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Ed tech empowers students to ‘change the world’

Students in coming years will create their own educational content, 3D printing will become mainstream, and wearable technology will put more demand on school Wi-Fi networks, according to this year's NMC Horizon Report.

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How schools boost broadband to meet demand

There’s good news for district leaders in the ongoing battle to meet the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth. One-gigabit networks are coming to more areas, the cost of service per megabit is decreasing, and funding through E-rate and other sources is increasing.

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More free, healthy meals in Baltimore schools

To expand food service, the district took advantage of funding through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act’s Community Eligibility Provision, a federal program that launched in 2011 allowing schools with high poverty rates to replace traditional, tiered-price meal programs.

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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school system is leading the way with an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting community needs, it could be a District of Distinction. Dozens of school systems have been honored by Districts of Distinction, a national recognition program that highlights new ideas that work.

North Carolina high court OKs school vouchers

The state Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision and declared the state’s controversial Opportunity Scholarship Program to be constitutional. The court said that it could only determine as to whether the program is constitutional while the General Assembly has the duty of determining the wisdom of such programs.

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Petition on leaseback filed to California Supreme Court

The Fresno USD is asking the California Supreme Court to reverse a recent appellate court opinion criticizing its use of a no-bid contract for construction, saying it could negatively impact hundreds of school districts and contractors across the state.

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Construction funds granted as part of $280 million school renovation projects

Wyoming's Natrona County School District board approved a $327 million budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, which includes $74 million for construction projects such as the continuing rebuilding of the district’s three high schools.

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How teaching with symmetry improves math understanding

There’s a part of the brain that enables us to perceive magnitude. Neuroscientists have identified this region responsible for perceptual comparison as linked to symbolic comparisons, including integers in math. That discovery led scientists to realize that symmetry plays a big role in how humans compare integers.

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Schools should update their weapons policies

We recognize that situations that arise will be each be different, but to eliminate questions and potential issues in the future, it would be wise to better define what constitutes a weapon and the specific consequences of possession in the weapon policy.

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Agreement offers quicker updates to warning signals in school zones

RTC Manufacturing, a provider of school zone safety equipment, has collaborated with Numerex to provide remote connectivity to school-zone warning flashers to alert drivers when schoolchildren are present, especially in low-visibility conditions. The flashers are typically updated manually at each school.