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Kids read now kicks off another year of summer reading success

This mission goes beyond simply keeping children occupied. Research by the National Summer Learning Association shows that students lose an average of two months’ worth of learned instruction over the summer.

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Speech clinicians get tools to help children who stutter deal with bullying

Each year speech-language pathologists provide strategies to help thousands of children manage their stuttering, but these clinicians may not be trained to help deal with the bullying these children often face, says a Purdue University expert.

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NYC Department of Ed names Hapara’s Teacher Dashboard best administration/engagement app in its Gap App Challenge

Chosen from a pool of close to 200 applicants, Hapara was selected based on the quality of its product and user experience, the potential for its platform to impact student engagement and performance, and the extent to which teachers want to use its tools.

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Canon U.S.A. Introduces ultra-portable three led projector for business and home entertainment use

With HDMI input and five different projection modes, the Canon LE-5W projector can easily be used to project high-quality movies, video games, and still-or-streamed images from PC’s, Blu-ray players, game consoles, HD streaming players, and digital cameras onto nearly any surface.

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78% of kids from closing Chicago schools already signed up at new schools

About 78 percent of Chicago Public Schools students from facilities set to close have now signed up for their new “welcoming schools,” the school district announced Monday. Of the 11,800 students attending closing schools, about 9,200 have enrolled in new schools, the district reports.

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Report shows Michigan schools only graduating 52 percent of special education students

The target graduation rate for special-needs students with individual education plans is 80 percent, a goal that 130 school districts and charter schools met or exceeded. A total of 59 districts and charter schools had 100 percent graduation rates for special-needs students in 2010-11.

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Vaddio launches IP video streaming support for ClearVIEW HD-USB cameras

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, announces a major software update to the ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ camera. In addition to the current USB streaming, version 2.0 allows for IP HD video streaming and remote PTZ camera control through the Ethernet network interface.

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Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad signs education reform bill

The legislation encourages school districts to adopt new career ladders and evaluations for teachers by giving districts that chose to do so roughly $300 more per student to help pay for the costs of implementing the new programs.

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Pennsylvania schools factoring Obamacare into their budgets

The early results look rather like the pre-Obamacare days: Premiums are continuing to rise and employees will be asked to shoulder more of the burden. But fundamental changes are beginning to appear.

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New York, Alaska spend most per-pupil on education

The states that spent the most per student appear to be the ones that can best afford it. Median household income in nine of the 10 top-spending states is higher than the U.S. median.

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