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Published by: District Administration 9/7/2012
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The Chicago Tribune

If teachers strike, Chicago Public Schools officials will rely on other unionized school employees to keep an eye on students who come to school buildings kept open around the city, according to briefings given to aldermen Wednesday that revealed additional details of the district’s strike contingency plan. Read more>>


North Carolina's school board is clearing 25 new charter schools to gear up for opening next year, the biggest jump since a statewide limit on charter schools was removed last year. Read more>>

Buffalo Business First

As of Wednesday, it’s now illegal in New York, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed new bills into law designed “to protect New York’s children and teenagers from the harmful effects of cigarettes.” Read more>>

Woodbury Bulletin

Early Childhood Family Center quickly outgrew its walls and needed someplace else to go. Read more>>

Mercury News

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. Read more>>

Greenwich Post

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. Read more>>

The Gazette

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. Read more>>

Wareham Week

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


Industry News
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Google Docs allows teachers and students to create and collaborate on documents in real time in the Cloud while Read&Write for Google Docs provides the support tools needed to make these documents accessible to all. Read more>>

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The game’s goal is to provide an engaging experience for players aged 8-14 to strengthen foundational skills that help them recognize ethical issues and deal with ethical situations in their own lives. Read more>>

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Featuring a full classroom management system, a complete third through fifth-grade Common Core curriculum, as well as a supplemental sixth through eighth-grade curriculum, the newest version of Wowzers is now supported on any mobile device, including iOS and Android platforms. Read more>>

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The one-year Wipro Fellowship program for teachers is aimed at developing competencies and galvanizing their leadership potential to make them catalysts of change in their schools, districts and among educators. Read more>>

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