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RM Education Introduces RM Easiteach Next Generation Version 1.3 for Windows

RM Education recently released RM Easiteach Next Generation, Version 1.3 for Windows. This new version of the award-winning software includes new features and widgets that make RM Easiteach an even more vital application for any K-12 school that uses interactive whiteboards, wireless slates or other whole-class teaching technology.

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Schools Bring Breakfast into the Classroom

Every morning in Sarah McKerr's third-grade class at Foster Elementary School in Compton, students turn in their homework and file back to their seats with something in hand: a free breakfast.

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New Wisconsin Charter School District is Brave New World

Senate Bill 22 is expected to pass both houses of the state legislature, and if it does, education in Wisconsin could change in profound ways that surpass the aftermath of the budget repair bill. The bill passed the Joint Committee on Finance on Oct. 26, and was previously passed by the education committees of both the Senate and the Assembly.

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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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