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Video Insight awards First School Security In-Kind Grant to Mich. school

The developer is awarding the first of a year-long $250,000 grant program to Monroe Public Schools. Each month of 2014, Video Insight will award a school or college the equipment necessary to implement a video surveillance solution.

Md. superintendent supports delay of Common Core teacher evaluations

State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery told lawmakers that she supports legislation that would delay evaluating teachers on new Common Core student assessments for two years until the 2016-2017 school year.

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Mo. Senate Committee endorses school transfer law bill

After hearing nine bills addressing the school transfer law debacle, the Senate Education Committee has agreed upon a compilation of ideas they deem necessary to solve the problem.

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Seattle school bus drivers set to strike

More than 450 school bus drivers for Seattle Public Schools said they are ready to walk out at a moment’s notice, possibly leaving 22,000 kids without a ride to school.

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SunPower awards engineering curriculum grants to California public schools

The company awarded schools in four districts a total of $85,000 in grants in partnership with Project Lead The Way to support the implementation of STEM curricula for students.

Discovery Education adds integrated physics/chemistry course to science techbook for Texas

Built from the ground-up and developed specifically for Texas districts, the new IPC course is fully aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.

NEC Display Solutions adds two digital models to M Series short-throw projectors

The commercial LCD display and projector provider’s two new digital products bring the projector closer to the whiteboard, eliminating shadows and glare.

Magnet schools find a renewed embrace in cities

Because magnets are fully part of public school systems – their teachers are unionized and they follow district rules, while charters are run by private entities and are typically not unionized – reviving them is seen as part of an effort to save public schools.

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Wyo. Senate committee passes bill allowing teachers to carry firearms

Senate File 109 would allow districts to decide whether they want teachers to be armed. If they do, the districts would create policies for training and other rules.

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NASSP and NAESP release recommendations for new teacher evaluation systems

The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals released recommendations on how to best assist school leaders with the challenges they face with widespread state adoption of new teacher evaluation systems.

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