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Are Chicago's school closings discriminatory?

Chicago returned to the center of the national debate over the future of public education this week as the city’s school board voted to shut down 50 schools. The decision, which could be derailed by a lawsuit, would result in the biggest single round of school closings in United States history.

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Kids, teachers reunite after Oklahoma tornado

Students from a suburban Oklahoma City elementary school destroyed by this week's tornado reunited with their teachers Thursday and collected whatever could be salvaged from the ruins.

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Rep. Harris calls for expanded audit of Maryland's education spending

Rep. Andy Harris said Thursday that he will request an expanded review of the Maryland Department of Education's use of federal funds after an audit found that the state may have to return up to $540,000 in misspent stimulus dollars and money designated for poor children.

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Education Department giving Newtown $1.3 million

Schools in Newtown, Conn., will receive $1.3 million in federal aid to recover after the shootings that left 26 students and educators dead last year. Education Secretary Arne Duncan planned to announce the School Emergency Response to Violence grant during a visit to the state on Friday.

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ClassLink LaunchPad wins SIIA CODiE Award for best cloud application

LaunchPad™ iOS & Touch Apps deliver a personal cloud desktop to your tablet or handheld. Access from these mobile devices allows schools to provide the same learning experience to all students regardless of device type. Whether using an Android, Apple or Windows mobile device, students have fast and easy access to all their school resources.

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Transforming data to information in service of learning

School reform and improvement efforts require an information technology infrastructure in service of learning and student success. Yet, digital learning tools and services can frustrate educators.

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AAP, AEP to merge

The school division of the Association of American Publishers has agreed to merge with the Association of Educational Publishers, a move that unites two of the largest organizations that deal with publishing for the K-12 market.

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Alabama students have school choice options

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, today applauded the Alabama House and Senate for ensuring thousands of Alabama families will have the opportunity to attend the school of their choice.

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ISTE 2013 Awards honor education leaders for leveraging technology to transform learning

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) announced the outstanding education leaders that will be honored at the world’s premier educational technology event, ISTE 2013, in San Antonio, June 23-26.

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Med Sled releases top crisis management tips for schools

Superintendents, school administrators and safety professionals across the country are required to make the best, informed decisions for students’ safety and security needs. In order to mitigate risks associated with emergency evacuations, school districts, colleges and universities must have a proper plan in place.

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