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New Consortium Hopes to Capitalize on the Cloud

A new nonprofit organization plans to develop a set of best practices for the development of K12 content, tools and assessments hosted in the cloud.

Missouri District Sports New Electric-Powered Trucks

Lee's Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District has become the first district in the United States to operate an all-electric distribution fleet.

When Should Districts Observe Religious Holidays?

Some districts are finding that whether or not to include religious holidays on the academic calendar should be determined by what works best for each individual community.

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Common Core's Implications for Special Ed Students

The Common Core State Standards are raising the bar for special education students.

Helping Districts Recover From Tragedy

In December, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools gave $50,000 each to three districts recovering from multiple student suicides.

Security and Crisis Plans Needed for Administration Sites—Not Just Schools

Well-intended school administrators and boards often neglect their own security while putting their focus on safety at school buildings.

Professional Development 2.0

Social networking has become a quick and efficient way for K12 administrators to gain professional development.

"Hybrid" Schools Model Gets $1 Million Boost

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded $1 million to Rocketship Education, a small nonprofit elementary charter school operator based in San Jose, Calif.

Alfie Kohn's New Salvo in the Progressive Education War

Alfie Kohn, renowned author, speaker, and progressive education advocate, continues his fight against traditional classroom teaching in Feel-Bad Education.

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