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How many degrees do you need to teach middle school?

A successful career does not a great teacher make, and it’s reasonable to require professional development work for those without traditional college qualifications. But rather than ruling them categorically unqualified, if they can’t cut it as teachers, allow them to be fired, as would happen in any other profession.

Teachscape and Swivl partner on video-based professional development

Swivl Robot can be used in conjunction with educators' mobile devices to capture classroom videos of their instructional practices, which can then be uploaded to the Teachscape Effectiveness Platform to receive feedback and share best practices.

San Bernardino County utilizes Dell security and services solutions

San Bernardino County - with more than 400,000 students - has integrated security and endpoint systems management solutions from Dell, including Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive Firewalls, Dell KACE Systems Management Appliances and Dell PowerEdge blade servers.

Arkansas county voters soundly reject school-millage increase

Pulaski County Special School District voters defeated a proposed 5.6-mill property-tax increase to finance a $221 million school construction plan and help end federal court supervision of the district's desegregation efforts.

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Klein ISD ready to launch building boom with $498.1 million bond approval

The Texas school district has allocated $283.6 million of the total for new construction. The main growth projects in the bond include its fifth high school, 10th intermediate school, a new elementary school and an early childhood education center.

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Detroit to expand academics, other school programs

Changes for Detroit Public Schools include a new K12 International Baccalaureate program, a high school program expansion, and a new honors “school-within-a-school,” among other programs.

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Absolute Software introduces persistence technology

Under a new agreement with Dell, Absolute Software Corporation's Persistence technology will be embedded in the firmware of Android-powered Dell mobile devices for security and data risk management.

Teacher-pay issue hinges on source of funds in state of Washington

The state’s Supreme Court justices said the state doesn’t give districts enough funding to cover the true cost of a basic public education. This includes teacher salaries, which are now funded about 80 percent by the state and 20 percent from local levy funds. This had led to a disparity in teacher wages across the state.

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Philadelphia schools may outsource nurse positions

The Pennsylvania school district is considering outsourcing its health services as a way to expand medical services—a move that might mean privatizing jobs held by unionized school nurses.

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Oklahoma governor signs bill allowing armed school employees

Trained school employees, either reserve peace officers or those who hold a security guard license, will be allowed to carry a handgun on school property after Gov. Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2014.

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