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Louisiana Senators reject school funding formula proposed by board

The Louisiana Senate Education Committee shot down a $3.6 billion public school formula proposed by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). Senators objected to a provision that could force the Legislature into automatically hiking the state's funding for schools for years to come.

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New York City and teachers union ink $5 billion-plus contract deal

The United Federation of Teachers would receive a 10 percent pay hike over seven years and retroactive raises of 4 percent for 2009 and 2010. The deal also calls for the creation of 200 schools "for innovation" permitted to set longer school days or otherwise break with union rules.

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New K12 content integration planned by Blackboard and Discovery Education

Blackboard and Discovery Education will be partnering later this year on an integration for K12 students and instructors that will provide access to Discovery Education Streaming Plus content. The service provides more than 151,000 standards-aligned resources.

Superintendent Jim Briscoe to move from Illinois to Utah district

After he retires in Illinois, DeKalb School District 428 Superintendent Jim Briscoe will head to suburban Salt Lake City to lead Canyons School District's 33,000-students.

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Teach the teachers well

For decades, schools have tried to address problem behavior and emotional issue challenges with SEL programs that teach students how to understand and express feelings, manage behavior and solve arguments. But sometimes teachers found they needed something more fundamental: the chance to develop their own SEL skills.

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3D Systems launches digital literacy programs

A series of 3D digital literacy initiatives has been launched by 3D Systems. The long-term MAKE.DIGITAL initiative includes an education webpage on 3DS' Cubify.com, curriculum and training resources for a range of STEAM subjects and age groups, and partnerships with programs and scholarships.

Classroom sound line version announced by FrontRow

FrontRow released a new version of its Juno classroom sound line: Juno Connect. It lets teachers use voice commands to control projectors and other devices, record and post screen capture videos, and initiate and answer intercom calls without touching a computer.

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Send us your construction photos

Are there construction or renovations underway in your district? If so please share photos that we can share with our readers in our special August issue on facilities and construction. Send high-resolution images to Alison DeNisco at adenisco@districtadministration.com.

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Send us your construction photos

Are there construction or renovations underway in your district? If so please share photos that we can share with our readers in our special August issue on facilities and construction. Send high-resolution images to Alison DeNisco at adenisco@districtadministration.com.

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Send us your construction photos

Are there construction or renovations underway in your district? If so please share photos that we can share with our readers in our special August issue on facilities and construction. Send high-resolution images to Alison DeNisco at adenisco@districtadministration.com.

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