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Imagine Learning and Scantron form alliance

Imagine Learning is partnering with Scantron to combine Scantron’s online assessments with the Imagine Learning platform.

S.C. district enhances science curriculum with Discovery Education’s digital textbook

Charleston County School District and Discovery Education announced an expansion of their partnership that brings Discovery Education’s digital science textbook to elementary and middle school classrooms districtwide. Through this expansion, students will have access to Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series.

$25.5 million bond issue on ballot in Iowa City

Solon Community School District residents will head to the polls next month to vote on funding for new facilities. Funding from the $25.5 million bond issue would pay for a new middle school, a new performing arts center, and renovations to create a new special education classroom.

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School bond headed to referendum in New Hanover County

The North Carolina county's residents will vote on a $160 million school bond in November. The general obligation bond would fund the construction of several new county schools and the renovations of others.

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$250 million school plan approved in Illinois district

Rockford is moving forward with a massive 10-year plan to revamp its elementary schools. Under the $250 million plan, eight elementary schools will close, two new ones will be built, and improvements will be made at the rest of the schools.

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Rethink offers student behavioral challenge support to teachers

Rethink has launched a management and tracking platform that helps teachers improve student behavior. The new mobile-based Behavior Support tool helps teachers to identify student behavior challenges and provide personal attention to students, by eliminating paperwork and helping teachers customize their behavior invention plans.

New Ma. fingerprinting law adds duplication to already costly, confusing process

A well-intentioned law to expand national fingerprinting background checks for school employees has been crucial for the safety of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable residents: its children. The problem, however, is that the implementation of the law leads to multiple, repetitive background checks and unnecessary, costly layers of government bureaucracy.

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Oklahoma virtual charter school board still faces problems

The board of The Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School faces an uncertain future in terms of their extended support from the State Department of Education due to unclear language in the bill that created it.

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Common ground: Educating border kids

The nearly 50,000 unaccompanied children that will soon enter our public schools, burdening taxpayers and schools that are already overcrowded and challenged to meet higher academic standards. Religious schools could take more immigrant students, and there should be government vouchers to pay for them. There is also common ground on the need for immigrant students to learn English and American history.

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California district looking for school consultant for unaccompanied immigrant students

Oakland USD is hiring an unaccompanied minors consultant to work with the unprecedented number of immigrant children arriving from Central America in the past year. The support services consultant will help unaccompanied immigrant students find legal help and counseling, health and educational services.

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