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Sponsor pauses on bill to sell ads at Philly schools

After getting swamped with e-mails and Facebook messages raising concerns about her plan to allow advertising at Philadelphia schools, City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has hit the "pause" button."

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Supporters of Columbus schools levy spent more than $3 million

It appears to be one of the most-expensive school-levy campaigns — if not the most costly — in Ohio. Final campaign-finance reports, released late last week, show that $100,000 donations were coming in days before the polls opened.

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New York education commissioner pessimistic on Buffalo’s ability to turn around struggling schools

State Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. says he’s not convinced the Buffalo School District is capable of turning around its struggling schools despite extraordinary intervention and technical resources provided by the state.

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Gainesville (Ga.) board okays guns in some schools

In a move Gainesville City School officials have been weighing since the start of the year, the Gainesville School Board Monday night approved equipping school resource officers (SROs) at three schools with semi-automatic rifles.

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Trenton (N.J.) schools may face funding difficulties next year as charters open

The school district’s accountant warned that the district could face some funding challenges next school year as two charter schools are set to open in the district, which would likely draw funding away from the district’s public schools.

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More lenient rules on head lice have some schools jumpy

School nurses and other health authorities say stricken students should be able to stay in class. But such a progressive approach bugs many parents and district leaders.

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A passionate debate over Chicago's 21 proposed charter schools

A hearing on 21 proposed new Chicago Public Schools charters drew at least 300 people to CPS headquarters on a snowy Monday evening, with supporters and opponents equally passionate about the need to propel or quash charter efforts.

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Updated SchoolReach mobile app provides multimodal messaging and reporting capabilities to school administrators

SchoolReach MultiCast makes multimodal parent messaging simple by giving users control over which types of messages should be sent and providing a simple interface and user experience.

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SIIA announces Innovation Incubator Award winners

More than 75 applicants were assessed for the Innovation Incubator program on a broad range of criteria, including the education focus, end-user impact, market need for the innovation, representation of K-12/postsecondary market levels, and the level of originality and innovation.

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Teach For America and Buffalo Public Schools partner to build capacity in local schools

In each year of the new partnership, Teach For America and the BPS would work together to determine the number of Teach For America candidates to be recruited, trained, and developed, based on teacher vacancy, resignation, and retirement projections.

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