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Newton (Mass.) Schools tp Get Door Buzzers, Cameras by End of April

New security measures adopted after the Connecticut school shooting are expected to be in place at all of the Newton’s elementary and middle schools by the end of April.

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New N.J. District Tests Will Require Significant Technology Upgrade

The regulations would require new testing that would partially evaluate teacher performance and will require a massive upgrade in technology in all Bayonne public schools.

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Ill. Schools Serving More Poor, Homeless Students

In a release Wednesday, the Illinois State Board of Education says the spike in low-income students and those with limited English has led to increased costs for school districts.

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Kingsland (Minn.) Public Schools Touts College-Level Opportunities

Starting with the class of 2015, Kingsland students will be able to complete a 62-credit college degree while simultaneously earning a high school diploma — all without ever leaving the familiar surroundings in Spring Valley.

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Business Leaders Express Support for Mass. Gov.'s Education Plan

A group of 87 local business leaders have come out in support of Governor Deval Patrick’s early education plan, and the taxes tied to it —which they say are necessary investments to ensure a well-educated workforce.

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Md. County Bans Homemade Treats, Hugs From Schools

The new rules, which cover 8,000 students in 17 elementary schools in St. Mary's County, also forbid siblings from visiting during school hours, even if they are with a parent.

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Attleboro (Mass.) Schools Pull Out of Math, Science Initiative

Attleboro schools are ending their formal partnership with the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative which brought broader student participation in advanced courses at the high school over the last four years.

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Threats Continue At Calif. Schools

For the third time in less than a week, a middle school in Fremont on Monday received a threatening phone call, police said.

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Grand Rapids Schools Superintendent Won't Seek Raise In $165,000 Salary

Despite an annual performance evaluation ranking her as “highly effective,” Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal won’t be getting a raise this year – because she didn’t ask for one.

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Benchmark Your District's Progress Toward 21st Century Education Goals

School district administrators from across the country are participating in the Software and Information Industry Association’s 6th annual Vision K20 Survey. Administrators participating in the survey can benchmark progress toward 21st century education goals.

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