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Challenges of managing absenteeism in K-12


Join this web seminar to find out about the real costs of manually managed absenteeism, and how automated systems can improve efficiency, productivity and the bottom line.

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Economy Affects Some Districts' Summer School

When the Lindbergh Mo. School District starts summer school on June 11, there will be no elementary or middle school courses.

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Fla. Education Officials Unveil Website for Parents in Wake of Low FCAT Scores

The Department of Education rolled out a communications outreach program Monday to teach parents about its role in state education. It includes a new website, hotline, and online forums and blogs for parents.

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Ill. Education Chief Speaks Against Budget Cuts

Gov. Pat Quinn got it right when he spared the state's education budget from deep cuts, even as he embarked on pension reform and massive cuts to Medicaid, the state's education chief said Monday in Peoria.

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Record Number of Calif. School Districts Face Bankruptcy

Pummeled by relentless budget cuts, a record number of California school districts are facing bankruptcy, state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday.

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Education Group: Schools Need 100 Mbps per 1,000 Broadband Users

U.S. schools will need broadband speeds of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff members by the 2014-15 school year in order to meet a growing demand for Web-based instruction and a skyrocketing number of student-owned Web devices, according to a report by a trade group representing state education agencies.

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$400 Million District Grant Contest Unveiled

Seeking to spur a bold rethinking of the American classroom, the Obama administration on Tuesday will propose divvying up $400 million among local school districts that devise new ways of reaching children, especially students from poor and rural families.

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Nearpod Turns Mobile Devices Into Teaching Tools

With the launch of Nearpod, teachers can transform digital classroom into an engaging and collaborative learning experience. It's available for free in the Apple app store.

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ASCD’s Summer Reading List Provides Opportunities Galore for Teachers and Administrators

ASCD has compiled a summer reading list for administrators, teacher leaders, and classroom educators interested in low-cost, high-impact professional development.

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Blackboard Releases Updates for Popular Mobile Learning App

Blackboard announced two big updates for its communication services and mobile solutions – Blackboard Connect for Teachers 2 and Mobile Learn 3.0. 

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