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Bretford debuts PureCharge carts and stations for iPad

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. debuted the PureCharge family of iPad and iPad mini charging carts and stations, which will be available later this summer.

Bretford introduces charging cart optimized for Chromebooks

Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has introduced Core 36M, a 36-unit charging cart that is optimized for Chromebooks. The cart also supports most tablets, laptops/hybrids and ultrabooks used in K12 education environments.

Nevada task force pushes for new school funding formula

The Nevada Task Force on K-12 Public Education voted to recommend changing the funding formula for Nevada public schools. The recommendations ask the state to revise its current formula and allocate more money to ELL students, special needs students, and students who live in poverty.

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G. Brian Toth to head up Pennsylvania district

The St. Marys Area School District’s superintendent search has ended in compromise with the district’s board of directors naming an outside administrator to the position while also installing local candidates in assistant and interim roles. G. Brian Toth, the current superintendent of the Bellwood-Antis School District, will replace outgoing Superintendent Ann Kearney.

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Leading Edge Certification debuts new certification

Leading Edge Certification has launched its fourth certification. Professional Learning Leader is a six- to eight-week course that is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings.

LocknCharge announces new charging and storage classroom cart

LocknCharge announced a new, compact Carrier 30 Cart. Expected to ship this fall, the portable, steel Carrier 30 Cart is compatible with iPad, Chromebook, tablet and laptop devices, enabling simultaneous charging of up to 30 devices.

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Missouri school district increases stipends for coaches, sponsors

Springfield Public Schools, through collective bargaining with the Springfield National Education Association, will improve the stipend amounts for the 731 — or nearly 20 percent — of nearly 4,000 district employees who take on extra duties.

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Public money use by Washington school district still under investigation

State officials are still investigating allegations that Pasco School District officials used public money to advocate for a voter-approved $46.8 million bond, and a conclusion isn't likely until September at the earliest.

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Pennsylvania school districts debate cellphone policies

Some districts ban possession of such devices altogether while others allow students to bring them to school as long as they remain out of sight during the regular school day.

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St. Paul (Minn.) schools looking to ease concerns about discipline, disorder

During a recent sit-down with Silva, the teachers were heartened by the superintendent’s repeated support of “high standards of student conduct,” said Ian Keith, one of the teachers and a former president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers.

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