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5/9/2012

5/9/2012

"Wanna see my book report?" asks first-grader Johnathan Ponce, pointing up at a colorful wall covered in student work. Michael Kooi of the Florida Department of Education turned around obligingly to look at Johnathan's hand-drawn cover.

5/9/2012

The first time Jon Brumley was asked to serve on what became known as the Perot Committee, charged with overhauling Texas education in 1983, the Fort Worth oilman had to say no.

5/9/2012

A school district has deemed an awkward teen's two-page encounter at boarding school in the coming-of-age novel "Looking for Alaska" too racy, banning the book from class reading lists.

5/8/2012

5/8/2012

The idea that a handful of college instructors and student teachers in the school of education at the University of Massachusetts could slow the corporatization of public education in America is both quaint and ridiculous.

5/8/2012

Transformational is how some describe edX, an online education platform that will make Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) courses available to everyone. Inevitable is probably a better term. As textbooks go digital, more testing is conducted on-line and mobile applications democratize education tools, education start-ups are on the rise.

5/8/2012

The new Fusion Series freestanding solutions provide independent height, plumb and lateral shift adjustment with multiple configuration options.

5/8/2012

In an effort to bring down costs while showing its commitment to sustainability the State Department of Education has partnered with Hawaii Pacific Solar, Conergy and RC Energy to complete a series of solar electric installations at public schools on Oahu in Hawaii.

5/8/2012

Blackboard Inc. announced the launch of Blackboard Analytics for Learn, a solution that gives education leaders an unprecedented view of teaching and learning across their institution.

5/8/2012

Harlem School District selected Johnson Controls to design and install energy efficiency upgrades and conservation measures for the district’s two campuses that are expected to provide cumulative savings of $1.6 million over the next 15 years.

5/8/2012

Amidst all of the hoopla surrounding a busy sports weekend that included multiple NBA Playoff games, a Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto fight, and the Kentucky Derby, Shaquille O'Neal was handling his business - serious business. Doctoral business.

5/8/2012

The Mount Baker School District will cut programs and lay off employees to close a $1.95 million deficit in the 2012-13 budget.

5/8/2012

An Indiana mother sent her gay son to school with a stun gun to protect him against bullies. The teen now faces expulsion, but the mother says she would do it again.

5/8/2012

In 2002, a handful of technology powerhouses — Apple, Microsoft, SAP — realized there was a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they would need to compete in typical 21st century communities and workplaces.

5/8/2012

The Branstad administration’s effort to increase interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math took a step forward this weekend, with the announcement of six “STEM hubs” spread out across the state.

5/8/2012

Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, said a compromise was reached on an education bill early Sunday and she expects to introduce the bill in the Senate Monday night.

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