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Arizona school district asks parents to sign gun pledge

Parents enrolling their teens in middle and high school in the Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson are being asked to sign a pledge promising to lock up their guns and teach their children about the "dangers and consequences" of the misuse of firearms as part of the district's registration process.

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Comcast’s internet essentials continues to gain momentum

This event in Miami is one of the first in a series of back to school events Comcast is hosting in 23 states across the country to raise visibility about bridging the digital divide in America and connecting more families to the Internet.

Philadelphia seeks loans to avoid school delay

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said the city will seek to borrow $50 million to avoid a delayed start to the public-school year for 136,000 students. A cash infusion would enable schools Superintendent William Hite Jr. to rehire 1,000 counselors, assistant principals, aides, and others who were among 4,100 employees laid off earlier this year.

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Chicago Public Schools taking full advantage of complimentary access to myON reader

Students at Chicago Public School’s Florence Nightingale Elementary School have wasted no time exploring the more than 4,000 enhanced digital books that they have access to through the PLUS Tech (Personalized Libraries to Uplift Students) initiative offered through Chicago Public School’s (CPS) Department of Libraries and myON.

Common Core Standards’ debut is rocky, and critics pounce

The Common Core State Standards, ardently supported by the Obama administration and many business leaders and state legislatures, is facing growing opposition from both the right and the left even before it has been properly introduced into classrooms.

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Medeco’s new logic mobile programmer now available

The new Mobile Programmer, developed to enhance the capability of the Logic Web Manager system, is ideal for granting temporary access at remote locations or activating a key at some future date and time.

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SnapKeys partners with Orange County Public Schools

The SnapKeys partnership with OCPS is a unique and successful one that has brought much needed digital resources to area schools. SnapKeys hopes to implement the Si Evolution keyboard in many more OCPS schools in the future.

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Temperature controller provides user-friendly accessibility and data retrieval

The 5R7-570(A) RoHS compliant is a open board temperature controller is specifically de-signed with a proportional integral control algorithm to pro-vide the most precise control to thermoelectric (Peltier effect) modules at the most economical price.

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San Diego Unified tops state's big districts in English language arts, science scores

The data show that among the state's largest school districts, San Diego Unified has the top scores in English Language Arts and NCLB Science; San Francisco and Garden Grove are the next in line. Other large districts used in the comparison are those in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fresno, San Bernardino, Sacramento and Oakland.

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Primavera Blended Learning Center celebrates ribbon cutting

This state-of-the-art facility combines face-to-face classroom teaching methods with computer-based online learning activities. Students, parents, educators and local dignitaries including the Chandler Chamber of Commerce were in attendance.

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