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Rhee Regrets Firing School Principal on National TV

During her three years as Washington D.C. public schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee raised eyebrows with her tough-love approach to fixing a failing school system. And when I sat down with Rhee on “This Week,” the controversial education reformer made no apologies for her rough-and-tumble philosophy.

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For One Conn. District: Textbooks Out, iPads In

Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.

Alaska Lawmakers Consider School Voucher Proposal

Parents will be able to send their kids to private or religious schools using public education funds if a new constitutional amendment passes in Alaska. Wasilla Republican Rep. Wes Keller has renewed his efforts to create a school voucher program, which would be significantly different from the state's limited charter school system.

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School Turnarounds Prompt Community Backlash

The federal government's push for drastic reforms at chronically low-achieving schools has led to takeovers by charter operators, overhauls of staff and curriculum, and even school shutdowns across the country.

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iCreate to Educate Announces Strategic Partnership with Kaplan Early Learning Group

iCreate to Educate announces a forthcoming strategic partnership with Kaplan Early Learning Group. Although specific details of the investment remain undisclosed, the aim of this partnership is to better leverage each company’s product line and strengthen its mutual market presence.

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LearnPad™ wins BETT 2013 Best Digital Device

The LearnPad took home the show’s top prize as: “BETT 2013 Best Digital Device”. The LearnPad was one of 5 finalists among submissions from leading edtech, software, and hardware companies.

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Determined Educators Raise Funds to Attend National Conference on Differentiated Instruction

The annual conference is hosted by Staff Development for Educators (SDE), a New Hampshire-based professional development company serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educators nationwide. The National Conference on Differentiated Instruction is one of five national conferences hosted by SDE each summer.

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Horizon Software International Continues Making Mobile Strides with Release of MyPaymentsPlus App for Android Users

Horizon Software International – developers of the popular MyPaymentsPlus.com online prepayment system for K-12 school meal, service and activity fees – continues making gains in delivering mobile solutions to consumers with the release of the free MyPaymentsPlus app for Android users.

Round Rock (Texas) District Superintendent Announces Retirement

Praised as a "visionary leader" who showed "grace under pressure," Round Rock School Superintendent Jesús Chávez announced Wednesday he is retiring at the end of this year, after seven years on the job.

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Woodbridge (N.J.) Gets a New School Superintendent

In a special board meeting Wednesday night, the Woodbridge (N.J.) Board of Education approved the appointment of Robert Zega as the district's new superintendent.

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