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Rep. Harris calls for expanded audit of Maryland's education spending

Rep. Andy Harris said Thursday that he will request an expanded review of the Maryland Department of Education's use of federal funds after an audit found that the state may have to return up to $540,000 in misspent stimulus dollars and money designated for poor children.

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Education Department giving Newtown $1.3 million

Schools in Newtown, Conn., will receive $1.3 million in federal aid to recover after the shootings that left 26 students and educators dead last year. Education Secretary Arne Duncan planned to announce the School Emergency Response to Violence grant during a visit to the state on Friday.

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ClassLink LaunchPad wins SIIA CODiE Award for best cloud application

LaunchPad™ iOS & Touch Apps deliver a personal cloud desktop to your tablet or handheld. Access from these mobile devices allows schools to provide the same learning experience to all students regardless of device type. Whether using an Android, Apple or Windows mobile device, students have fast and easy access to all their school resources.

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Transforming data to information in service of learning

School reform and improvement efforts require an information technology infrastructure in service of learning and student success. Yet, digital learning tools and services can frustrate educators.

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AAP, AEP to merge

The school division of the Association of American Publishers has agreed to merge with the Association of Educational Publishers, a move that unites two of the largest organizations that deal with publishing for the K-12 market.

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Alabama students have school choice options

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today applauded the Alabama House and Senate for ensuring thousands of Alabama families will have the opportunity to attend the school of their choice.

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ISTE 2013 Awards honor education leaders for leveraging technology to transform learning

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) announced the outstanding education leaders that will be honored at the world’s premier educational technology event, ISTE 2013, in San Antonio, June 23-26.

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Med Sled releases top crisis management tips for schools

Superintendents, school administrators and safety professionals across the country are required to make the best, informed decisions for students’ safety and security needs. In order to mitigate risks associated with emergency evacuations, school districts, colleges and universities must have a proper plan in place.

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Beaufort County (N.C.) Schools, expands fast forword implementation with innovative approaches to literacy grant

After successfully implementing the Fast ForWord program in one elementary school last summer, BCS decided to use a portion of the IAL grant to expand its Fast ForWord implementation to all seven elementary schools in the district.

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What Fla. schools can learn from one laptop per child

As Florida schools prepare for a state mandate that requires half of all learning materials to be digital by fall of 2015, state policymakers are trying to figure out how to get an electronic tablet or laptop into the hands of every schoolchild.

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