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3/7/2013

3/7/2013
The legislative proposal relies on $200 million in PERS reform. If that doesn't happen or is held up in court, Hillsboro will slash another $3.7 million from next school year's budget, said Adam Stewart, chief financial officer.
3/7/2013
The school board listened to a number of concerned parents and North Braddock community members who don’t want to see the students have to be bussed out of the area to attend other schools.
3/7/2013
Not long ago, kids could get in trouble for using their cellphones during class. Today, some middle- and high-school teachers encourage it -- as long as students are using the devices for classwork.
3/7/2013
The Christie administration will roll out its long-awaited regulations for teacher evaluations today, including outlines for how student achievement will be used in grading teachers and principals, starting next school year.
3/7/2013
Southeast Polk and Bondurant-Farrar school districts maintained graduation numbers well above the state average in 2012, according to figures released by the Iowa Department of Education last week.
3/7/2013
Tablets are reinventing how students access and interact with educational material, and how teachers assess and monitor students’ performance at a time when many schools are understaffed and many classrooms overcrowded.
3/7/2013
Saying it’s all about student achievement, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is trying to push his education reform bill through the Legislature.
3/7/2013
According to the agreement, Nike also agrees to pay the New Hanover County Board of Education 5 percent of the profits from any product using the Laney logo.

3/6/2013

3/6/2013
A state lawmaker wants Illinois to stop using schools as polling places on Election Day, but the idea doesn’t sit well with local election authorities.
3/6/2013
Many school administrators classify teacher technology users into two categories: those who use technology and those who don’t. While this school of thought is logical, after having worked with and trained hundreds of teachers and administrators on integrating technology into instruction, I have found that there are generally three categories of technology teachers. I refer to them as, Digital Rock Stars, Digital Groupies, and Digital Phobes.
3/6/2013
Staff Development for Educators (SDE), one of the nation's leading providers of professional development for K-12 educators, is pleased to announce its 2013 Administrator Summit pre-conference, taking place July 15, 2013 in Las Vegas.
3/6/2013
Early Learning Labs, Inc., a nationwide provider of early childhood assessment products and services, is thrilled to announce the second edition of myIGDIs (Individual Growth and Development Indicators) for Early Literacy.
3/6/2013
Samsung Electronics America Inc. and dB Audio & Video announced today the successful completion of a project with Hall County Schools in Gainesville, GA to create a state-of-the-art, collaborative learning environment featuring commercial displays and interactive whiteboards at the district’s innovative Academies of Discovery.
3/6/2013
Edmund G. Ross Elementary School believes all children can learn. But, as a Title I school located in an economically disadvantaged area of northeast Albuquerque, students and teachers have faced challenges meeting student-achievement benchmarks and gradelevel targets.
3/6/2013
A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and secondary school students finds that digital technologies have become central to their teaching and professionalization. At the same time, the internet, mobile phones, and social media have brought new challenges to teachers, and they report striking differences in access to the latest digital technologies between lower and higher income students and school districts.

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