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8/30/2012

8/30/2012

Faced with leaking roofs over several schools, Marshall County's Budget Committee is recommending county commissioners add $300,000 to the school budget, although the Board of Education had sought much more.

8/30/2012

School districts are always looking for ways to raise money and in many cases receive grants. While applying for a grant can be challenging, the Madison School District has been awarded a $660,000 stipend to enhance its afterschool activities.

8/30/2012

The largest school district in California and the second largest in the nation, LAUSD, delivered a memorable civics lesson to the children of Thomas Starr King Middle School by granting the students' public request for a ban on food trays made of polystyrene (commonly referred to by the DOW Chemical patented name Styrofoam).

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

This new program provides prospective students with scholarships developed in honor of American College of Education's seven Board of Trustee members.

8/29/2012

The largest school district in the state is offering a new tool to report (hotline and online), track and address bullying or other potentially harmful incidents.

8/29/2012

With increased focus on student achievement and budget shortfalls over the past few years, districts are demanding more proof of efficacy and a higher return on investment from their educational partners. Curriculum Advantage, Inc., provider of Classworks online instruction and assessment, is proving the clear choice for discerning buyers.

8/29/2012

Common Sense Media launched an online learning platform to help elementary students use technology safely and responsibly called Digital Passport, which is free for teachers.

8/29/2012

Built specifically for the new standards and using the language of the CCSS, Ready™ Common Core offers students in grades 3–8 rigorous instruction and practice in math and reading while also offering teachers multilevel resources and tools to easily implement these lessons.

8/29/2012

Advocates for special education students will rally Wednesday in Lansing, hoping to influence state officials to abolish rules they say are leading to increased class sizes and caseloads.

8/29/2012

Seven secondary schools in Camden are demanding that Conservative Education Secretary Michael Gove rethinks the “devastating” impact of downgrading hundreds of English pupils at their schools.

8/29/2012

The Clark County School District is responding to hundreds of complaints by parents frustrated over transportation issues.

8/29/2012

The school year has barely started, but even so, administrators in the Brush School District already are looking at test scores.

8/29/2012

K12 Inc., the nation's leading provider of proprietary curricula and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced it has partnered with Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District to launch a new, blended online learning program for high school students across the district.

8/29/2012

Mobile learning is one of the hottest trends in education. Schools are beginning to realize the power tablets and smartphones wield in the classroom. Mobile devices like the iPad, the Galaxy Tab and the Google Nexus personalize education and are revolutionizing the classroom experience through the use of apps. No matter the app, the purpose is to make education a unique experience for the user. Worship Tech Decisions has rounded up the best 25 apps for IT directors to recommend for K-12 classrooms.

8/29/2012

Monsanto announced today at the Farm Progress Show that 176 school districts in 35 states have been selected to receive grants of up to $25,000. The America's Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will invest $2.3 million in rural schools across the United States during the 2012-2013 school year.

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