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New $56M Phoenixville Area Middle School Ready to Open

After two years of construction, the final crunch is coming for the new Phoenixville Area Middle School with school staff set to move in for work Aug. 20 and the students’ first day just a week after that.

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Brentwood School District to Introduce Mobile Learning Devices this School Year

Brentwood students from kindergarten through middle school will get to explore the educational potential of iPads and the unlimited apps this academic year.

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Colorado's First TCAP Scores Show Small Gains, Writing Dip, Growth

Small statewide gains and a couple of curious declines marked the inaugural 2012 results of TCAP — the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program — that, for the most part, continued a flat performance trend from the CSAP test it replaced.

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Hoover High School Launches eBook Library

Students at Hoover High School will have a powerful new resource at their disposal when classes resume later this month.

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New Michigan Department of Ed Rule Impacts Berkley School District

The Berkley School District is working to respond to a new Michigan Department of Education requirement for schools with large gaps in performance that could result in a number of student transfers within the district.

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Most Houston-Area School Districts Fail U.S. Standards

Nearly all the school districts and some elite schools in the Greater Houston area failed to meet tougher federal academic targets this year, confusing parents, frustrating educators and prompting calls for changes to the No Child Left Behind law.

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Three Innovation Schools in Boston Receive Financial Boost

Three Innovation Schools in Boston were among 20 state-wide that were awarded grants to help the schools better serve their student populations and invest in new educational tools.

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Fear Giving Way to App-Friendly Classrooms

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, school officials and parents feared the worst if smartphones and digital tablets fell into the hands of children at school.

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Special Ed Reform Brings NYC More in Line With National Trend

After a two-year pilot phase, changes to the teaching of special education students are coming to almost all the schools in the massive New York City public school system.

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Iowa District Hires New Superintendent

The Keokuk (Iowa) School District will soon have a new superintendent.

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