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Colorado Senate Grants Final Approval to Bill to Overhaul How Schools Are Funded

A sweeping overhaul to how Colorado funds schools has won final approval in the state Senate on a party-line vote.

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Portland (Ore.) Public Schools Disciplines Minority Groups at Higher Rates than White Students

Portland Public Schools continues to discipline African American, American Indian and Latino students at higher rates than their white and Asian peers, according to data presented to the school board on Monday.

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Teachers to Vote on 'Confidence' in L.A. Schools Supt. Deasy

Members of the L.A. teachers union begin casting ballots Tuesday in a symbolic confidence-vote referendum on L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.

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Students Lobby Lawmakers to Support Charter Schools

The charter school movement has former Sens. Jim Horne and Al Lawson making the rounds in the Capitol. But its most effective lobbyists may be the 300 or so students in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

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NRA Schools Report Suggests Training Staff in Weapons

The National Rifle Association's National School Shield project released a series of recommendations Tuesday it says will help keep schools safer, including a training program for teachers and other school staff who want to carry a firearm.

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Helios Partners with SRI International to Create Center for Digital Learning

The Center will create a portfolio of digital learning projects to enhance student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Digital Badges Offer Promise in States Lacking Civic Ed. Assessments

The working paper, New and Alternative Assessments, Digital Badges and Civics, specifically focuses on digital badges – electronic icons awarded for the acquisition of knowledge or skill that are increasingly common features of many web-enabled applications – as a “promising approach” to overcoming the difficulties in assessing competent civics education learning.

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TCSA Becomes First State Based Media Bullpen Partner

The Tennessee Charter Schools Association (TCSA), the leading charter school advocacy organization in the Volunteer state, will be our first, anchor partner for this exciting initiative. TCSA, founded in 1998, serves quality public charter schools by educating communities, empowering supporters, and promoting legislation to create an educational landscape of excellent options for all students.

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AEP Announces Upcoming Course

A half-day workshop, The Valuable Connection Between Quality Content and Technology, is the second course in the 2013 Series and is scheduled for April 18 on Stanford University's campus in Palo Alto, CA.

Digital Learning Day:

Celebrating Innovative Classroom Technology

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