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District 128 (Ill.) Offers First Online Courses to Summer-School Students

A pair of computer-based English classes offered this summer at Vernon Hills High School mark District 128’s first foray into the expanding world of online education.

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Wyo. Dept. of Ed. Seeks NCLB Waiver

The Wyoming Department of Education has asked its federal counterpart to freeze language arts and math standards established by the No Child Left Behind education law at 2011 levels rather than allow them to increase to 2012 levels for the state.

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Help Samsung Select the Winner of its Spring 2012 SUPERHERO Video Competition

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division announced that it would like everyone’s help to select the winner of its Spring 2012 Superhero video contest.

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Calif. Voters Don't Like Midyear Cuts Targeting Education

Nearly three-quarters of California voters oppose the automatic, midyear spending reductions that would balance the state budget if a November ballot initiative to raise taxes fails, according to a new Field Poll.

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Education Tax Credits a Good Idea, But at What Cost?

Do the dollars we spend on vacation really count? Most of us spending money on cheap trinkets and overpriced T-shirts don't believe they do — until we get the credit-card bills.

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U.S. Schools Throwing the Book at Unhealthy Drinks

More U.S. elementary schools are banning unhealthy beverages from the premises, according to a new report.

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Chicago Public Schools Touts $144 million in Savings for Next Budget

A day before the expected release of a budget that must address a gaping deficit, Chicago Public Schools said it has found ways to save nearly $144 million, a third of that through a more aggressive purchasing strategy and technology upgrades.

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Save paper, save trees, save money


Our featured speaker, Professor Thomas Goldman, a noted author, lecturer, technologist and consultant, will discuss strategies for reducing paper, improving sustainability, streamlining collaboration and improving operational efficiencies.

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OverDrive’s Next Generation eBook Service to Extend Value of Digital Libraries

OverDrive is rolling out new features and updates that prioritize ease of use, on demand access across mobile and desktop platforms, and integration with library discovery tools.

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Common Core Implementation Set as Prime Topic for the School Improvement Innovation Summit

Interactive breakout session on statewide Common Core Standards implementation by expert Felicia Cumings Smith to be held at the 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit, hosted by School Improvement Network.

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