This service provides online check payment and credit card processing for food and after-school activities in public schools. With customizable reporting, CHECKredi can be used to consolidate and reconcile returned checks. It also provides other payment solutions through ACH (automated clearinghouse) processing and online credit card payments and approvals.

Low-income schools find new way to fundraise

No one really wants to buy candy or wrapping paper for a school fundraiser, but some parents just can't afford it.

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Deal to provide equal opportunity for girls sports to cost Portland, Maine schools $400,000

A recent agreement between the U.S. Education Department and Portland Public Schools will cost nearly $400,000 to implement and will provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.

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$261M facility for 2 Boston schools could set state record

Boston’s proposal to construct a shared building for Boston Arts Academy and the Upper Quincy School near Chinatown could go down as the most expensive public school project ever in Massachusetts, with initial estimates exceeding $261 million.

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Troy, N.Y., schools receive state P-Tech grant

The Troy, N.Y., school district has received a $2.8 million state P-Tech grant that it expects will help 300 students prepare for high-skill jobs over the next seven years. The P-Tech program connects local educational institutions with the state's regional economic development programs.

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Financial glitches slow digital makeover effort for Utah schools

Students are powering on MacBook Air laptops and Skyping with teachers at Kaysville charter school Career Path High. The new technology is partially funded by a state program that awards a tech overhaul to selected schools. But as digital projectors at Career Path High glow, students at other winning schools are still waiting for their promised devices.

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U.S. states still holding back on school spending

Public schools around the United States are still waiting to feel the recovery from an economic recession that officially ended four years ago, mostly because states have kept education spending low and property taxes remain depressed, according to a report released on Thursday.

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In Arizona, district funding diverted to online schools

Less than 4 percent of Arizona students took an online class in the 2011-12 school year, but it’s enough for some school districts to lose millions of dollars in state funding.

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Cotter schools receive $50K grant from Verizon

Several teachers in the Cotter (Ark.) Public School District spent a week learning how to better integrate technology in their classrooms, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program.

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Superintendent moves from good to great in Tennessee

By setting a clear vision, Superintendent Jim McIntyre has made his mark at Knox County Schools