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A $147 Million signal of faith in Atlanta’s Public Schools

The school cost about $147 million. That is small change compared with the Robert F. Kennedy high school complex in Los Angeles, built in 2010 for $578 million — a figure critics liked to point out was more expensive than Beijing’s Olympic stadium.

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More schools use cellphones as learning tools

Although schools have traditionally banned or limited cellphones in the classroom, 73% of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers said their students use phones in the classroom or to complete assignments, according to a Pew Research Center study released in February.

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Alaska school district offers prizes in new tactic to boost attendance

Starting this fall, the district is using the promise of big-ticket prizes donated by local businesses as an enticement to students to come to class every day.

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Seattle Public Schools falling behind on special-ed reforms

In April, the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction gave the district 18 months to fix its shortcomings or risk losing $11 million a year in federal support.

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For quality education, try some quality discipline

Discipline is a system of control in order to establish a given environment. Punishment is not the focus — learning ought to be the outcome of discipline.

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Market-based solution law a win for students, taxpayers

Students deserve better. They should never have to watch Congress hold their interest rates hostage, or see them used as bargaining chips each election year. They shouldn’t have had to deal with the uncertainty that comes with waiting for Congress to cobble together a temporary fix.

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Construction underway at W.Va.'s first inter-county school

That experiment includes the building of a brand new facility that will house the consolidation of two elementary schools, but this experiment is testing more than just new efficiencies.

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Mars Area school board looking into small construction projects

The school board Tuesday authorized Mr. Pettigrew to get cost estimates for a small parking lot, a field that could be used for soccer or lacrosse practices, and a metal storage building.

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Teachscape selected as a performance evaluation system vendor for The Cooperative Purchasing Network

The more than 35,000 TCPN members will be able to purchase Teachscape’s award-winning teacher effectiveness platform using a significantly streamlined procurement process.

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Cree brings first $99 LED street light to market

The XSPR™ LED Residential Street Light delivers better lighting while consuming over 65 percent less energy at an initial cost as low as $99 for common applications.

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