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Archive for Educational Articles

School Systems Scramble for Funds

Budget legislation moved forward in Annapolis this week when the Maryland Senate passed a nearly $37 billion budget on March 20.  This budget restores some education funds to eight rural and exurban counties, but leaves Montgomery County and others in metro DC out of allocations…

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Afterschool Program Fights Obesity, Encourages Healthy Eating

Activate for Kids is an after-school program in public school districts of Texas, Florida, and Georgia that shows how extracurricular activities can be used to fight obesity. Many after-school programs offer sports as a way for students to stay active and healthy. Activate for Kids…

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Strong Afterschool Programs Can Improve Social, Intellectual Development

Investing time and money in after-school programs can provide great returns in a child’s social and intellectual development. Many parents and PTA members agree that the benefits of an after-school program are immeasurable http://ow.ly/f8dw6

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AppMaking Makes Big News in The Gaithersburg Gazette

Flex is very proud of our Appmaking activity at Lakelands Park Middle School.  And, the folks at The Gaithersburg Gazette were not only proud of the local (and young) techies — they were totally blown away at their amazing apps! Check out the article: http://www.gazette.net/article/20121223/NEWS/712269828/1122/MISC01/Gaithersburg-middle-schoolers-make-apps-of-their-own&template=gazette

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PTAs, Parents Can Have A BIG Influence On The Quality Of A School

The gap between two schools in New York, P.S. 9 and P.S. 166, is the perfect example of how big a difference parental involvement in the PTA can make. The amount of influence that a PTA can have on the quality of a school is…

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