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Concerns Over School Choice Advocate Taking Charge of Chester's Struggling Schools

It might have once seemed unthinkable: Handing the keys to a large, troubled public-school district over to a high-profile advocate for increasing privatization, including vouchers and for-profit private schools.

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School Community Says Computers, Books Fall Short

Rick Hauf travels to schools all around Maryland. In Harford County, he says educational opportunity is tilted. "We're not on a level playing field," Hauf said.

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Jersey City School Board Revises Controversial Contract with Prospective Schools Chief

Four revisions have been made to the contract the Jersey City Board of Education is offering prospective schools superintendent Marcia V. Lyles, and the new pact now awaits approval from Lyles and from state education officials.

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Why Window 8 Tablets Will Lose To The iPad In Education

The iPad became a big hit in the K-12 education market over the past year. Pioneering schools that brought Apple’s tablet into the classroom last school year proved that the iPad can be a excellent learning tool – one that has immense power to transform education.

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14 Michigan School Districts to Test Teacher Evaluation Tool

Three Metro Detroit school districts are among 14 statewide that will be test laboratories for teacher evaluation tools this fall.

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Oklahoma City Public Schools Launches Anonymous Incident Reporting System

The state’s largest school district is offering a new tool to report (hotline and online), track and address bullying or other potentially harmful incidents.

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Community's Distributed Design Series Ceiling Loudspeakers Now in Basic Black

Community's Distributed Design Series of in-ceiling loudspeakers has been expanded to include a standard black version of its flagship D6 model.

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Self-Expiring Visitor Badges Now Compatible with Color Printers

ow visitor management systems can combine the professional appearance of full-color plastic visitor badges with the added security of time-expiring badges.

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Initial Set of Test Items and Task Prototypes Release

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a 23-state consortium working together to create next generation assessments, today released its first set of item and task prototypes for both English language arts/literacy and mathematics.

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ASCD Launches Free Digital Common Core Implementation Tool, Announces Fall Common Core Webinar Series

ASCD introduces the new, free EduCore digital tool for educators implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in both mathematics and literacy. 

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