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8/29/2013

8/29/2013

The projects vary widely in terms of overall cost, and all of the bids except for Charleston Progressive Academy came in at or under initial budget estimates. Still, one pattern that has emerged is that schools cost more to build than they once did.

8/29/2013

If visitors pass muster, secretaries will open a second buzzer door to the main building. The district expects Bellefonte and Pleasant Gap elementary schools, the last two schools retrofitted, to be ready by the first day of school on Tuesday.

8/29/2013

The Education Department has been giving some states waivers from the education law's requirements, including those to collect and publish data about students and then use the results to pinpoint problem schools.

8/29/2013

Some 13,000 middle and high school students in the Glendale Unified School District who post publicly on sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook will be affected by the policy, according to the district.

8/29/2013

Several suburban schools, including Taft School District 90 in Lockport, Laraway School and Oak Velley School in Joliet, West Aurora School District 129, and Waukegan Public School District 60 were ending classes early on Tuesday.

8/29/2013

Maryland saw a dramatic decrease in the number of its elementary schools that received the highest rating for academic progress under a tough new school ranking system, according to results the state released Tuesday.

8/29/2013

A new state program can help you go to college for free. Eligible students can receive up to $15,000 a year to attend a four-year institution in Mississippi, WLOX reports.

8/29/2013

Laramie County School District 1 opened the new year with several dozen elementary students being forced out of their neighborhood schools.

8/29/2013

Less than 24 hours on the job, acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq is already under fire.

8/29/2013

Despite the focus of some civil rights leaders on voter ID laws, that's not where the real problem lies. With a black president and an estimated 10,000 elected black officials, this country isn't going to revert to Jim Crow laws.

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Rocky River schools is using software to help design bus routes based on where 1,700 kids are picked up or dropped off. Then the drivers go out and test the routes, making minor improvements as they go along.

8/28/2013

Students from the Colonial School District (in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) enjoyed their best showing ever at the 2013 Technology Student Association National Conference, earning three first-place trophies and three third-place trophies. More than 5,000 students from the U.S., Germany, and Turkey competed in more than 60 events, ranging from animation to robotics and biotechnology.

8/28/2013

For schools that have tablets, laptops, and desktops at their fingertips, planning is challenging, especially if the school or district's goal is to have a device in every student's hands. To guide this inevitable shift, edtech planning and implementation provider BEYOND Technology Education released "5 Steps to Prep for One-to-One", a document based on the SWIMGrid (School-Wide Integration Model).

8/28/2013

As districts across the U.S. struggle with growing bandwidth issues caused by 1-to-1 implementation, BYOD, online testing and more, this case study of how Yale University made mobile access easy campuswide should provide some helpful advice.

8/28/2013

This report projects that the smart classroom market will grow by 13.9 percent over the next five years from $31 billion in 2013 to $59 billion by the year 2018. It forecasts revenues and analyzes trends in more than 50 sub-markets, including interactive whiteboards, projectors, and audio systems.

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