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Graduation Rates Slump Across Illinois

Despite its academic struggles, North Chicago Community High School could count on at least one piece of good news: Students were getting their diplomas. The school reported a 90.3 percent graduation rate in 2010.

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Schools Will Have More Tablets Than Computers by 2016

A new report reveals that most US schools are testing tablet devices, with the aim of having more tablets per students than computers by 2016.

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Scores Rise Dramatically in Schools That Utilize PD360

Independent research recently confirmed that 422 Title 1 schools significantly and consistently outperformed their non-Title 1 peers, experiencing dramatically higher gains in test scores than any other schools. The achievements were thanks to many factors, including talented teachers, passionate administrators, and students who had a desire to learn. But there was only one common denominator: On-demand professional development with PD 360.

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Archipelago Learning Selected to Deloitte’s 2011 Technology Fast 500 as One of the Fastest Growing Companies

Archipelago Learning Inc. announced it ranked 196th on the Technology Fast 500™ ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Archipelago Learning grew 483 percent during the five-year period from 2006-2010.

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Philadelphia Chooses Sublime Learning eTools

Sublime Learning is offering ongoing support for the Special Education Department of Philadelphia City School District. With eTeachables libraries, Sublime brings Philadelphia's special education department easy to use, online professional development videos that focus on integrating software and hardware already available in the district.

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Knowledge Delivery Systems Launches Courses to Empower Educators to Address Internet Safety

Knowledge Delivery Systems has developed two new courses on Internet safety and cyberbullying as part of its online professional development suite of products. The courses include, "Cyber Savvy: Promoting Students’ Safe and Civil Internet Practice" and "Cyberbullying: Empowering Students Against Digital Aggression, Abuse, and Exploitation". 

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Barry Manilow Gives $300K to Joplin High School Music Program

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow’s non-profit organization, the Manilow Music Project donated more than $300,000 in musical instruments in addition to sponsoring an instrument drive to get even more instruments into the hands of Joplin High School students.

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Colorado Faces Nation's Only Statewide Tax Vote to Raise Taxes for Education

The nation's only statewide tax vote on the November ballot asks Colorado voters whether they want to temporarily raise taxes to generate $3 billion for classrooms and colleges – a proposal that has stirred fierce opposition because of the stagnant economy.

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Complaint: Arizona Students Were Told to Canvass

The state attorney general has been asked to investigate allegations that Sunnyside High School athletes were told to report for a weekend practice, in uniform, then directed to pass out literature in support of the district's upcoming bond and override election.

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Cash-Strapped Indiana Districts Eye Bus Service Cuts

School districts across Indiana could find themselves risking parental wrath by getting out of the transportation business as they struggle with shrinking revenues and property tax caps.

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