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Milwaukee Public Schools makes shift away from letter grades for K8

Milwaukee Public Schools joins a growing number of districts that are eliminating traditional letter grades or untethering student behaviors from academic marks.

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Virginia schools struggle to meet federal testing targets

Schools across the state are still struggling to meet federal accountability targets on standardized tests, according to information released today by the Virginia Department of Education.

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Altronix keeps NYC school clocks ticking

The clocks provided by Champion Alarm Systems throughout the massive NYC public school district are configured into a self-corrective system controlled by a master clock.

States tackle chronic absence in schools

A growing number of states and school districts are increasing their focus on students who are "chronically absent" from school—whether the absences are excused or unexcused.

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Sheila Harrity named National High School Principal of the Year

Harrity seized the opportunity to implement small learning communities, change the school’s culture, and empower teachers so all of the school’s nearly 1,400 students would graduate to thrive in the 21st century.

Illinois fudges the rules for rating schools

With thousands more students flunking achievement exams, the state has quietly changed how schools are judged based on test scores, a move that helped some schools pass muster despite dismal or lackluster student performance.

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For New York City, a day to celebrate successful schools

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; the schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott; and senior education officials took a victory lap of sorts on Monday, visiting 22 New York City public schools that ranked among the state’s top 25 in reading and math exams given last spring.

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Teachers gain ability to lockdown from anywhere in classroom with new Schlage CO-220

The pairing of the lock and remote fob is always done at the lock and up to ten fobs can be paired in the field to one lock. Likewise, up to ten locks can be paired to one fob. When the fob is pressed for two seconds, it locks down the lock closest in range to avoid accidently locking another door. The typical range is up to 75 feet.

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Epson adds robust DC-12 Document Camera to existing portfolio of classroom solutions

One of the most notable features offered by the DC-12 is its new picture-in-picture functionality, which allows students to view original and zoomed-in images simultaneously – when digital zoom is in use, a large window shows the featured section, while a smaller window keeps perspective on the original image.

Free Kindle version of Invent to Learn

For a limited time, the Kindle (e-book) version of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom is available free.