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New Haven magnet school to cut classes in light of deficit

Two weeks before the start of school, dozens of students have learned their classes have been eliminated. Officials from the New Haven School District said the Microsociety Magnet School's 6th, 7th, and 8th grades have been cut because of a $3 million deficit and students affected must begin a new school year at a different school.

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The School for Poetic Computation opens

Four people with varied backgrounds—in computer science, art, math and design—have banded together in Brooklyn to rethink how programming is taught and opened the School for Poetic Computation.

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Pennsylvania middle school to delay opening due to mold

Cedarbrook Middle School will delay its first day of school, scheduled for Sept. 3, due to a mold problem, according to Cheltenham School District. Superintendent Natalie Thomas described Cedarbrook’s mold issue to be a “fairly significant” problem and added that the district did not anticipate the school to open Sept. 4 either.

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Collegiate school leader accepts similar job in Atlanta

Keith Evans, head of Henrico County's Collegiate School, has accepted a similar position in Atlanta, but he’ll stay in Richmond for the 2013-2014 school year. His departure is the second of the school's leadership team this year.

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Arizona school district asks parents to sign gun pledge

Parents enrolling their teens in middle and high school in the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson are being asked to sign a pledge promising to lock up their guns and teach their children about the "dangers and consequences" of the misuse of firearms as part of the district's registration process.

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Comcast’s internet essentials continues to gain momentum

This event in Miami is one of the first in a series of back to school events Comcast is hosting in 23 states across the country to raise visibility about bridging the digital divide in America and connecting more families to the Internet.

Philadelphia seeks loans to avoid school delay

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said the city will seek to borrow $50 million to avoid a delayed start to the public-school year for 136,000 students. A cash infusion would enable schools Superintendent William Hite Jr. to rehire 1,000 counselors, assistant principals, aides, and others who were among 4,100 employees laid off earlier this year.

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Chicago Public Schools taking full advantage of complimentary access to myON reader

Students at Chicago Public School’s Florence Nightingale Elementary School have wasted no time exploring the more than 4,000 enhanced digital books that they have access to through the PLUS Tech (Personalized Libraries to Uplift Students) initiative offered through Chicago Public School’s (CPS) Department of Libraries and myON.

Common Core Standards’ debut is rocky, and critics pounce

The Common Core State Standards, ardently supported by the Obama administration and many business leaders and state legislatures, is facing growing opposition from both the right and the left even before it has been properly introduced into classrooms.

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Medeco’s new logic mobile programmer now available

The new Mobile Programmer, developed to enhance the capability of the Logic Web Manager system, is ideal for granting temporary access at remote locations or activating a key at some future date and time.

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