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6/21/2013

6/21/2013
One of the most promising models for changing the way we feed kids is known as "farm-to-school," and it involves connecting schools with fresh, locally grown food and food and agriculture education opportunities. But there are still some common misconceptions. Here are the top 5 myths about farm-to-school.
6/21/2013
The Los Angeles Unified School District board voted unanimously to name an area elementary school in first lady Michelle Obama’s honor. The name was selected for Mrs. Obama's support of a healthy, active lifestyle, after which the school models itself.
6/21/2013
The South Dakota Department of Education has awarded grants ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 per year, guaranteed for five years, for eight after-school programs. The money will support tutoring, homework help, music, arts, sports, and other after-school activities.
6/21/2013
This fall, school districts throughout Missouri will have new directives from the state that provide leeway in how to handle a potential influx of students transferring from unaccredited school systems.

6/20/2013

6/20/2013

Net Texts, developed to make iPads, tablets, Android devices, and the PC more useful education devices in the classroom, has now added the Net Texts Reader. With Net Texts Reader, students can open an instructional audio or video item in a corner of their screen to enhance the course work assigned to them by teachers through the Net Texts OER (open education resources) system.

6/20/2013
More than 80 percent of iNaCA graduates will continue their education and immediately enter four-year colleges and universities or community colleges and approximately 19% will attend vocational schools, enter the military, start careers or pursue other plans.
6/20/2013

The innovative team at Northwest ISD (NISD) is leading the way in Texas by adding new geo-visual technology to their set of district analytic tools.  GuideK12 is thrilled that NISD leadership selected GuideK12 to save them time and support data-driven decisions to enable their rapidly evolving planning needs. The GuideK12 platform visualizes student data on an interactive map to allow real-time analysis for academic needs, boundary planning, capacity analysis, and resource placement.  

6/20/2013
Condoms are already available in 19 high schools with on-site health centers. The policy, up for a vote by the Boston School Committee, would expand distribution to all 32 high schools in the system.
6/20/2013
Among the devices considered, the iPad came out on top in both quality and price, at least according to the school district's requirements.
6/20/2013
The school board voted unanimously to adopt the recommended attendance zones drawn by the attendance rezoning committee over a period of months.
6/20/2013
But many parents were unaware of the lockdown and of a manhunt launched by authorities. Text and email alerts were sent, but most parents of the district’s 5,000 students were not signed up to receive them.
6/20/2013
The Jordan School District is expecting enrollment to increase by more than 29,000 students in the next 10 years for the communities it serves, which include Herriman, South Jordan, Riverton, Bluffdale and West Jordan.
6/20/2013
There are 21 layoffs recommended for the board of education’s approval at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Sarvis Conference Center, 1231 E. Kearsley St.
6/20/2013
The program’s website lists several areas in which preschool children are assessed, including language and mathematical development, physical skills and social interaction.
6/20/2013
If you've been paying attention to the national news lately, you've certainly caught wind of the catastrophic budget problems that the Philadelphia public school system is currently facing. This isn't only happening in Pennsylvania, but other areas across the country that view budget cuts as an option to "fix" public schools.

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