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LearnPad “Purpose Built for Education” tablet solution launches national Common Core Instructional Standards Alignment within management portal

Alongside LearnPad’s recent major school district adoptions in Texas, Washington and Ohio, Educational Resources® now announces the inclusion of an “Instructional Standards” feature included as part of its award-winning LearnPad education tablet solution. The “Instructional Standards” tab includes the current Common Core frameworks as a simple way to effortlessly align and auto-associate lessons to a district’s chosen standards of instruction.

Iowa joining trend of decreasing school polling places

Iowa officials have pushed to move polling places out of schools because of safety concerns, but laws proposed to mandate the change did not pass in several states this spring.

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Pennsylvania House approves $45 million more for Philly's schools

The Pennsylvania House passed a bill Monday that directs $45 million in additional state aid to Philadelphia's cash-starved schools, but only under certain conditions.

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Liberty County School District turns to Teachscape to improve its teacher evaluation and professional development processes

Once they pass the assessment, administrators will use the Teachscape Reflect evaluation and observation system to conduct and manage evaluations electronically. Teachscape Reflect enables teachers and observers to engage in constructive, focused dialogue about teaching practice and to collaborate on plans for improvement.

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As charter schools expand, use of parent communication technology rises

Aspire already used SchoolReach at 10 of its 11 Los Angeles area schools. They recently signed on to use SchoolReach at all 12 of their San Francisco Bay Area schools.

District judge says two Denver schools don't meet innovation criteria

Denver Public Schools did not adhere to the intent of state law when implementing innovation plans for two campuses in a Northeast neighborhood, a district court judge ruled.

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Minnesota schools will pay more for state inspections

In St. Paul, schools will pay about four times as much as they're accustomed to for food-service health permits.

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Global education debate: Quality and access in education: Can we have both?

Global education advocates, policymakers and teachers will join Promethean and Cisco for a live, debate – held virtually via Cisco TelePresence Systems and Social Media Channels – about creating new policies and practices to improve quality and access to education.

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Matrox MuraControl 2.0 for Windows video wall management software released

Key new features include transparency and color-keying effects, the addition of local inputs and control over them, plus source touring and scheduling functionality.

Chicago parents ask court to delay plan to close schools

Chicago parents are asking a U.S. judge to delay for at least one year, if not permanently, the city Board of Education’s plans to close 49 public schools.

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