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Wis. Department of Public Instruction Releases School Staff Data

The battle over whether Wisconsin's public schools are doing the same, better or worse after reforms signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker took another turn Tuesday when the state Department of Public Instruction released a heap of new school staff data.

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N.J. District to Pay Student Paralyzed in Bullying Incident $4.2M

A New Jersey school district has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit by a middle school student who was paralyzed when a known bully punched him in the abdomen.

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N.J. Voters Approve 90% of School Districts' Budgets

New Jersey voters approved 90 percent of school budgets in districts that held elections yesterday as just three systems sought approval to exceed Governor Chris Christie's 2 percent cap on local levy increases.

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LAUSD Considers Lowering the Bar for Graduation

Eight years ago, the Los Angeles Board of Education adopted an ambitious plan to have all students take college-prep classes to raise academic standards in the nation's second-largest school district.

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Texas District to Charge $250 per Student to Ride the Bus

Carroll (Texas) school district families will have to pay $250 for nearly every child who rides the bus next school year, trustees agreed.

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Cash, Other Charlotte N.C. Superintendent Finalists Awaiting Decision

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Schools board will meet in closed session later this week to discuss the three finalists for its superintendent's position -- a trio that includes Memphis Schools Supt. Dr. Kriner Cash.

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CurriculumLoft Acquires uWriteTouch Brand Assets

CurriculumLoft announces the scheduled acquisition of all brand assets from hardware manufacturer uWriteTouch, including the KUNO student android tablet and the Engage WirelessLCD.

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FSR’s New Plasma Wall Boxes Accommodate More Equipment in Smaller Footprint

FSR, manufacturer of audio and video switching, control products, and connectivity boxes, has expanded its line of plasma wall boxes with three units that balance cost and quality to deliver fully featured models at an affordable price. 

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Schoolscapes Inc. Announces the Opening of its North American Office

Schoolscapes is bringing its unique and innovative approach to schoolyard play and to learning in the outdoor classrooms of the U.S. and Canada.

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Hatch Pilot Program to Demonstrate Effective Mobile Technology Integration in Early Learning Classrooms

Hatch, a leading provider of technology for early learning, is accepting applicants for a free pilot program of Hatch’s mobile technology solution created specifically for early learners. 

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