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Lawmakers lobbied by students for school aid hike

Students from a school where all staff members will get pink slips because of uncertainty about Iowa school funding took a school-approved field trip to Des Moines to lobby for a 4 percent increase in supplemental school aid.

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School guns bills stalled in Florida Senate

For the second meeting in a row, the Senate Education Committee has declined to vote on a bill that would allow school employees with law enforcement or military experience to carry concealed weapons on school property. The measure could still come up as an amendment to a related bill.

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Alabama district's school leaders vote to build a new school

The Florence Board of Education has chosen to take on its first major school campus construction project in more than 30 years. The board voted to construct a $30 million middle school on the same grounds as the current campus.

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New Wis. Senate school accountability bill drops controversial elements

An amendment to the legislation to hold Wisconsin's publicly funded schools accountable for their academic performance dropped several divisive components — such as creating a new state oversight board and allowing publicly funded private schools to administer different types of tests to students than public schools.

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Chicago school system under federal investigation

Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and a $20.5 million contract the district awarded on a no-bid basis to a training academy that formerly employed her.

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L.A. school district looking for refund from Apple

LAUSD is seeking to recoup millions of dollars over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads. The district's board of education authorized its attorneys to explore possible litigation against Apple and Pearson, the company that developed the curriculum as a subcontractor to Apple.

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Be a source for our health story

Does your district offer a unique or progressive health-and-wellness program for students and staff? DA is looking for creative ideas in exercise, food service and other fitness activities for a story in our July issue. Please follow the link to contact us.

South Carolina’s largest school system expands Discovery Education deal

Greenville County Schools has deepened its 13-year partnership with Discovery Education by implementing Discovery Education’s Digital Leader Corps in 10 sites across the district. The professional development system supports the development of teacher-leaders as they serve as change agents for the district's digital transition.

iboss Cybersecurity leverages HP system to stop malware

FireSphere Threat Isolator, an integration of iboss Cybersecurity's FireSphere and HP's SDN architecture and SDN VAN controller, will extend FireSphere's perimeter defense capabilities to detect malware once inside the network and contain the outbreak of the infection.

Capstone announces new PebbleGo database

Officially releasing in August, PebbleGo Dinosaurs joins previous database modules covering content for grades preK-3. The new database will feature articles for more than 125 dinosaurs.