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Follett launches Simon & Schuster ebooks to schools

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools continues transformation with district-wide adoption of digital resources and professional development

To maximize the benefits of these resources, educators will receive customized professional development through the newly-created MDCPS Digital Leader Network, part of extensive infrastructure built to help facilitate the district’s transition to a digital learning environment.

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The future of shop class

What used to be the woodshop at Georgia's Dalton High School is now free of dust. Instead, it's filled with welding stations, a 3-D printer, and a computer-controlled plasma cutter.

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State auditor requests records from Missouri's education chief

Missouri Auditor Thomas Schweich is weighing whether to launch an audit of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in light of recent controversies involving the education commissioner.

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Special education teacher removed from classroom after Facebook post

A special-education teacher in the Torrance Unified School District has been removed from the classroom after infuriating parents with a Facebook post saying she was about to enter a meeting with "crazy parents" to discuss an autistic student whom the teacher describes as a "hot mess."

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Common Core quietly embraced by Catholic schools

School districts across the country are getting closer to fully ushering in the standards. So are some Tampa Bay area private schools, including the nearly 50 schools and centers that fall under the umbrella of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Petersburg.

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More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy

School nurses and other health authorities say stricken students should be able to stay in class. But such a progressive approach bugs many parents and district leaders.

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Public schools beat private schools

Researcher studying math instruction comes across an unexpected result: When she divided the schools she was looking at into public and private categories and controlled for demographics, public schools seemed to be producing better test scores than private.

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Colorado schools face challenges in transition to digital textbooks

Budget cuts, a shortage of books that meet the state's academic standards and the proliferation of cheaper online materials that are easy to update have left Colorado school districts in a state of transition.

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N.J. Supreme Court places checks on education commissioner's power on charter schools

New Jersey's education commissioner has the final say in approving or denying charter school applications, but those decisions can now be subjected to court challenges, the state Supreme Court rules.

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