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Blackboard Introduces Major Update for Blackboard Learn 9.1

Blackboard Inc. announced a major update for its flagship online learning platform with a new release incorporating a sleek, modern design that marks the platform’s biggest shift in look and feel in years. 

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Lesley U. Introduces Individually Designed M.Ed for Educators

Lesley University, which has been preparing teachers for over 100 years, has developed a degree program to help educators whose classrooms present complex learning challenges.

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New Curriculum Plans on Track in N.C. City

Teachers and administrators at the Mount Airy City Schools are busily preparing to roll out the new Common Core/Essential Standards curriculum set to debut next year — a curriculum that will place more emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills and focus less on rote memorization.

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Tornado-ravaged Indiana Community Frets Over Schools

As southern Indiana residents in tornado-stricken communities struggle to recover, many in the decimated community of Henryville are wondering what will happen to its schools.

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Controversial Parent Trigger Bill in Florida Debated

A controversial bill that would allow parents to take over failing public schools in Florida is generating high emotions at the state Capitol.

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Idaho Public Schools Budget to Fund Laptops

Legislative budget writers voted Monday to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year's session, including a statewide laptop program.

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BenQ Introduces New Short-Throw Projectors With Second-Generation PointDraw Interactive Projection Technology

BenQ America Corp. introduced its new MW860USTi and MP780 ST+ interactive short-throw projectors with ultra-short-throw ratios of 0.37 and 0.49, respectively. 

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Letter Grades for Ga. Schools?

Georgia’s public schools would face new accountability standards under a bill passed Monday by the state Senate, despite concerns over its mandate to give schools letter grades just like students.

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N.J. District Sees Dip in State Aid

The Long Branch School District will see a decrease in state aid for the next school year.

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Driving Mr. Alonso

After a steep decline in 2008, the cost of overtime pay for city school employees is rising again, and that's cause for serious concern.

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