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How Physical Education Can Improve Math Scores

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Physical Education Cards (PEC) are a simple yet practical way to understand mathematics in an effort to merge playgrounds and classrooms.

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Local Implementation of Transitional Kindergarten (Nov. 9, 2011) — Moderator Dave Gordon, Superintendent, Sacramento County Office of Education. Panelists Jonathan Raymond, Superintendent, Sacramento City Unified School District; Nora Armenta, Executive Director of Early Care and Education, Los Angeles Unified School District; Nancy Lynch, Superintendent, Placerville Union Unified School DistrictGloria Craine, Teacher, Ochoa Learning Center, Los Angeles Unified School District. Education leaders including Carl Cohn, California State Board of Education member; Dave Gordon, Superintendent of Sacramento County Office of Education and John Mockler, president of John Mockler and Associates, convene to discuss how transitional kindergarten gives California an exciting opportunity to support our children's love of learning and help ensure they are better prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
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Education Secy. Says He Backs Annual Testing

AP (Jan. 12, 2015) — Education Secy. Arne Duncan says testing US schoolchildren annually in math and reading is critical for measuring progress. The comments came ahead of what could be a contentious Capitol Hill debate on education. (Jan. 12) Video provided by AP
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How Malnutrition Impacts Learning

NDTV (May 29, 2013) — For most eight year olds in school simple math problems like five minus two is child's play, but that's not the case for those who are severely malnourished. This is the finding of a pathbreaking new study on malnutrition which reveals how a poor diet impacts not just physical growth but also the mental and intellectual abilities of children.
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