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Kentucky education chief warns of possible layoffs

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is warning that school districts will have to cut up to 2,000 teachers and teaching assistants if lawmakers don't restore school funding cuts. The DOE has asked lawmakers for $336 million more in state funding for the 2014-16 budget biennium to restore funding to pre-recession levels.

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Department of Education launches financial aid toolkit website

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new website that will support college advisors and high school guidance counselors in selecting the best course of access and affordability for prospective students. The Financial Aid Toolkit combines the vast scope of financial aid resources and other related materials into a large, searchable database.

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Texas school allegedly tried to ban students from speaking Spanish

A Texas middle school has found itself in the middle of a heated controversy over student rights, educational practices and multiculturalism. According to KHOU-TV, the principal at Hempstead Middle School is on paid administrative leave after trying to ban students from speaking Spanish in class.

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Beaverton (Ore.) parents ask questions about school district construction bond projects

If passed, it would be the largest bond measure in Oregon to date, but the district has said that it would not increase what property owners are already paying on school bonds. It will be on the May ballot.

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$27.4 M school construction referendum in Secaucus called necessary for growing student body

Secaucus High School, also located at 11 Mill Ridge Road, is now attended by 585 9th to 12th graders and it too would undergo extensive renovation and change of use under the plan.

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National School Supply Lists Directory wins District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products Award

Millions of parents face the tedious annual chore of purchasing school supplies, yet very little in this process has changed in decades. Instead of the antiquated paper list model where parents have to track down their lists each year, TeacherLists.com gives educators and parents a central, online location for sharing supply lists.

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Epson wins Learning Magazine’s 2014 Teachers’ Choice Award, District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2013 Award

The Epson PowerLite X15 offers 3,000 lumens color light output and 3,000 lumens white light output2, XGA resolution and advanced connectivity at $599* for today’s budget conscious schools.

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PublicSchoolWORKS' EmployeeSafe Suite wins DA Top 100 Product Award

The EmployeeSafe Suite ensures that school districts are in compliance with ever-changing district, state and federal mandates while reducing the time and effort typically required of administration.

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iboss Web Security Solution named "Reader's Choice Top 100 Product" by District Administration Magazine

In recognizing the most innovative products, the annual District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100 Products award informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel.

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BenQ releases Mac-Compatible VA Monitor with ZeroFlicker technology

With no printing, coating, or adhesives on the surface, the monitor provides an uncomplicated look made to complement any of today's classrooms, medical labs, graphic design and architectural studios, corporate environments, or home office settings.

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