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Michigan governor to propose $322M funding boost for K-12 education

Gov. Rick Snyder’s state budget will propose a $322 million boost in K-12 school spending. He will call for $11.7 billion in spending for 2014-15—that’s a 2.8 increase, but only about one-fifth of the increase represents extra money for classrooms.

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Florida lawmakers to consider banning biometrics in schools

State lawmakers will take up a proposal today that would prohibit school districts from collecting biometric information, including the characteristics of fingerprints, hands, eyes and the voice.

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Responsive Classroom course to be offered in 26 locations

Responsive Classroom professional development will also be provided at hundreds of on-site trainings in schools and districts across the country.

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Alert Solutions launches new School Announcement 4.0

Version 4.0 offers users new features including a comprehensive mobile command center, social media integration and a weather tool for severe weather monitoring.

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Sochi Winter Olympic Games become a teachable moment with new resources on Pearson’s Online Learning Exchange community platform

From alpine skiing to snowboarding the Sport Activity Packs comes with an overview and history of the sport, project-based lesson plans, and plenty of free resources to engage students.

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Kids Read Now puts summer reading slide in national spotlight

Kids Read Now Executive Director Barbara Lurie will join the education field’s most energetic and innovative leaders from all backgrounds of the learning landscape to lead a panel discussion on the “summer reading slide” at SXSWedu Conference & Festival.

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Several additional educational entities add Tools4ever’s identity and access management solutions to their technology portfolio

The educational entities implemented Tools4ever’s solutions to automate their account management procedures and to improve access and security of their internal solutions.

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ASCD releases 2014 legislative agenda, calls for increased multimetric accountability

The key priority for ASCD and its members in 2014 is to promote multimetric accountability so that standardized test scores are not the sole measure of student achievement, educator effectiveness, or school quality.

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Florida educators first to see Mobento’s enhanced video player and free new app for finding and viewing education videos

Founder Sumner Murphy identified the need for a better way for teachers to include appealing video in school lessons to increase engagement with students of all learning styles and add depth to learning.

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Edgenuity reveals education technology "Trends to Watch" in 2014

Edgenuity’s “2014 Trends to Watch” are based on the company’s experience partnering with thousands of schools and districts to successfully implement online and blended learning programs across the country.

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