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Texas Instruments unveils a new graphing calculator

A new addition has been made to Texas Instruments' TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators. The TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator is 30 percent thinner and lighter than the TI-84 Plus with customized color selections available.

Oregon bill would nudge parents to say 'no' to state testing

Opponents of standardized testing who consider noncompliance have found an ally in an Oregon state representative who has sponsored legislation that would give Oregonians the "unrestricted right" to yank their children from statewide assessments. It would also require schools to notify parents of this right prior to testing.

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Digital daily practice interactive lessons released by Evan-Moor

Evan-Moor’s daily practice titles are now available digitally as interactive language, reading and math lessons for whole-class or small-group instruction.

Parents need trigger law to hold low-performing schools accountable

As long as accountability measures are fully controlled by government institutions, the accountability will be lacking. Public officials will always be more tolerant of the systemic failure of schools than the public itself because, with rare exceptions, their children aren’t the ones being failed. Real accountability is rooted in choice.

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New product added to Extron Electronics' streaming AV series

Extron Electronics introduced the SMD 202, a compact, high performance media player and live stream decoder that is adaptable to different network conditions and streaming requirements.

Public school enrollment increases again in Louisiana

Louisiana public school enrollment inched up by about 4,800 students this year to 717,896, a rise of less than 1 percent from the 2013-14 academic session. It was the ninth consecutive annual increase since 2005, when hurricanes Katrina and Rita chased off 10 percent of the state's students.

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Nashville school board members fear budget won’t be enough

Sparked by Metro Schools’ expected enrollment growth next school year, the Tennessee city's board of education expressed fears about the district’s budget and being willing to fund the district in full because of a lack of progress from some schools.

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Controversial school voucher plan back in front of lawmakers

Texas' Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said he is putting his shoulder-weight behind giving parents more power to choose where their kids go to school by continuing to push a controversial voucher plan that was voted down last session.

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Utah lawmaker: all school board elections should be partisan

A proposed bill by a Utah senator would not only make state school board elections partisan, it would also extend the partisan system to boards for local school districts.

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Iowa House approves school funding

State funding of Iowa’s K12 schools would increase a total of 3.7 percent over the next two fiscal years under a bill passed largely along party lines in the Iowa House.

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