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2/17/2012

2/17/2012

Interactive textbooks for the iPad and other digital instructional materials from Pearson are taking center stage days after the U.S. Department of Education announced a move toward digital textbooks and other mobile learning technology for classrooms of the future.

2/17/2012

The Green Bay School District sent a letter Thursday to families of students who attend Eisenhower Elementary School, noting teachers will continue to provide quality education while the school is under investigation for breaking security while administering standardized tests.

2/17/2012

Hitachi America, Ltd. announced the introduction of its CP-A301N, CP-AW251N and CP-A221N ultra short throw 3LCD projectors, three new models that offer upgraded features for enhanced flexibility and ease of use.

2/17/2012

In a series of four online School Improvement Network PD videos, Jamie Almanzan, coach with the non-profit National Equity Project, shares what he has learned after years of working with principals and other educational leaders on the issue of racial and cultural equity.

2/16/2012

2/16/2012

Capstone Digital's myON reader, the largest integrated library of digital books with multimedia support, is now available on the Kindle Fire.

2/16/2012

AMX announced the AMX ResQ system for its Unified Campus Solution. AMX ResQ gives teachers a small, classroom-audio pendant – with built-in panic-button, to address the sudden conditions of a classroom threat or other emergency.

2/16/2012

MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach is a new K-12 reading program designed to help students improve their reading skills measurably in 30 hours or less through differentiated instruction. 

2/16/2012

Wonderlic announced a technology alliance with SchoolSpring that allows hiring managers to pinpoint the best potential employees through a seamless candidate testing experience.

2/16/2012

A bill to give education funding to students — instead of schools — was kept in committee Wednesday morning to give lawmakers more time to work on it, possibly turning it into a smaller, test program rather than making a statewide change.

2/16/2012

A U.S. survey reveals that in states that don't require driver's education before getting a license, about one-third of students skip driver's ed classes and more than half fail to undergo any formal behind-the-wheel training.

2/16/2012

Amendments to Hawaii's Race to the Top plan have been approved but the U.S. Department of Education still wants to see progress in reforming public schools.

2/16/2012

Leaked documents from the free-market conservative organization The Heartland Institute reveal a plan to create school educational materials that contradict the established science on climate change.

2/16/2012

Sharon Cooksey, a facilitator for curriculum and professional learning in the Franklin Special School District, has been tapped to join the Common Core Leadership Council, a group that will advise the state department of education on a transition plan for setting student benchmarks.

2/16/2012

The Obama administration will propose Wednesday a $5 billion competition aimed at overhauling how America's teachers are trained, paid and granted tenure, the latest sign of the growing focus on the quality of teaching in public schools.

2/16/2012

Gov. Sean Parnell is calling the education funding increase approved by the Alaska Senate last week the “ultimate giveaway,” and saying the increase would actually cost the state half a billion dollars.

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