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9/16/2011

9/16/2011

Pixim Inc., a leading provider of imaging chips for enterprise security cameras, announced that Advanced Technology Video (ATV) has launched the P690WDR camera series integrating Pixim's new Seawolf chip, which is designed to capture the best images in any lighting condition.

9/16/2011

In the spring of 1999,12 students and a teacher were killed by two gun-toting teenage boys at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., making school safety and security an overnight priority in communities across the nation. Eight years later, a second and even more deadly incident on the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where a student shot and killed 32 people, brought a renewed wave of concern and attention to security. But these two largest U.S.

9/16/2011

MIND Research Institute announced dramatic increases in student math performance at 46 Schools in Los Angeles and a $500,000 gift from the Whitman-Harsh Foundation to support ten additional schools.

9/16/2011

Sublime Learning?, award-winning provider of professional development products and services, has been selected to offer ongoing support for the Special Education Department in the 8th largest school district in the nation.

9/16/2011

Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy and Hollywood philanthropist Megan Chernin have launched an effort to raise $200 million over five years to benefit local public schools.

The collaboration, in the works for several months, was announced in a letter signed by Deasy, Chernin and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

9/16/2011

While adults tend to reflect on their school years with nostalgia, going on about the ease, comfort and fun life held when homework was the most intimidating part of their day, recent studies indicate that, these days, there is nothing to be jealous of.

9/16/2011

Tacoma Public Schools closed before they opened today, as teachers continued to walk picket lines despite a judge?s order to end their strike that began Tuesday.

School had been scheduled to open on a two-hour delay, while the school district had asked teachers to report to work at their usual school start time.

About 7:20 a.m., the school district announced that schools would remain closed due to insufficient staffing.

9/16/2011

The biggest overhaul to school lunches in the past 15 years is giving states heartburn.

The federal government has mandated a healthier menu, and state and school officials are trying to figure out how to cope with the added costs.

At issue is the sweeping Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that Congress passed last year at the urging of first lady Michelle Obama, who has launched a childhood anti-obesity campaign. The aim is to replace the junk food and unhealthy lunches common in many schools with more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and less salt and fat.

9/16/2011

Summer will be a little bit shorter for Los Angeles Unified School District students in the next school year.

All LAUSD students on a traditional, two-semester calendar will begin the 2012-2013 academic year in August, which is three weeks earlier than usual.

The Board of Education approved the change. An attempt to delay implementation of the early start failed to be approved by the board on Tuesday.

9/16/2011

Publishing and education company Pearson PLC said Thursday that it agreed to buy online charter school operator Connections Education for $400 million in cash.

In announcing the acquisition, London-based Pearson noted that virtual public schools, which serve students who need flexible schedules or are home-schooled, are a large and rapidly growing segment of education in the United States. Virtual charter schools are funded by states and are free for the students who attend.

9/16/2011

Former U.S. education Secretary Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Wednesday a plan to introduce new legislation to reauthorize the federal No Child Left Behind Act along with Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.).

Their bills would "fix" NCLB by strengthening state accountability systems, improving teacher and principal professional development programs, combining federal education programs and increasing the number of charter schools, they said on a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.

9/16/2011

When Marjorie Allen began teaching in the Normandy School District, a new car cost about $700, and a loaf of bread was only 8 cents.

What hasn't changed, the 93-year-old Allen said, is her passion to teach others. She still reports to a classroom 72 years after she began.

School district officials honored the Bel-Nor resident as Citizen of the Month at their board meeting Wednesday night at district headquarters.

"I call Mrs. Allen, from my heart, a community treasure because she is that," Superintendent Stanton Lawrence said during a presentation at the meeting.

9/16/2011

Where do babies come from? That may soon be more than just a question little kids ask their parents; it might be a question on a test D.C. public school students take.

The District plans on testing students on their knowledge of human sexuality, contraception and drug use.

The 50-question test will be given to students in 5th, 8th and 10th grades. It will be the first standardized test in the country that covers health and sex education. Administrators hope to give the exam this spring.

9/16/2011

Inc. magazine ranked SureScore, a leading provider of college readiness solutions, as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the nation, marking the fourth consecutive year that the company has been included in the exclusive list.

9/15/2011

9/15/2011

On June 8, News Corp., a media company owned by Rupert Murdoch, snatched two leading school district administrators to head its new education division. Peter Gorman, former superintendent of the Charlotte- Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools, is the unit?s new senior vice president, and Kristen Kane, the former chief operating officer of the New York City Department of Education, is its COO. Late last year, Joel Klein, former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, made the decision as well to join News Corp. as senior advisor to Murdoch.

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