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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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NSBA and state associations launch public ed promotion campaign

In partnership with its state associations, the National School Boards Association has launched www.standup4publicschools.org, a new national campaign to highlight the success of public education.

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ASCD’s 2014 conference to focus on tech, leadership and Common Core

The 69th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, to be held March 15–17 in Los Angeles, will include over 350 sessions on ideas and best practices, including general sessions with Sir Ken Robinson, Daniel Pink and Russell Quaglia.

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IRA’s 2015 Annual Conference to be held in St. Louis

The International Reading Association's 2015 Annual Conference will take place in St. Louis on July 17–20. This announcement marks the first time that the Conference will be held during the summer, rather than in the spring.

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