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South Carolina Districts Applying for Federal Education Grants

A dozen South Carolina school districts have told the U.S. Department of Education they plan to apply for a piece of $400 million in grants to be distributed nationwide.

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Chicago Teachers, School Officials Resuming Talks to Avert Strike

Negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the nation's third-largest school district were going down to the wire on Sunday, as teachers threaten to strike on Monday over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's demand for sweeping school reforms.

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Resistance to High Stakes Testing Spreads


A national resolution to limit standardized testing is gathering support.

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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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New x2VOL App for iPhone® and Android™ Boosts Volunteering for Teens and Schools

Teens and high school administrators can easily track, report, and approve community service hours with a new x2VOL mobile app released by intelliVOL. The mobile app complements the x2VOL web application used in high schools to manage student participation in community service and volunteerism.

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Study Outlines Steps for Boosting the Quality and Efficiency of Special Education

In this study, the District Management Council’s Nate Levenson uses the largest database of information on special-education spending and staffing ever assembled to uncover significant variance in how districts staff for special education.

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Central Dauphin School District Chooses SafeConnect for 1-to-1 Computing Initiative with Wireless Network

Central Dauphin (Pa.) School District (CDSD) has chosen SafeConnect to manage its wireless network and extend it to students and faculty, allowing access to a variety of learning resources such as Moodle and Scholarport. SafeConnect, widely implemented by both leading colleges and K-12 school districts to meet 1-to-1 computing initiatives, identifies and authenticates mobile devices and provides a mechanism to assess and enforce network security policies in real time.

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Follett Helps Districts, Schools Navigate eReader Highway

Follett has sponsored a new website, K12DigitalDecisions.com, a timely and robust resource to help educators and districts navigate the eReader highway and answer the critical question, “Which Comes First ... Content or Device?”

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Microsoft, Ga. Schools Launch Tech Courses

Georgia is the sixth state in the nation to offer the Microsoft IT Academy to all its high school students. The state is putting up just over six hundred thousand dollars, while Microsoft is putting up 23 million dollars for the project.

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