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1/27/2014

1/27/2014

Tales2Go is a Netflix-like subscription service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from popular publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond, giving users instant, unlimited and simultaneous access.

1/27/2014

Students who had loved coming to school are left now with a sterile learning environment. Kids are shoved into college-prep classes, regardless of their wants or desires.

1/27/2014

Billings elementary schools are close to getting their layer of electronic protection.

1/27/2014

To create the collections, Net Texts’ content researchers reviewed hundreds of YouTube Education channel videos and video collections, and selected those they believe teachers will find most valuable.

1/27/2014

Principals, teachers, and other staff members at two Boston schools slated for state takeovers have been put on notice: They will likely be asked to reapply for their jobs in the coming months, a move that could lead to a mass exodus from Dever and Holland elementary schools.

1/27/2014

A Buddhist family sued Sabine Parish School Board for violating their right to religious freedom. The lawsuit contains a shocking list of religious indoctrination.

1/27/2014

Virginia lawmakers tempted to thrust local public school divisions back into the government prayer wars should be prepared to defend the mandate in court.

1/27/2014

Chicago Public Schools announced Sunday that schools will be closed Monday due to the extreme cold temperatures and high winds forecast for the area.

1/27/2014

You poor students, we're just going to quit while we're behind. We're going to shut down your school in June and try to get a head start on helping the kids behind you.

1/27/2014

A bill that allow peace officers to carry weapons in schools and make school boards keep secret the names of employees they designate as people who can carry guns cleared the Ohio House this week.

1/24/2014

1/24/2014

Eliminating the problems of solely deploying PINs and standard cards, the wirelessly powered Zwipe biometric card lets users authenticate themselves directly on the card through something they are, a fingerprint.

1/24/2014

The Missouri Senate Education Committee is tackling a state school transfer law that requires struggling school systems to pay for children to enroll in nearby higher-performing districts. The transfer law states school districts without state accreditation will cover costs for students who want to attend an accredited district within the same county or a bordering one.

1/24/2014

Catapult Learning, LLC, a leading provider of intervention services and professional development programs for K-12 schools, announced today that it has acquired Newton Alliance, LLC. This transaction makes Catapult Learning the largest provider of intervention services and professional development for K-12 schools in the nation.

1/24/2014

A program to improve the educational outcomes for children in foster care is being launched in Pima County. “No group of students is more in need of educational success than children in foster care,” said Debbie D’Amore, chief deputy for the Pima County school superintendent. That’s where FosterEd, a national initiative that pairs at-risk foster children with “educational champions,” comes in.

1/24/2014

Available to ISTE members, the interactive learning experience with top experts in education technology will feature hot topics from the ISTE 2013 Conference as well as previews of the programs for ISTE 2014 in Atlanta.

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