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A compilation of all Essential Practices in one book

The Essential Practices booklets can be purchased by districts from International Minute Press by calling (517) 323-7777 or by email at lansing-mi@intlminutepress.com. Booklets with tabs are $6.13/book and without tabs for $4.00/book.

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