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The Washington district is looking further into potentially providing sound enhancement systems for all classrooms in its nearly 40 schools. The Lightspeed REDCAT system currently being used by some schools distributes sound evenly throughout the room.

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Schools and districts navigating the path to technology integration will have a comprehensive roadmap to guide their journeys with ISTE’s Lead & Transform Movement. The initiative provides educators with a free diagnostic tool and resources to guide them through the system-wide transition to technology-rich and standards-ready learning environments.

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In many cities in the United States, poor children live in housing areas where drug deals, street crime, and gang violence make it too dangerous for caring parents to allow their kids to go outside to play. It makes more sense to add opportunities for children to play during the school day, not obliterate them by getting rid of sports.

10/29/2014

Positive Attendance is a new feature from Skyward that automates attendance and enables schools to locate, track and moderate students within the building during the school day. Two Wisconsin-based schools have implemented Positive Attendance, which gives students the power to mark themselves present, not absent.

10/29/2014

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the Worlddidac Association have joined forces to offer access for educators to contemporary professional learning opportunities and resources. They will also collaborate to create environments where students have access to technology to support learning.

10/29/2014

Professional learning services provider Generation Ready sold its Avatar TMS to Truenorthlogic. The Avatar training management system assists human resources departments in K12 schools by automating course registration, management, and certification tracking for educators.

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One of the nation's largest charter school organizations has announced an ambitious expansion plan to more than double its enrollment in the Los Angeles area over the next six years. KIPP LA now operates 11 schools that serve about 4,000 students; by 2020, the organization wants to grow to 9,000 students in 20 schools.

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The district's staff is scrambling to review each and every high school transcript, before anyone is denied college admission because of the district’s flawed record-keeping system. A small team of tech experts are also working to determine whether reports of flawed transcripts in the district’s defective new computer system, MiSiS, are due to systematic bugs or data errors.

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Since the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn., more than 85 percent of school districts in New Jersey have taken new security measures, including adding cameras, hiring security and making building changes, according to a survey of local school officials.

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Despite concerns about the hit on taxpayers, the Madison School Board overwhelmingly approved a $405.4 million budget for 2014-2015 that will boost teacher pay and raise school taxes.

10/29/2014

Parents of U.S. public school students in grades K12 are about evenly divided over the Common Core State Standards. The data suggest that an increase in awareness has led to an increase in negativity, given the seven-percentage-point increase in those viewing the standards negatively.

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