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Are NOLA schools failing students with disabilities?

In New Orleans, schools have long struggled to provide for students with physical, emotional and mental disabilities. Even before Hurricane Katrina, many parents had to fight for extra help. But many say things have only gotten harder since the city's public school district shifted almost entirely to charter schools.

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iPad contract resurrected: LAUSD to spend $22 million on tech

Three months after the former superintendent axed a controversial contract with Apple and Pearson, interim LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines is planning to spend $22 million in bond money under that same contract to buy more than 20,000 iPads for standardized tests in the spring.

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DA Daily is taking a Thanksgiving break

With schools closed for the holiday, DA Daily is taking Thursday and Friday off. We will return on Monday with the latest news and opinion from across K12.

Economics a factor in results of Pa.'s School Performance Profiles

The recently released state School Performance Profiles once again show a correlation between the economic makeup of top-performing districts and those in the bottom of the academic rankings in Allegheny County.

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Seattle's preschool program won’t pay for transportation

While Seattle’s new preschool program will seek to enroll children from different economic backgrounds in the same classrooms, it won’t bus children between neighborhoods to help achieve that mix.

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School superintendent says Idaho sales tax idea has statewide support

Educators around the state appear to support a Lewiston School Board plan to fund school construction through a sales tax. The board approved a resolution calling for a change to Idaho code that would allow a local option sales tax, rather than property tax, to pay for school construction bonds.

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Carnegie Learning, Inc. and Clever announce new partnership

Clever's Instant Login single sign-on system will be integrated with Carnegie Learning’s digital mathematics programs for middle and high school. In addition, teachers and administrators will also gain access to real-time student enrollment rosters and reporting.

ContentKeeper releases high-speed web filtering technology

TurboBridge, an ethernet bridge technology, has been launched by ContentKeeper. Through a new 2nd generation interception system, TurboBridge provides high-speed internet filtering that supports rising bandwidth demands.

New financial literacy software to be launched by MIND Research Institute

Following a $3.2 million gift from The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., MIND Research Institute announced a new curriculum to improve youth financial literacy by developing game-based math instructional software for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

Pearson unveils new approach to social studies education

A new secondary social studies programs from Pearson combines best practices, curriculum standards and technology to engage students with history, geography, government, economics and culture. Pearson collaborated with NBC Learn to produce the program’s myStory videos.