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11/15/2011

11/15/2011

Ameresco, Inc. announced that its Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Farwell Area Schools received an award from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). The school district has reduced its carbon footprint by over 18 percent and created nearly $44,000 in annual savings.

11/15/2011

Jurupa Unified School District and Chevron Energy Solutions are embarking on a 2.7 megawatt solar and energy efficiency project to save the district $34 million. The project will add solar photovoltaic panels mounted on parking shade structures at nine campuses; replace 400 air conditioning units, most of them more than 20 years old; and upgrade more than 21,000 lighting fixtures.

11/15/2011

D-Link and Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) announced the “Secure Your Schools” Grant Program, which will award a single qualifying school or district with a complete D-Link IP surveillance system. Applications are being accepted now through Dec. 31, and the winning school or district will be announced in an awards ceremony at TCEA 2012.

11/15/2011

Following an intensive, quantitative study of mathematics achievement in middle school students from Isaac School District in Phoenix, researchers from ASU's Technology Based Learning & Research Center found that students who learn math through an innovative concept mastery solution from Adaptive Curriculum outperform their peers on Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards and Galileo K12 Online.

11/15/2011

Not all public school educators opposed Senate Bill 5, though more than a few administrators and school board members stood beside the teachers’ unions in working to repeal the controversial collective bargaining law.

11/15/2011

Rockdale County principals and teachers will be sharpening their pencils over the next few months to get up to speed on a pilot program for evaluating staff as part of the Race to the Top grant program.

11/15/2011

Citing the strength of historic public education reforms already under way in Kentucky, the state on Monday submitted its application asking to be relieved of some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

11/15/2011

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Thursday that he will ask the State Board of Accounts to review a school corporation's transportation arrangement that charges parents fees for children to ride school buses.

11/15/2011

The West Contra Costa school district is on the verge of breaking free of long-standing, crippling debt caused by "financial disasters" of two decades ago, said schools Superintendent Bruce Harter.

11/15/2011

More students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools scored in the proficient or advanced ranges for reading and math in the 2010-2011 school year than did four years ago. That’s according to the seventh annual Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh, released by A+ Schools, an education advocacy group.

11/15/2011

When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance: Get the federal government out of schools. How they'd do that varies.

11/15/2011

Twenty years of reform efforts and programs targeting low-income families in Chicago Public Schools has only widened the performance gap between white and African-American students, a troubling trend at odds with what has occurred nationally.

11/15/2011

Mark Ossenheimer, principal of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx, threw out a name to add to the list of teenagers in trouble.

11/14/2011

11/14/2011

Universal preschool and all-day kindergarten, reforming education funding and restructuring school districts to provide options for students are among sweeping changes Connecticut's superintendents are proposing.

11/14/2011

With six incumbents on their way out, the lame duck Winchester (Va.) School Board has a lot to get done between now and Christmas. They're wrapping up a two-year review of all of the School Board policies, they are expected to adopt new attendance boundaries for the future Frederick Douglass Elementary School, and as early as this Tuesday, they will vote to give school system staff direction on a five-year technology plan.

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