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Lightspeed Systems mobile manager integrated with Apple program

Lightspeed Systems's Mobile Manager is now integrated with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program. Mobile devices can be enrolled in Mobile Manager wirelessly with policies already in place. Schools will also have more control, particularly the ability to prevent users from removing Mobile Manager profile and policies.

Social media and the school system: Misunderstood or toxic relationship?

The restrictions schools put on student expression over the Internet are misguided.

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Burlington schools’ budget challenge

Burlington schools have a tough sell on their hands with a revised spending plan that asks for more money than the budget that was defeated on Town Meeting Day that would have raised school tax rates by nearly 10 percent.

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Ohio charter sponsors warned against opening schools

The state is warning three charter-school sponsors against opening six new schools because they are likely to fail.

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Mother of Sandy Hook victim spurs new security in Massachusetts schools

Through a collaboration with the town and local authorities, a Sudbury district will upgrade school security and emergency preparedness through a cloud-based technology that provides police with live video from camera feeds in Sudbury schools, interactive floor plans of each school building, and 360- degree virtual views of every classroom, utility closet, and hallway.

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A Walmart fortune, spreading charter schools

Since 2002, a Washington, D.C. charter network has received close to $1.2 million in direct grants from the Walton Family Foundation, a philanthropic group governed by the family that founded Walmart.

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High school graduation rate has hit over 80 percent

The high school graduation rate has topped 80 percent for the first time in U.S. history — and if states can keep up their rapid pace of improvement, the rate could hit 90 percent by 2020, according to newly released federal data.

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Smaller classes in St. Paul schools mean less room for diversity

The class-size lim­its her­ald­ed as a key fac­et of the new St. Paul public schools teachers contract are com­pli­cat­ing ef­forts to boost en­roll­ment and blunt­ing an in­itia­tive de­signed to in­te­grate some of the district’s most popu­lar schools.

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New Chicago high school to be named for Obama

Chicago students vying for hard-to-get spots in the city's most competitive public high schools will get a new selective enrollment high school named after President Barack Obama.

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From unlikely high schools, graduates find success

Nationally, the drumbeat of "college and career readiness" has reached a deafening pitch. The common thread among schools with high college acceptance rates is how early they started talking to kids about colleges and careers.

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