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Go ahead given for $2.7 million in improvements for Calif. district

Through its work with NORESCO, an energy efficiency and energy infrastructure solutions provider, Santa Barbara USD has received state approval of its five-year energy expenditure plan and Proposition 39 funding to upgrade building systems at 13 schools.

Infinite Campus brings classroom discussions online

Campus Discussions has been added to Infinite Campus' collection of integrated learning management tools. It allows teachers to add moderated and secure online conversations to any classroom activity directly within the Infinite Campus platform.

Here's what LAUSD needs to do

Countries that do the best job at educating their citizens — Finland, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Canada — do it with strong and equitable public school systems, not charter schools or private school vouchers. LAUSD needs a leader who believes in strengthening public education and making sure the neediest students get the human and financial resources to succeed.

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NaviGate Flipcharts mobile app product line enhanced

NaviGate Flipcharts Free is a free safety app that features immediate access to an electronic flipchart that delivers step-by-step information, developed by Federal Emergency Management Agency, on what to do when faced with an emergency.

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Is your school door open for new funding opportunities?

As students return from summer, school doors open wide to many continuing and emerging challenges. Administrators stand just inside their buildings, facing a changing landscape of diversity, new technologies, urgency over increasing student performance—and major trends in federal education policy.

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Ed tech empowers students to ‘change the world’

Students in coming years will create their own educational content, 3D printing will become mainstream, and wearable technology will put more demand on school Wi-Fi networks, according to this year's NMC Horizon Report.

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How schools boost broadband to meet demand

There’s good news for district leaders in the ongoing battle to meet the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth. One-gigabit networks are coming to more areas, the cost of service per megabit is decreasing, and funding through E-rate and other sources is increasing.

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More free, healthy meals in Baltimore schools

To expand food service, the district took advantage of funding through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act’s Community Eligibility Provision, a federal program that launched in 2011 allowing schools with high poverty rates to replace traditional, tiered-price meal programs.

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Calling all ‘Districts of Distinction’

If your school system is leading the way with an innovative project that is improving student outcomes, streamlining operations or meeting community needs, it could be a District of Distinction. Dozens of school systems have been honored by Districts of Distinction, a national recognition program that highlights new ideas that work.

North Carolina high court OKs school vouchers

The state Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s decision and declared the state’s controversial Opportunity Scholarship Program to be constitutional. The court said that it could only determine as to whether the program is constitutional while the General Assembly has the duty of determining the wisdom of such programs.

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