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8/6/2012

8/6/2012

Maryville school officials say about 80 percent of the district's 700 students will be subject to random drug testingwhen classes resume later this month.

8/6/2012

The Monday after the 84th General Assembly adjourned, Gov. Terry Branstad stood behind his speaker’s podium and assessed the success of his 2012 education reform package.

8/6/2012

Seven Des Moines school district administrators once slated for raises of $5,000 to $25,000 are now poised to receive more modest pay increases, according to information released by the district.

8/3/2012

8/3/2012

Scholastic announces a live webcast with worldwide bestselling author J.K. Rowling on Oct. 11, 2012 and the launch of the Harry Potter Reading Club, an online destination created to share the magical world of Harry Potter with a generation of new readers.

8/3/2012

Knovation announced that it is proudly participating in Connected Educator Month–a unique, all-online opportunity for collaboration and professional development among the education community.

8/3/2012

Parchment adds Mitchell, president and CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund, to board; Former Blackboard executive Rajeev Arora named VP of marketing.

8/3/2012

YourTeacher’s Textbooks with a Teacher Inside® uses iBooks author to combine a geometry teacher and a textbook for the first time.

8/3/2012

The Center for American Progress (CAP) has released a new report entitled “Do schools challenge our children” which seems particularly interesting on the heels of the Minnesota Board of Education releasing proficiency test ratings yesterday.

8/3/2012

Ohio Schools Superintendent Stan Heffner acted improperly when he testified last year in favor of legislation that benefited a private education company that he planned to work for, according to an Ohio inspector general's report released today.

8/3/2012

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released letter grades for every school district statewide on Wednesday, with no districts receiving an “F” this year.

8/3/2012

North Carolina's school board could increase the number of charter schools in the state by a third within the next year if it accepts a screening committee's recommendations.

8/3/2012

The State Board of Education on Thursday tapped Florida's current public schools chancellor to serve as the state's interim education commissioner and began searching for a permanent replacement.

8/3/2012

Large achievement gaps lurk within some of Metro Detroit's elite school districts, according to data released Thursday by the Michigan Department of Education.

8/3/2012

The investors gathered in a tony private club in Manhattan were eager to hear about the next big thing, and education consultant Rob Lytle was happy to oblige.

8/3/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would have made school districts responsible for funding the placement of special education students in the private school of their family’s choice.

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