classes and recess in the last decade to focus more on math and reading, a new report found.

Superintendent moves from good to great in Tennessee

By setting a clear vision, Superintendent Jim McIntyre has made his mark at Knox County Schools, a flourishing Tennessee district where most of the 15 high schools can boast of graduation rates above 90 percent.

Urban alliance works to change school food’s image

A first-of-its-kind coalition of five of the nation’s largest districts is working to improve the reputation and quality of school food.

Detroit bankruptcy weighs on already struggling schools

Schools were already dealing with a budget deficit and extreme drops in enrollment, a problem that could get worse if the bankruptcy declaration leads more people to leave the city.

Superintendent creates academy for other school leaders

A Nebraska superintendent has added his own program to the increasing number of academies designed to teach his peers critical management skills that they may not have learned during their formal education.