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Philadelphia School District Plans to Close Dozens of Schools

Facing deep financial problems, the Philadelphia School District has proposed an unprecedented downsizing that would close 37 campuses by June — roughly one out of six public schools.

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Arkansas Schools Ask State Supreme Court Not to Reconsider Property Tax Ruling

School districts involved in a lawsuit over school funding are asking the state Supreme Court not to reconsider its ruling that allows districts to keep excess property tax revenue if they raise more money than what is set under Arkansas' funding formula.

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Charities, Schools Struggle to Feed Oregon's Hungry Kids

In the face of more poverty and fewer resources, schools have become hubs for charitable programs, where churches, government agencies and charities deliver donations and services directly to children.

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$100M Legal Claim In Newtown School Shooting Is Withdrawn By Lawyer

A $100 million legal claim filed against the state of Connecticut in the wake of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting has been withdrawn for now, local media reported Tuesday.

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TipSoft for Education

Allows students to confidentially share bullying and other safety issues with administrators through Web, SMS, and Android or Apple iOS mobile applications.

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Putnam County School System Replaces Current LMS with Blackboard Learn

Putnam County School System has selected Blackboard Learn to replace its current learning management system (LMS) after determining the need for a more flexible and secure platform for online and blended learning, Blackboard Inc. announced.

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Digital Learning Solution Wowzers® Launches New Website

Award-winning online learning developer Wowzers announced the launch of its newly designed and updated Web site, featuring a more intutitive design and dynamic new features, including a tailored user interface, richer, individualized content and a live web demo.

Back in the Game

Longtime administrator Attila J. Weninger emerges from retirement to turn around an ailing district.

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Ro*co Films Educational Proudly Presents The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia Educational DVD

Leading film distributor ro*co films educational is making The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia available today on DVD for public performance and educational use. The New York Times says the film “busts any preconceptions about limits on what people with dyslexia can achieve.”

Keys to a successful iPad initiative

Archbishop Riordan High School tackles the challenges of implementing iPads in the classroom.