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12/19/2012

12/19/2012

With just three weeks remaining before the Jan. 4 entry deadline for the 2012-13 Follett Challenge, Follett is again sweetening the deal as the company has announced it will throw a party for the contest’s two grand-prize winners at their respective schools. 

12/19/2012

In October, Samsung and Grammy award-winning artist and producer Swizz Beatz teamed up to donate more than $25 thousand in Samsung products, including Galaxy Note 10.1 tablets and 55-inch LED TVs, to the Bronx Charter School for the Arts.

12/19/2012

Charter schools in Indiana are among the nation’s best at raising student test scores when compared with other public schools, a Stanford University study showed.

12/19/2012

This morning Jackson-Madison County School Board Chairman David Clifft released the names of the two additional candidates the board will interview on Wednesday.

12/19/2012

The Minneapolis school board is considering changing academic standards for students who want to participate in extracurricular activities.

12/19/2012

Two Centennial School District schools are partnering with Portland Parks and Recreation to bring community gardens to Rockwood, a high-poverty neighborhood whose residents have limited access to fresh food.

12/19/2012

When you're not yet 10, $8,453 is a lot of money. The elementary school students at Morris Jeff Community School in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood oohed and aahed Tuesday as State Superintendent of Education John White awarded that sum to each of 26 New Orleans "Top Gains" schools that made significant improvements in student performance last year, for a grand total of $219,800. And in Covington later that day, White gave $230,000 to the 27 Top Gains schools in St. Tammany.

12/19/2012

In the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, Miami-Dade police have arrested a 16-year-old student at Miami Lakes Educational Center who threatened on Twitter to “shoot up this school this Friday.”

12/19/2012

Stationed in front of one of his large self-portraits, the artist Chuck Close raised his customized wheelchair to balance on two wheels, seeming to defy the laws of gravity.

12/19/2012

The solution for avoiding school closings and continued, painful budget cuts in the Philadelphia School District?

12/19/2012

Most students returned to school in the shattered Connecticut community of Newtown on Tuesday for the first time since a gunman's rampage killed 26 people in an elementary school, reviving the gun control debate in Washington.

12/18/2012

12/18/2012

Public school yoga instructor Katie Campbell proudly looks out at 23 first graders as they contain their squirming in a kid-friendly version of the lotus position.

12/18/2012

Students at James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring soon will be able to know more about their finances thanks to EverFi Inc. — an online program that the school has begun integrating into its courses that teaches students about financial literacy.

12/18/2012

There are no classes Monday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. and officials aren’t sure if the school will ever reopen.

12/18/2012

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, announces the release of a series of new PD In Focus® videos, as well as two PD Online® courses.

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