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Bretford ships new cart and rollers for iOS devices

Introduced earlier this year, these products are designed for use in schools, training facilities and other professional organizations with large deployments of iOS devices.

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Midfield (Ala.) schools adopt new technology to help students report bullying, other problems

The district has added a new communications tool, called Anonymous Alerts, which allows students to use their Internet-connected devices and mobile apps to communicate with school officials.

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Local N.Y. school districts opt out of federal lunch program

The regulations about what can be served became stricter and more specific — like serving a full half cup of dark green, red/orange vegetables and dried beans/peas at least once a week and putting them in a separate cup.

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Parents, Ohio school district resolve dispute over service dog, allergic teacher

The parents of an autistic first-grader have reached an agreement with the Athens school district over how to accommodate both the girl’s service dog and a special-education teacher with a severe allergy to dog dander.

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St. Louis City Schools only trate “fair” with state auditor’s office

By a very narrow margin the St. Louis Public School District received a rating of “Fair” from the office of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich Wednesday.

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Will Utah’s school grading system erode support for public schools?

State lawmakers say the letter grades, A through F, assigned Tuesday to traditional and charter schools will force educators to pay attention to inequities that have been ignored for too long.

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Seattle schools start Wednesday as teachers approve contract

The new contract was approved by a show of hands at Benaroya Hall with about half of the district’s roughly 3,000 teachers in attendance.

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Education chief: maybe start school later in day

School districts would still be free to set their own start times, Duncan insisted in a broadcast interview, but he pointed to research that backs up his comments that rested students are ready students.

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Common Core and more -- why don't parents get to have a say in their kids' education?

In today’s society, mothers and fathers are encouraged to be there for their children from first breath, cutting the umbilical cord, cheering at soccer matches, and helping in the doctor’s office, where many a queasy parent is asked to assist with something that can make a grown man go weak in the knees.

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Access to alternative education a must

When these requirements are fully phased in, to earn a regular diploma, students must pass four years of English, three years of science and three years of math beyond pre-algebra, in addition to separate tests on the "common core" skills of reading, math, and writing.

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