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Big Money in Play in Oakland School Board Campaigns

Local school board races are often low-budget, low-profile affairs, and until now, Oakland has been no exception. But this year, two new political action committees have thrown themselves into the election, infusing once-lethargic races with energy—and cash.

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Anne Arundel County (Md.) Uses Smartphones to Keep Schools Safe

This week, Baltimore County school officials started distributing hand-held metal detectors to school resource officers to help in the effort to keep weapons off campus. At the same time, Anne Arundel County made an app for students to submit tips about possible threats available on iTunes and Google Play. Parents who are worried about the rash of weapons incidents in area schools this year may be inclined to think Baltimore County is taking the more significant step, but research and recent experience suggest otherwise.

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Judge Says Texas Schools Can Use Biblical Verses in Football Banners

A judge stopped an East Texas school district on Thursday from barring cheerleaders from quoting biblical scripture on banners at high school football games, acknowledging their argument that is appears to violate their free speech rights.

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Boy Banned from School for Carrying Cystic Fibrosis Gene

A California boy has been ordered to transfer to another middle school because he carries the genetic mutations for cystic fibrosis – even though his doctors and parents maintain he does not have the incurable, non-infectious disease, the San Francisco Gate reported.

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School Attended by Obama Daughters Evacuated after 'Suspicious' Call

The private academy where the Obama daughters go to school was evacuated Thursday, though the school says students and employees have since returned to class.

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Award-Winning Sunburst Visual Media Brings New Content to Learn360 in Fall 2012

Learn360, an interactive media-on-demand service for the K-12 education market, announces new content titles from Sunburst Visual Media available this fall in the U.S. and Canada in its online multimedia and digital content library.

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Epson Helps Educators Get the Most from Their Interactive Projectors with New BrightLink Training Videos

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, has developed more than 30 "BrightLink Bright Spots" training videos to help teachers and technology trainers better understand the wide range of features available through EPSON®BrightLink ultra-short throw and short throw interactive projectors.

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Epson Helps Educators Get the Most from Their Interactive Projectors with New BrightLink Training Videos

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, has developed more than 30 "BrightLink Bright Spots" training videos to help teachers and technology trainers better understand the wide range of features available through EPSON®BrightLink ultra-short throw and short throw interactive projectors.

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New Research Study Documents Operational Efficiencies and Other Benefits of Shift to e-Transcripts

As postsecondary institutions seek to implement new practices that ensure high-quality education despite significant economic pressures, research and consulting firm Eduventures has released a white paper identifying electronic transcript (e-Transcript) exchange as a viable solution.

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Vizzle Awards Sschools Over $250,000 in 2012-13 Tech Grants

For a third consecutive year, VizZle is offering their innovative visual learning software free to school districts for helping children with autism and special needs.

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