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Theatre Education Associated with Higher Academic Achievement

School drama programs across the country are in danger. The Department of Education reports a 16% drop in public elementary school instruction for drama/theatre over the past ten years, and a 3% drop in secondary schools. In our current economy, drama programs are at greater risk, as state and local legislators look to cut education budgets to make up for funding shortfalls.

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Panasonic Announces Availability of Lamp-Free Projectors

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of professional projector solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its new SOLID SHINE™ Series of lamp-free projectors with DIGITAL LINK technology.

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Indiana Educational Institutions to Receive Aggressive VMware Discounts

This agreement allows for both public and private K-12 and higher educational institutions in the state to qualify for deeply discounted VMware license and production support from Matrix Integration, a leading technology solutions and services provider based in Jasper, Ind.

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School Improvement Network Releases Results of Guns & School Safety Survey

More than 10,600 K-12 educators responded, revealing a consensus of educator sentiment about how safe schools are in light of the recent Sandy Hook shooting, and what should be done to ensure student and educator safety.

TipSoft for Education

Allows students to confidentially share bullying and other safety issues with administrators through Web, SMS, and Android or Apple iOS mobile applications.

School Risk… Too Risky to Ignore

Learn the practical steps all school administrators must take to ensure schools are safe and operational.

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Computer Programming Classes Scarce in Calif. District

Lodi Unified School District Board President Ralph Womack said he wasn’t familiar with any classes that specifically teach coding, though several broader courses are open.

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Homework or Not? That is the (Research) Question.

Weighing the conflicting evidence.

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N.Y. State Plans Expansion Of STEM Schools

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to establish 10 new programs modeled on Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), the IBM-backed school in Brooklyn that takes students through high school and two years of college with the goal of meeting the demand for workers with the right skills for high tech jobs.

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N.M. District’s Spanish Spelling Bee Promotes Language Skills

The district’s multicultural programs director, Clara Evans, said the spelling bee is another way to both encourage students to study and maintain their Spanish-speaking skills and promote the district’s bilingual efforts and programs.

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