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Chicago school system under federal investigation

Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and a $20.5 million contract the district awarded on a no-bid basis to a training academy that formerly employed her.

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L.A. school district looking for refund from Apple

LAUSD is seeking to recoup millions of dollars over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads. The district's board of education authorized its attorneys to explore possible litigation against Apple and Pearson, the company that developed the curriculum as a subcontractor to Apple.

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Be a source for our health story

Does your district offer a unique or progressive health-and-wellness program for students and staff? DA is looking for creative ideas in exercise, food service and other fitness activities for a story in our July issue. Please follow the link to contact us.

South Carolina’s largest school system expands Discovery Education deal

Greenville County Schools has deepened its 13-year partnership with Discovery Education by implementing Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps in 10 sites across the district. The professional development system supports the development of teacher-leaders as they serve as change agents for the district's digital transition.

iboss Cybersecurity leverages HP system to stop malware

FireSphere Threat Isolator, an integration of iboss Cybersecurity's FireSphere and HP's SDN architecture and SDN VAN controller, will extend FireSphere's perimeter defense capabilities to detect malware once inside the network and contain the outbreak of the infection.

Capstone announces new PebbleGo database

Officially releasing in August, PebbleGo Dinosaurs joins previous database modules covering content for grades preK-3. The new database will feature articles for more than 125 dinosaurs.

Florida governor signs bill to scale back testing

Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that seeks to cut testing in Florida's public schools. The bill was passed by the Florida Legislature last week, in response to a too-much testing outcry from teachers and parents across the state.

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Rigorous review of Nashville charter schools needed

The Metro Nashville Public School Board needs to adopt tougher accountability and transparency standards for charters. The proliferation of new charters in the Nashville metro area is forcing existing under-funded public schools to compete for the same taxpayer dollars without proper checks and balances.

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School lunches are a national-security issue

What’s on kids’ school-lunch trays can have an impact that reaches far beyond the cafeteria — even to the frontlines where America's men and women serve. Nearly one in three young adults is too heavy to serve in the military. We should continue to support schools that are having a tougher time meeting healthier standards.

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Vermont eases off school mergers

The Vermont Agency of Education's deputy secretary told lawmakers that the agency wanted to back away from mandatory components of the state's education reform bill, which passed the House last month. The agency wants to pursue voluntary steps toward school district consolidation.

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