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School superintendent says Idaho sales tax idea has statewide support

Educators around the state appear to support a Lewiston School Board plan to fund school construction through a sales tax. The board approved a resolution calling for a change to Idaho code that would allow a local option sales tax, rather than property tax, to pay for school construction bonds.

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Carnegie Learning, Inc. and Clever announce new partnership

Clever's Instant Login single sign-on system will be integrated with Carnegie Learning’s digital mathematics programs for middle and high school. In addition, teachers and administrators will also gain access to real-time student enrollment rosters and reporting.

ContentKeeper releases high-speed web filtering technology

TurboBridge, an ethernet bridge technology, has been launched by ContentKeeper. Through a new 2nd generation interception system, TurboBridge provides high-speed internet filtering that supports rising bandwidth demands.

New financial literacy software to be launched by MIND Research Institute

Following a $3.2 million gift from The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., MIND Research Institute announced a new curriculum to improve youth financial literacy by developing game-based math instructional software for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

Pearson unveils new approach to social studies education

A new secondary social studies programs from Pearson combines best practices, curriculum standards and technology to engage students with history, geography, government, economics and culture. Pearson collaborated with NBC Learn to produce the program’s myStory videos.

LAUSD requiring ethnic studies for graduation

More than 90 languages are spoken in district schools, including Spanish, Korean, Armenian and Cantonese. L.A. Unified hopes to increase cultural awareness by requiring an ethnic studies course to graduate.

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University students compete to design Houston high school

The new home of Houston ISD's Energy Institute High School will be built near the University of Houston. The university's students are offering up green designs for the magnet school for a chance to have their ideas incorporated in the final design. The high school focuses on preparing students for careers in the energy industry.

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Aldermen turn up heat on Chicago Public School's bond deals

The Chicago City Council’s Education and Child Development Committee will hold a hearing to examine Chicago Public Schools’ borrowing practices. Eight aldermen signed a resolution calling for the hearing in the wake of a Chicago Tribune analysis of the school district’s foray into auction-rate debt.

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Conn. approves additional funding for new Sandy Hook school

The State Bond Commission approved another $5 million for the planning and design of the new school. The grant is part of the state's commitment to spend up to $50 million to build a new educational facility for the children of Newtown.

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York City School Board tables vote to turn its schools into charters

The Pennsylvania district's school board, faced once again with hours of comment from community members who urged them not to turn the district's schools into charters, voted to table the idea to get more information on a proposed contract with Charter Schools USA.

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