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ASCD Releases New Professional Development Offerings for Educators Heading Back to School

As students head back to school for the start of the 2013–14 school year, ASCD—the international education association—offers a new selection of professional development opportunities to enable educators at every level to support the success of each learner.

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Box powers new digital education applications to modernize collaboration

Box today unveiled a new ecosystem for collaboration in education, with industry partners across the web, mobile and channel. The company also announced that more than 100 universities and hundreds of K-12 institutions use Box to facilitate better sharing and to create more modern classrooms.

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More Michigan schools giving kids iPads to make the most of apps

Michigan school districts have joined the legion of schools across the country investing heavily to integrate Apple’s lightweight, user-friendly tablet into everyday lessons.

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Wisconsin schools firing more teachers under new collective bargaining laws

School districts are firing more teachers since new collective bargaining laws eliminated job protections granted by union contracts three years ago, according to the state’s teachers’ union and school board association.

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Turning Technologies acquires eInstruction

The acquisition will further Turning Technologies’ leading market position in the response system industry, providing a greater depth of products and technologies to more market segments.

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More security awaits students heading back to nation's schools

Back to school usually means new notebooks, new clothes and new teachers. But this year it also means more security, after the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Sex education law may mean little change in Illinois schools

Illinois schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases — not just abstinence — under a bill that Gov. Pat Quinn has said he’ll sign into law.

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Going to college? Survey conducted by x2VOL says service is important

College-bound high school students take note: 99% of K-12 school and district leaders believe community service and service learning history positively influence college acceptance according to a survey completed by intelliVOL, publishers of x2VOL.

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California high court allows school employees to give insulin shots

Rejecting the worries of the state's nursing union, the California Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for public school employees to administer insulin shots to diabetic students.

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Low-income schools struggle under Florida's grading system

The wealthiest schools never get Fs, and schools with high populations of poor students face an uphill battle to even get a C. The trend is visible through a decade-plus of school grade results, dating back to the first grades issued in 1999.

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