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4/16/2014

4/16/2014

Schools across the state are also turning to technology to protect students. A $12 million school security grant program is helping schools install video cameras and intercom systems and purchase first responder radios. Over 3,800 Ohio schools have applied for the grant, evidence that safety in schools is a high priority.

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Central Union Elementary School District, located on a military base in Lemoore, Calif., is using 21st-century technology in an unexpected place: gym class. Last fall, the district was awarded a three-year Department of Defense Education Activity grant to improve physical education and enhance parent, family and community engagement.

4/16/2014

For the first time, Warren County's technical school will open most of its programs to high school seniors interested in vocational training. Students will be able to enroll in automotive technology, among other programs.

4/16/2014

Edgenuity has released a new Lesson Mastery report for online and blended learning instructors. The Lesson Mastery report offers at-a-glance access to data and metrics that allow teachers to monitor, track and personalize the learning experience for each student.

4/16/2014

The debate over how best to improve urban school systems in major American cities is robust and complicated. But one Boston community found a way to transform public education almost by accident. For the Charlestown neighborhood, a group of new moms just looking for a night out ended up blossoming into a determined movement for schools.

4/16/2014

In North Carolina's Carrboro High School, students began the Language for Youth program, in which students volunteer to teach language classes at a middle school. One way to help keep the program active would be to engage university students as well as student-teachers in other subjects not offered at the middle school level.

4/16/2014

Let’s press the mute button on politically driven denunciations and work together on the shared mission of all public schools, traditional and charter: to provide great educational services for children.

4/16/2014

A Florida high school wants to set a dress code for parents. It’s highly unlikely that the dress code for parents could be enforced, but a Broward County School Board member would like the situation to be addressed by principals.

4/16/2014

Houston ISD unveiled four new school mascots after the school board changed district policy on school symbols to become more culturally sensitive. The cost for new uniforms and changing over symbols in gyms, hallways, marquees and signs could top $250,000.

4/16/2014

The San Antonio ISD plans to open its second early college high school this year after signing a memorandum of understanding with the Alamo Colleges to open the new school in August on the St. Philip’s College campus. The students will be housed at the college while taking both high school and college courses.

4/16/2014

Loyola High School in Los Angeles will showcase the work of young filmmakers from across the country via a student-run film festival to be held May 17. Open to all U.S. high school students, the Loyola Film Festival will feature three categories: narrative short, documentary short and action sports.

4/16/2014

The first year of an Anchorage district's perfect attendance incentive program is almost over. Compared to last school year, first quarter absences dropped 21 percent. Over 12,000 elementary students and more than 400 high school students are still eligible for the Disneyland vacation and free car prizes.

4/16/2014

Mutualink debuted a secure multimedia communications platform to enhance schools’ safety and security by establishing a direct link with police, fire, EMS and other entities in emergency situations. Mutualink K12, designed and licensed exclusively for K12 schools, acts as a gateway for real-time voice, video, data and text communications.

4/16/2014

InFocus Corporation has added two series of bright projectors to its existing lineup of classroom models. The interactivity-enabled IN2120a series and IN120STa short throw series models can use the optional LiteBoard adapter to enable the LiteBoard Wand to operate as a wireless interactive pen and mouse.

4/16/2014

Massachusetts is partnering with Torsh Inc. to use its TALENT solution as part of the state's Department of Early Education and Childcare Peer Assistance and Coaching pilot. The online video-based collaboration and analytics platform will support coaching and professional development for early child care and out-of-school-time education providers.

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