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Study Outlines Steps for Boosting the Quality and Efficiency of Special Education

In this study, the District Management Council’s Nate Levenson uses the largest database of information on special-education spending and staffing ever assembled to uncover significant variance in how districts staff for special education.

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Central Dauphin School District Chooses SafeConnect for 1-to-1 Computing Initiative with Wireless Network

Central Dauphin (Pa.) School District (CDSD) has chosen SafeConnect to manage its wireless network and extend it to students and faculty, allowing access to a variety of learning resources such as Moodle and Scholarport. SafeConnect, widely implemented by both leading colleges and K-12 school districts to meet 1-to-1 computing initiatives, identifies and authenticates mobile devices and provides a mechanism to assess and enforce network security policies in real time.

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Follett Helps Districts, Schools Navigate eReader Highway

Follett has sponsored a new website, K12DigitalDecisions.com, a timely and robust resource to help educators and districts navigate the eReader highway and answer the critical question, “Which Comes First ... Content or Device?”

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Microsoft, Ga. Schools Launch Tech Courses

Georgia is the sixth state in the nation to offer the Microsoft IT Academy to all its high school students. The state is putting up just over six hundred thousand dollars, while Microsoft is putting up 23 million dollars for the project.

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State Board Will Revisit Mathematics Achievement Gaps

The State Board of Education will revisit its annual measurable objectives for mathematics achievement Sept. 27 per the request David M. Foster, the board’s president.

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School Bus Routes Reduced in Effort to Save Money

The Wareham Public Schools Transportation Department has consolidated bus routes due to budgetary shortfalls, which has buses nearly hitting capacity.

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$14.5 Million Technology Plan Proposed for Montgomery Schools

Montgomery County classrooms would get a $14.5 million infusion of technology if a request from schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr passes the school board and county council.

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Class Size a Hot Topic at Board of Ed Meeting

The issue of class size dominated the Board of Education’s first meeting of the school year last week, when enrollment data was discussed on several occasions.

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Pleasanton School District Students Biting in to Meatless Mondays

Starting Monday, children in the Pleasanton school district will be changing out meaty lunches for lunches that include Mediterranean offerings with hummus and grapes as Meatless Mondays go into effect.

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Debit card alternative to payroll checks


Watch this web seminar to see a case study from Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, one of the largest districts in the country, and find out how and why the district is replacing payroll checks with the rapid!

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