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California high school's Arab mascot draws ire

A high school is being pressured to abandon its team name and longstanding mascot because of accusations from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington that it is derogatory.

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Panasonic debuts new displays, projectors and software

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America will showcase new displays, projectors and software to provide technology solutions for education and other industries.

Discovery Education to host Future@Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition

The K12 digital content and professional development provider will host this second annual event focusing on implementing effective, district-level digital transitions that prepare students for citizenship, college and careers.

Pearson's Open Badge Solution provides validated proof of qualifications and skills

The learning company released a new Open Badge platform called Acclaim, which gives organizations the ability to translate and recognize someone's professional achievements and learning outcomes.

School spending options involve tradeoffs

For the last six years, Oregon parents have watched state and local budget-making. Next year, districts across the state will stop cutting and start rebuilding. As money comes back into district coffers, what should be on parents’ minds?

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Plans for continuing Cleveland's $1 billion construction project

The district will have its new plan for closing, consolidating, adding or building new schools - as well as a plan to pay for it - available for public review by March 11.

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Chatham County names new superintendent

The Chatham County Board of Education chose interim superintendent Derrick Jordan to be the system’s permanent leader by a unanimous vote.

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Milwaukee superintendent Thornton to be named Baltimore City schools’ CEO

The Baltimore board is expected to announce today that Gregory E. Thornton will be the next CEO of the city school system.

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Philadelphia superintendent calls for stable funding streams in new action plan

Superintendent William Hite, seeking to demonstrate that the District is moving forward despite profound financial woes, has released an updated, 42-page “action plan” for improving city schools.

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Schools: Why the runaround on turnarounds?

Amid extensive coverage of the very real challenges facing our public schools, we shouldn't lose sight of what's actually working.

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