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Miami-Dade superintendent says $1 billion bond initiative is on schedule

The district has launched 69 projects at 66 schools, worth close to $200 million collectively. Planning on most of those projects, however, has only just started, and money has only just begun to flow.

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MPAA backs anti-piracy curriculum for elementary school students

The Motion Picture Association of America, along with the Recording Industry Association of America and the nation's main Internet service providers, is quietly backing another controversial push to educate schoolchildren about the evils of copyright piracy.

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Paul Vallas' Illinois residency questioned

Days after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas would be his running mate next fall, officials in that state are raising a question already asked -- but some say not fully answered -- in Connecticut.

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Los Angeles schools slow rollout of iPads amid security concerns

The Los Angeles school district is putting the brakes on a project to give an iPad to each student, a $1 billion initiative that is the largest rollout of its kind in the nation and has been plagued by students hacking the devices' security features.

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Tech company offers gunfire detection to Bay Area schools

Bay Area technology company SST has unveiled a gunshot detection system that they hope helps police respond faster in the case of mass shootings such as the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, but privacy advocates expressed concerns about the surveillance technology.

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Schools experiment with extending schedules

The combination of before- and after-school offerings gives Angevine's 600 students the option to spend eight hours at school, for an extended day that school leaders hope will lead to higher achievement and more student engagement.

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Playing video games collaboratively, competitively can boost learning: Study

While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.

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School choice plays growing role in Charlotte’s education scene, panel says

All of them, along with Bill Anderson of the nonprofit advocacy group MeckEd, agreed that families want high-quality choices for their children. But they voiced different views on the benefits and drawbacks of North Carolina’s options.

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Fighting to end Tucson 'ban' on books, Latino activist wins

The books had been removed -- "banned" in the eyes of Latino activists -- thanks to a conservative backlash against ethnic studies and the Tucson district’s Mexican American studies program.

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Report: Alaska not doing well in reading, math in classroom

New data released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card, show that Alaska is progressing at a much slower pace than most of the nation in both reading and math.

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