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Maine governor names Jim Rier to lead Department of Education

Rier, who has worked in the DOE for 10 years, has been overseeing the department since former Commissioner Stephen Bowen resigned in September 2013.

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Minority students make up new majority in Illinois public schools

Whites fell to 49.76 percent of the student body this school year, the new data show, a demographic tipping point that came after years of sliding white enrollment and a rise in Latino, Asian and multiracial students.

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Some schools want to stop serving as voting sites

Some schools want to end their traditional role as polling places because of security concerns since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, leaving communities without easy alternatives for voting sites.

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Fire-Lite Alarms takes aim at customer needs through new website

Easily searchable libraries of documentation allow site visitors to quickly locate specific files, including data sheets, engineering specifications and drawings.

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ASCD expands Emerging Leader Program to serve more young educators

The expanded program now enrolls more educators, inducting a larger membership class than ever before, and includes an Emerging Leaders Grant opportunity that will award selected participants in their second year of the program with grants of up to $2,000.

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SolarCity launches Give Power Foundation to provide solar-powered lighting to schools without electricity

Through the Give Power Foundation, SolarCity will bring clean energy to communities across the globe, with initial recipients expected to be in Haiti, Mali, Malawi and Nepal.

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Lexia Reading Core5 captures place among Top 100 Products in District Administration’s 2013 Readers' Choice Award Program

This recognition also marks the fourth year in a row that Lexia’s technology-based reading programs have been honored by educators as a District Administration Top 100 product.

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Video Insight to donate $250,000 in video surveillance systems to schools and colleges via security grant

Beginning in January 2014 – and for each month throughout the year – a school or college will be chosen to receive the software and equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution.

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myON celebrates third anniversary with more than 3 million readers

During the past three years, myON has experienced unprecedented growth, ripe with industry awards and honors as well as development and statistical milestones, but supporting more than 3 million students surpasses any honor that can be given.

Once overcrowded, Florida school district now selling land

After years of buying land to build new schools, the Broward School District is now looking to unload some parcels. The student boom has ended and there is not enough money to maintain the district's 2,400 buildings, some in desperate need of repair. So three separate lots—in Plantation, Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park—will be sold for more than $10 million.

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