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More Ill. Schools Failing to Make AYP on Test Scores

The number of school districts meeting benchmarks imposed by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation continues to worsen in West-Central Illinois and across the state.

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60 Percent of Ind. Schools Get A or B Grade

About 60 percent of Indiana public and private schools earned A's or B's for student progress during the 2011-2012 academic year under a reconfigured grading system that critics claim is fundamentally flawed.

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Omaha School District Rejects Soldier Tribute

The Millard Public Schools district in Omaha has refused to display a traveling tribute to Nebraska's fallen soldiers at its schools, citing security and logistical concerns.

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Chicago Schools Give Parents Gift Cards As Incentive to Stay Involved

Parents have long debated whether or not it's healthy to bribe kids to do things like finish their homework on time or eat all of their vegetables. But what happens when the tables are turned and parents are the ones being bribed to cooperate?

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Judge Sentences Ohio Ex-Charter Treasurer to 2 Years

A former treasurer to more than a dozen Ohio charter schools was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for embezzling more than $470,000 in federal education funds from four schools over six years.

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Minnesota Investment Group Acquires Varitronics

Varitronics, a national leader in education technology solutions that help improve academic progress and classroom engagement of all learners, announced that it has been acquired by a group of private investors based in Minnesota.

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Experts Discuss how Districts can Manage SLP Shortage in Free PresenceLearning Webinar

Despite initiatives to recruit and retain qualified professionals, districts nationwide are experiencing shortages of speech and language pathologist (SLP).

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National K-12 Ed Tech Idea Challenge Grant Program

The Youngstown Business Incubato (YBI), Turning Technologies and Turning Foundation, would like to announce their partnership with the launch of the Ed Tech Idea Challenge Grant Program.

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Free, Online Seminars From Scientific Learning Corp. Now Available on iTunes, Yahoo and Google

A series of free online seminars focused on the brain and learning are now available on iTunes, Yahoo, and Google from Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL), makers of the Fast ForWord(R) and Reading Assistant(TM) family of products.

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Two More California Districts Add MimioClassroom Interactive Teaching Technologies To Boost Student Engagement And Teacher-Led Instruction

More and more Southern California schools and districts are making Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies a standard component in creating first-rate learning environments, facilitating differentiated instruction and preparing students to successfully meet the challenges of excelling in the 21st century workplace.

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