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Panic buttons in North Carolina schools to add more security

The N.C. General Assembly mandated during the 2013 session that every public school must have a panic alarm system installed by July 2015.

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Trenton school officials weigh pros, cons of more charter schools

Just as the city’s school board closed a $10.5 million budget gap last month by cutting administrative staff — a gap that some board members blamed in part on charter schools — two more charter applicants submitted proposals to enter the district in 2015.

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Iowa schools struggle to pass federal standard

Nearly every — if not all — Iowa school district will get a failing tag from the U.S. Department of Education this year.

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Curriculum Associates program recommended by federal program

Curriculum Associates’ BRIGANCE Screens were chosen as a recommended screening tool by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for its new Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative. The program is designed to encourage healthy child development and universal developmental and behavioral screening.

Califone releases ear bud headphones for audio learning activities

The new E2 and E3 Ear Buds from Califone International are designed for classroom as students increasingly turn to online instruction and mobile devices for language learning. The lightweight headphones are compatible with most tablets, smartphones and computers.

West Virginia schools to get free computer system upgrades

West Virginia's public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft.

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STEAM reaches Florida schools

A new initiative at four Brevard Public Schools is adding "art" to science education. They are all rolling out new magnet programs in STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

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New York City schools chancellor details education initiatives

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña on Saturday called for a “back-to-basics approach” to educating New York City’s 1.1 million public school students, and said she would work to reduce class sizes, curb the use of suspensions and pair more local universities and cultural institutions with public schools.

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More Cleveland students could attend private schools with vouchers under House plan

The GOP-led House voted mostly along party lines Wednesday to allow students living within Cleveland city boundaries to obtain an EdChoice Scholarship if the Cleveland Scholarship Program is full.

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Can traditional schools learn to play well with charters?

After decades of adhering to a top-down bureaucratic paradigm, New Jersey is one of many states that is starting to develop a diversified model of education delivery. Instead of a one-size-fits-all system, we’re evolving toward a portfolio of options for students that includes both traditional schools and independent public charters.

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