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Muhlenberg S.D. Tells School Board: We Need More Tech Funding

Without more funding for technology, Muhlenberg School District probably won't be able keep its computer systems up to date, administrators told school board members Wednesday.

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More Technology Needed at N.Y.'s Fredonia Central School

More technology in the classroom is the most common request Grants Management and Professional Development Director Joseph Reyda receives from teachers. New state teaching standards make accessible technology more important than ever.

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Madison County (Ind.) Districts Receive Tech Grants

South Madison and Frankton-Lapel Community Schools have each received $30,000 technology planning grants from the Indiana Department of Education's eLearning office.

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Western Indiana Districts Plan No-Closure Merger

Two small school districts in western Indiana are working to carry out a merger plan after it won approval from voters in this month’s election.

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School Closing Protesters March Along Michigan Ave. in Chicago

Several hundred protesters marched along Michigan Avenue Monday morning to voice opposition to the school closings plan being put together by Chicago Public Schools.

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Budget Cuts Force Beaverton (Ore.) Teachers Into Classes They've Never Taught

Jessica Keskitalo spent five years teaching world history, economics and government at Westview High School.

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Less State Funds for Education Impact Locally

The state of Mississippi spending less money on local school districts in recent years could result in a reduction in how much it is legally obligated to provide K-12 education in the coming years.

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California Passes Proposition 30

On Election Day, California voters passed Proposition 30, a temporary tax increase that will prevent a nearly $6 billion cut to the state’s public schools. Backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the proposition is the first general tax increase passed in the state in two decades. It will increase sales taxes by a quarter of a cent for four years on the state’s base rate of 7.25 percent, and income taxes for those earning more than $250,000 for seven years.

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Mass. Schools Say A Level-Funded Budget Is Unrealistic

School officials in Hopkinton are already pushing back against the Board of Selectmen’s recommendation that all town departments be level-funded for fiscal year 2014, saying that expectation is “unrealistic.”

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Seattle Public Schools Falling Short of Five-Year Targets

With just one year left on its ambitious five-year plan, the Seattle school district continues to fall short of reaching its academic targets.

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