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Parents may have complete school choice in Florida's Duval County

Parents may soon be able to freely pick their child’s public school for the next school year, regardless of neighborhood or school feeder pattern, thanks to a new proposal to open enrollment for all of Duval’s 117,000 public school students.

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Rocketship, charter schools dealt setback by San Jose court ruling

The South Bay movement to fast-track the opening of charter schools has been dealt a setback, with a court ruling that California's Santa Clara County Board of Education lacks the authority to exempt charter schools from local zoning rules while deciding where to place campuses.

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Preschoolers can outsmart college students at figuring out gizmos

Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they're more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect, according to new research.

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Pa. district to close one school and demolish/rebuild another

The board voted to close Lower Milford Elementary School in several years and demolish Hopewell Elementary School. The district would then build a 57,000-square-foot school on the Hopewell property. The plan will cost $17.75 million with no set timeline.

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Jasper County district files lawsuit concerning school construction

The Jasper County School District has initiated litigation concerning the design and construction of specific elements of two school sites. After investigating the cause of sinkholes, defects in the construction of the underground storm water system have been identified.

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N.J. voters approve $116 million in school construction

New Jersey voters in 11 of 13 school districts with bond referendums this week approved $116.1 million of construction. The largest project, out of a total of $180 million proposed, failed. Voters in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District rejected $37 million in renovations to three schools.

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IBA’s In Case of Crisis emergency management app releases new version

Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis released its new 3.0 version in four editions–Corporate, Education, Hospitality and Government. The mobile emergency management product is available as an iOS and Android app and now includes incident reporting capabilities and a host of new data security features.

Pearson is Taking Hypersign Back to School

Hypersign's digital signage software will soon be integrated into PowerSchool's Environment from Pearson. This will allow users to manage Hypersign within Powerschool itself.

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Transforming schools in just two hours

Students at Frazier International Magnet School in Chicago were treated to a fresh-painted gymnasium, classrooms and hallways thanks to School Makeover, a national charity team-building program that equips groups of 500 to 1,000 people to make over a local school in two hours.

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Middle school kicks off Boston Marathon-based curriculum

The town of Hopkinton, Mass., has served as the starting point for Boston Marathon since 1924. Now, Hopkinton Middle School is incorporating the town’s historical connection with the iconic race into a new curriculum called “Desire to Inspire.”