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Tough Times Require Great Teachers and Schools

These are tough days for public schools. Districts across the state are facing cuts while legacy retirement costs explode. School leaders are forced to make incredibly tough decisions about curricula, consolidations, furloughs, and extracurricular activities.

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Texas School District to Track Kids With Chips

Does tracking school children with computer chips make them more safe - or more vulnerable?

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3 Va. Schools Picked for FAFSA Project

Three Virginia school districts have been selected for a project to help more college-bound students complete a federal financial aid form.

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Mich. Legislative Deal Gives Poorer School Districts More Money

House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to a $12.9 billion School Aid budget that would give about 450 school districts and charter schools up to $120 more per pupil next year.

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Iowa to Continue Seeking Federal Education Waiver

Iowa's Education Department director says the state will continue its effort to receive a waiver from the federal government's No Child Left Behind Act.

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Calif. Neglects Education of ELLs, Lawsuit Claims

State officials are neglecting their legal obligation to ensure that students who are learning English are receiving an adequate and equal education, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the ACLU of Southern California and other advocates.

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AEP Offers Free Workshop on LRMI and Education Metadata

The Association of Educational Publishers is offering a free Metadata Lab to provide educational resource providers with a clear understanding of existing and emerging education data standards, including the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative.

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Hitachi Introduces New Classroom and Conference Room 3LCD Projectors

Hitachi America, Ltd. announced the next generation of its Classroom and Conference Room 3LCD projectors: the CP-X2015WN, CP-WX2515WN, CP-X2515WN, CP-X3015WN, CP-X4015WN and CP-WX3015WN.

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Kaplan K12 Learning Services Announces Winners of its “First Year Teacher e-Book Contest”

As part of an ongoing initiative to advance the use of digital technology in the classroom, Kaplan K12 Learning Services announced the winners of its Digital Learning Day-inspired “First Year Teacher e-Book Contest.”

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Forensic Firsts to Premiere on Smithsonian Channel

Students can learn about DNA Profiling, fingerprints and skeletal secrets with this new series from the Smithsonian Channel. 

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