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Panasonic Expands National Cooperative Purchasing Agreement

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of technology solutions for government and public safety agencies, today announced an amendment by the City of Tucson, AZ to the contract available through the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company (National IPA) to include the Toughpad™ family of rugged, reliable enterprise-grade tablets.

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Solution Tree, MasteryConnect Support Professional Learning Communities

The result is a cloud-based solution that allows teachers and administrators to connect with each other and share assessments, data reports, and more while tracking mastery of standards.

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Follett’s Aspen SIS Named SIIA CODiE Award Finalist

Aspen, Follett Software’s student information system (SIS) with curricular and educational tools in a single platform, has been named one of six finalists for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards in the “Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution” category.

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SoftChalk Cloud Named 2013 CODiE Award Finalist

Designed for educators, instructional designers, and curriculum developers, SoftChalk Cloud provides an easy way to create and manage engaging, media-rich learning content.

Superintendent Jobs Pay Well, but Often Short-Lived, Thankless

David Goodin came to Connellsville Area School District (Pa.) as superintendent in 2008 thinking he could change academics and administrative operations. About two-and-a-half years into his three-year contract, change did happen — with his departure.

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Looking to implement iPads in your district?

View the on-demand presentation for advice on how to make the most of these devices.

Risking Teacher Nest Eggs

Financially-troubled pension systems require change.

TipSoft for Education

Allows students to confidentially share bullying and other safety issues with administrators through Web, SMS, and Android or Apple iOS mobile applications.

Close Corporate Tax Loopholes, Not Public Schools

If you're in a canoe that's got a hole letting in water, do you throw the other passenger overboard who is helping you row, or do you just patch the hole and keep rowing?

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N.J. Principal Wins Award for Music Encouragement

As an advocate of music in schools and an encouraging supporter of the students in Woodstown High School, a local principal received the New Jersey Musical Educator Association Administrators Award.

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