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Boston’s schools a major issue for mayoral hopefuls

In the race to succeed Mayor Thomas M. Menino, proposals to overhaul the Boston public schools abound, making education one of the most talked-about issues thus far.

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ASCD Awarded Grant to Offer Free Virtual Teacher Networks

ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has been awarded a two-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide educators with free, ongoing virtual professional development (PD) trainings on the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards.

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AASA Magazine Wins National Honors

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to announce that its monthly magazine, the School Administrator, has received national recognition in two publication competitions.

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Harman’s JBL Professional PRX700 Series redefines premium performance for portable PA loudspeakers

Delivering an unprecedented combination of power and mobility, HARMAN’s JBL Professional today introduced the PRX700 Series portable loudspeakers. The next generation in JBL’s market-leading PRX portable PA line, the PRX700 Series offers massive improvements in power, SPL and connectivity.

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Technomad PowerChiton amplifiers revive stadium audio at Excelsior Springs High School

Kansas City, Missouri-based systems integrator Harvest Productions, which performed the upgrade, housed the new PowerChiton modules inside the stadium’s scoreboard. The compact PowerChiton design enabled the unusual installation, ensuring they are not visible to spectators.

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ASCD appoints Susan Race as new director of professional development

Race brings more than 15 years’ experience in education and program, product, and process modification to ASCD. Before joining the association, Race was an educational consultant providing training and support around teacher observation, coaching, and evaluation for The Danielson Group.

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Could illiteracy and the lack of effective reading strategies be the hidden cause of crime?

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, "Poor reading and writing skills have a devastating lifelong impact - 75% of school dropouts report reading problems, and at least half of adolescents and young adults with criminal records have reading difficulties."

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Eatonville, Wash., School District completes $2.2 M performance contract with Schneider Electric

The project will enable the district to sustain long-term energy efficiency in its facilities, while saving approximately 24 percent of its annual energy costs.

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Embattled Wyoming superintendent seeks state records

Embattled Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill wants access to state records about her office and says she'll sue if they're not released.

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