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Rhode Island to Seek Relief From U.S. Law

Rhode Island will join a majority of states in requesting relief from the controversial national education law, No Child Left Behind. 

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Michigan Plans Changes to Teacher Certification Rules

Michigan's superintendent of public instruction said he doesn't plan to yank teachers' licenses for poor ratings on their annual evaluations, despite language in proposed rules that would make that possible. 

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La Cañada (Calif.) School District May Sell Naming Rights

UCLA has its Pauley Pavilion, and USC boasts the Keck School of Medicine. Now, La Cañada Unified School District buildings and athletic venues may also bear the names of their most generous patrons as school officials get creative with fundraising.

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Harkin-Enzi No Child Left Behind Bill Faces Uncertain Future

Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators Tom Harkin's (D-Iowa) and Mike Enzi's (R-Wyo.) measure faces a rocky road.

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San Diego Unified School District Discusses Risk of Insolvency

Parents, teachers and students sitting in on a packed meeting of the San Diego Unified School District got a "big picture" look at the financial crisis facing the state's second largest school district.

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N.J. Education Chief Urges Civility on School Changes

Education officials meeting here this week called for more civility as the debate intensifies over sweeping changes in New Jersey public schools.

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Clearing Up Some Confusion About the New Federal Student Loan Rules

On Wednesday, President Obama introduced two changes to the federal student loan program that could affect several million borrowers. The broad outlines of his plans to encourage loan consolidation and assist people who are struggling financially are reasonably clear.

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SMARTdesks Opens the iLid: A New Generation of Flip Computer Tables

SMARTdesks newest product, iLid computer tables and desks, provide LCD monitor availability as easily as flipping open a laptop. Users flip open the monitor panel, mounted on a friction-fitting hinge, and then adjust the screen to their desired angle.

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Dr. Drew Pinsky Joins National Association of School Nurses to Launch School Tool Kit Addressing Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

As the rate of teen prescription drug abuse continues to rise in the United States, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., joined with addiction expert Dr. Drew Pinsky, to launch a new tool kit intended to help America’s schools educate teens and their parents about the risks and consequences of abusing prescription medication.

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ClassLink Awarded Contract with State of New York

ClassLink is pleased to announce New York State’s three million plus state and local employees and school personnel now have easy access to ClassLink market leading solutions. Under terms of this special pricing contract, any agency or school in New York can easily order LaunchPad, ClassLink’s virtual desktop, or ClassMate, ClassLink’s award-winning BOCES student management system.

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