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4/3/2014

4/3/2014
Paola voters approved Paola USD 368’s proposed $17 million school bond. Bond plans will include safety and security improvements at all of the schools, tornado shelters at all district facilities, renovations to the middle school and various other projects.
4/3/2014
After nearly two years of trying to plot the best course of action, the Kenmore-Tonawanda Union Free School District's board voted to close two elementary schools and merge the middle school into the high school. The district will sell the two elementary buildings with the remaining elementary schools housing pre-K through four.
4/3/2014
Casio America introduced its first LampFree Ultra Short Throw projector. With brightness up to 3100 lumens and an ultra short throw ratio of 0.28:1, Casio’s new XJ-UT310WN is primarily designed for the education market with application tools that integrate with mobile technologies in the classroom.
4/3/2014
Charter schools are here to stay in North Carolina. Some supporters thought open-government laws applied to the charters. As charter school numbers increase, however, the ability of the taxpayers to keep track of just how their money is spent is shrinking. State lawmakers should plug that apparent hole in the charter school law.
4/3/2014
The Florida House's Justice Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill that would allow local school boards or principals to designate employees—typically former or current law enforcement officers—to carry guns on campus. If passed, HB 753 would require trained officials to complete 40 hours of school safety training.
4/3/2014
Parkview School District voters approved general obligation bonds in the amount of $17 million to renovate two schools. The construction referendum passed by only 26 votes.
4/3/2014
In the 2012-2013 school year, the total number of North Carolina's reportable acts of school crime and violence, suspensions and the use of corporal punishment continue their downward trend. According to the 2012-2013 Consolidated Data Report presented to State Board of Education, expulsions did increase.
4/3/2014
A referendum to build a new Wisconsin Dells high school went down in defeat with only a five-vote spread between those against and in favor of the $30 million project. The current high school would have been remodeled and converted to a middle school.
4/3/2014
Ricoh Americas Corporation launched its Ricoh Testing and Grading Solution to enable educators to create their own bubble-sheet optical mark recognition (OMR) tests, print them using a Ricoh multifunction product (MFP) and automatically grade tests using the MFP’s scanning capability.
4/3/2014
In Los Angeles Unified, the nation's second-largest school system, students throw out at least $100,000 worth of food a day, amounting to over $18 million a year. The district is exploring different options to reduce the food piling up in school trash cans.

4/2/2014

4/2/2014
Illinois' large District 300 will survey 15,500 students and 1,500 teachers and administrators to help shape the future of technology in its classrooms. The survey will assess whether educators and students understand and are comfortable with technologies used in the classroom.
4/2/2014
Jefferson Parish officials are considering delaying technology upgrades until the fall in order to be eligible for federal E-Rate reimbursements. Although the move would save the district up to $15 million, the delay could mean Jefferson might not be fully ready to administer the new PARCC standardized test on computers by May 2015.
4/2/2014
June 28-July 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.
4/2/2014
A new Immigration and Customs Enforcement cybersafety program will send agents to school auditoriums to encourage teen and tween Internet users to turn to law enforcement if they are approached or victimized by online predators amid a rise in cases involving the sexual exploitation of children.
4/2/2014
Quest to Learn, a public school formed by the New York City Department of Education and Institute of Play for grades six through 12, and its sister school in Chicago are among the only schools organized around principles of games and connected learning.

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