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Euphoria is over for Chicago schools that won reprieve, kept doors open

Seven Chicago Public Schools that seemed doomed to go away in a record round of school closings won a last-minute reprieve in May that felt, said parents. But now an uncertainty has set in about what the upcoming school year could look like, given budget cuts at some of those schools.

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Digital Signage Expo 2014 announces “Call for Speaker Proposals”

Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest International Tradeshow and Conference dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), has announced that it is now accepting speaker proposals for its 2014 educational conference, to be themed, “Achieving ROI Success,” taking place February 11-13, 2014, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas.

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Dr. Timothy Rasinski partners with Scientific Learning to share expertise onreading fluency and comprehension

Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award-winning reading clinic, has partnered with Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) to share his expertise on the topics of reading fluency and comprehension. Scientific Learning is the maker of the Reading Assistant™ and Fast ForWord® online learning programs.

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Federal funds no panacea for struggling schools

Many people believe that more money is not an assurance that schools will improve. This new review from the Georgia DOE will give them evidence to support that contention.

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Segregation lawsuit against North Carolina school district begins in federal court

Nearly 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, lawyers are set to square off in a federal courtroom in eastern North Carolina over whether the effects of that Jim Crow past still persist.

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Tucson-area districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Arizona has seen an unprecedented surge in school districts wanting to convert some of their schools to charters, raising concerns over whether districts are unfairly using the law just to generate more money.

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New Columbus schools chief says he’s cleaning house

The new interim superintendent of Columbus schools says he is working to fire employees implicated in the district’s data scandal, or at least encourage them to leave.

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FCC moves to reform E-Rate subsidy for Internet at schools

U.S. Federal Communications Commission moves to revamp a subsidy program aimed at bringing faster Internet to schools and libraries, after President Barack Obama's plea for a swifter transition to the digital era.

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Arizona requires financial literacy in schools

Missouri, Tennessee, and Utah, which require students to take one semester of financial literacy in high school, have the strongest laws while many other states, like Arizona, are only required to blend financial literacy into other subjects.

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Q&A: Superintendent Patrick Darfler Sweeney talks master consolidation

Patrick Darfler Sweeney, superintendent of Hunter-Tannersville Central School District in upstate New York, has shown that through shared resources and some unique thinking, districts can continue to be forward thinking despite shrinking budgets.

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