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9/23/2011

9/23/2011
HP added powerful and affordable displays for creative professionals and retail businesses to its portfolio, including the company?s first 27-inch diagonal performance display with more than 1 billion colors, the industry?s first sub-$200 display with in-plane switching technology and HP?s first 47-inch diagonal multitouch Digital Signage Display.
9/23/2011
So, what do you want to be when you grow up? While many of us are still asking that question, the four cooperative work education programs at Granby Memorial High School actually try to do something about it by assisting students to prepare for post-secondary education and/or entry into the workforce. During a presentation to the board of education Wednesday evening, Greg O?Neil, a business teacher at the high school who also oversees the state-certified programs, outlined four options that are available to students:
9/23/2011
Given how preoccupied everyone is with the economy, education is even less of an issue in this presidential campaign than usual. Most of the Republican candidates do not even include education positions on their websites. And the two GOP heavyweights who have garnered the best reviews from education reformers on both sides of the aisle are not even in the race: former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is sitting the campaign out, and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty dropped out after finishing a disappointing third in the Iowa straw poll.
9/23/2011
To compliment its unique Titanium? Series headphones and headsets, Califone International, Inc., debuts its Guaranteed for Life cords. Ideal for use in classrooms, computer labs and libraries, the new cords are the first in the industry to come with a lifetime warranty.
9/23/2011
The Kansas City School District took its case to the people Wednesday evening, urging a packed house to rally around schools that have been abandoned too many times in the past. While many in the crowd joined in support, it was apparent by the number of questions about a chance to change districts that many parents also are eyeing a way out. Parents plotting an escape from the district may think their day comes Jan. 1 ? when the district loses accreditation and triggers a law allowing transfers.
9/23/2011
President Obama is poised to broaden federal influence in schools by scrapping key elements of No Child Left Behind, the George W. Bush administration?s signature education law, and substituting his own brand of school reform. While unpopular with Republicans in Congress and some in the educational establishment, the move is drawing applause from governors struggling to meet the demands of the nine-year-old law.

9/22/2011

9/22/2011
Wake County students, who have long enjoyed a wide array of public school options, are poised to get several more. For the past three decades, they could attend a base school, which offers a general education. Or they could choose from magnet schools that offer lots of electives--from archery to classes in rap music and architecture. On Tuesday, that menu got bigger--but not without some political resistance.
9/22/2011
At School 35, teacher Michael Ram's fourth-graders take turns standing in front of the class and acting out the meanings of vocabulary words: bewildered; marvel; reminded. "There's always an opportunity to get them moving," said Ram, who even taps into the transition time between lessons for physical activity. This may be a far cry from a traditional gym class, but physical lessons like the one in Ram's class are becoming more common throughout the City School District as budget cuts have forced regular classroom teachers to take on some responsibility for keeping their students active.
9/22/2011
Massachusetts? 18-month effort to overhaul nearly three dozen of the worst-performing schools appears to be showing a glimmer of success, state education officials said yesterday as they released MCAS scores for schools and districts across the state. At 16 of the 35 underperforming schools, scores increased by double digits on either the English or math sections of MCAS, while a few other schools made smaller gains. The gains reflect the higher portion of students who ranked in the top two scoring categories, ?proficient?? and ?advanced."
9/22/2011
As they prepare for longer school days starting Monday, teachers and administrators at six Chicago schools are busy settling the final details of teaching schedules, pickup procedures and extra enrichment activities. Do they have enough security officers? Where will children spend recess? How will teacher planning time be allotted? More important, they are making sure their staffs stand united, ready to teach an extra 90 minutes each day.
9/22/2011
When talk-show host Oprah Winfrey handed a $1 million check last September to the principal of New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy, 200 students watched the broadcast from a church and celebrated with a brass band.
9/22/2011
Newark teachers will have access to $600,000 in grant money meant to encourage innovative teaching methods that can be replicated district-wide, education officials announced Wednesday. Money for the creation of the Newark Teachers Innovation Fund comes from a $100 million donation by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, given to Newark schools exactly one year ago. An additional $47 million in philanthropic donations have been raised so far toward matching Zuckerberg's grant.
9/22/2011
Missouri education officials voted Tuesday to pursue a $60 million federal grant for early childhood education over the objections of a group of state lawmakers.
9/22/2011
It's time for John Covington, chancellor of Michigan's Education Achievement Authority, to start providing fuller and better answers about leaving the Kansas City schools in the lurch. And while we're at it, let's hear from the board that hired Covington to lead a new district of troubled schools here in Michigan about how they sorted through his desertion of a school system that was at a critical juncture in Missouri.
9/22/2011
Highlighting the capabilities of IP-based megapixel camera technology in the education market, Arecont Vision announces installation of 89 Arecont Vision megapixel video cameras to provide superior image quality at Lake Forest High School near Chicago.

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