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LightRaise from SMART Technologies.


Now you can bring learning to life with vibrant, engaging, interactive content on almost any surface. Watch the 20-minute LightRaise overview.

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Non-food Ways to Reward Student Achievement


K12 experts explain why food should not be used as a reward or punishment for a child’s behavior.

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Schools Say, 'Let's Do Lunch — Better'

When lunchtime rolls around at some Chicago-area schools this year, students in the cafeteria line might be served a panini or antibiotic-free chicken or a black-bean burger. And in at least one district, the salad bar will include a combination of cucumbers and jicama.

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Failed Levies, Cuts Cause Concern About Larger Classroom Sizes

With the start of school about a week away, parents are thinking about the new classes their children will be entering. But with that has come some concern over appropriate class sizes.

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The Digital Divide in Greater Danbury's Schools

In a Danbury elementary school this year, Deputy Superintendent of Schools William Glass was surprised after giving a short presentation when he turned to collect his iPhone on his way out the door.

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Nebraska Bill Would Require the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools

A new bill introduced into the Nebraska Unicameral would require public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in schools. State Sen. Tony Fulton is behind Legislative Bill 990 and says that the law is necessary since recitation of the pledge in classrooms tends to stop when students reach Middle School.

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Local Schools Differ on Campus Cellphone Use

Students at Thibodaux High and South Lafourche will be allowed to use cellphones at school again this year, but other schools will remain cellphone-free, school officials said.

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Muskegon Special Ed Screening Violate Law, District-Requested Audit Finds

Shortly after he took his new job as superintendent of Muskegon Public Schools, Jon Felske became alarmed by the high percentage of students in special education.

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New Videos: School Wellness Solutions From Other Districts


Discover solutions for your district. Superintendents discuss fresh ideas about school nutrition and wellness.

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Debit card alternative to payroll checks


Watch this web seminar to see a case study from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, one of the largest districts in the country, and find out how and why the district is replacing payroll checks with the rapid!

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