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District plans independent investigation of discarded school lunches

After weeks of complaints from parents and national media coverage, leaders of the Salt Lake City School District board are launching an independent audit into why dozens of students had their cafeteria lunches thrown away last month.

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Missouri lockdown leads to proposed new law

House committee members expressed some support for a bill prompted by a reporter’s efforts to test security at Kirkwood High School that resulted in a lockdown last month.

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New Orleans' two systems close to agreement to transfer shared services

The Orleans Parish School Board and state Recovery School District are finalizing a cooperative agreement spelling out who will handle various citywide education services and potentially shifting several functions to the local board.

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N.C. judge lets lawsuit challenging vouchers proceed

The Wake County Superior Court judge issued the ruling after allowing the Institute for Justice to intervene on behalf of two parents hoping to use the Opportunity Scholarships to send their children to private schools.

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Baltimore council wants hearings on school violence

City lawmakers said that they were shocked by newly published reports of school violence and plan to hold hearings to address the hundreds of injury claims filed by teachers.

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Parents taking reform into their own hands

A majority of parents at an underperforming school in California can use the law to replace administration and faculty, review curriculum for changes, or transform the campus into a charter school.

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California high school's Arab mascot draws ire

A high school is being pressured to abandon its team name and longstanding mascot because of accusations from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington that it is derogatory.

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Panasonic debuts new displays, projectors and software

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America will showcase new displays, projectors and software to provide technology solutions for education and other industries.

Discovery Education to host Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition

The K12 digital content and professional development provider will host this second annual event focusing on implementing effective, district-level digital transitions that prepare students for citizenship, college and careers.

Pearson's Open Badge Solution provides validated proof of qualifications and skills

The learning company released a new Open Badge platform called Acclaim, which gives organizations the ability to translate and recognize someone's professional achievements and learning outcomes.