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3/27/2013

3/27/2013
In the eighth grade, Arlan Jaska figured out how to write a simple script that could switch his keyboard’s Caps Lock key on and off 6,000 times a minute. When friends weren’t looking, he slipped his program onto their computers. It was all fun and games until the program spread to his middle school.
3/27/2013
The old way of calculating a school’s capacity no longer applies in the 21st century, a consultant for the Iowa City school district said Monday night.
3/27/2013
The Long Beach school board voted Monday to push start times at the district’s five middle schools from 8 to 9 a.m. -- a cost-cutting move officials believe will also boost student success.
3/27/2013
Seven "priority" schools chosen for federal funding are among the lowest achieving 5 percent of schools in New York State.
3/27/2013
With an emphasis on accountability coming from one leader, the Pelham City Council on Monday night approved $133,000 for the community's five public schools to fund educational materials and other issues.
3/27/2013
Parents and teachers of students in music programs at Poughkeepsie schools are bemoaning recent cuts in staff and opportunities for students to sing and perform — and protesting any future ones.
3/27/2013
Gov. Rick Scott presented an oversized check for more than $2.4 million to Collier County School District leaders Monday morning in recognition of the district’s performance on the state’s accountability system.
3/27/2013
State legislators are considering a bill that could help children during school hours.
3/27/2013
This PowerPoint presentation will help district leaders build community understanding and support for using Web 2.0 to increase participation, engagement, and 21st-century readiness for all students.
3/27/2013
Spurred on by South Dakota’s pending move to online tests, the Sioux Falls School District plans to spend $7.3 million during the next two years buying Google Chromebooks or Apple iPads for every student, from kindergarten through 12th grade.
3/27/2013
The computational thinking toolkit is a complete collection of all of ISTE's CT resources. From presentations and handouts to surveys and graphic animations, you'll find everything you need to learn more about or to advocate for CT.
3/27/2013
Gov. Rick Snyder got some hands-on experience Tuesday with the type of cyber charter school program that will be expanding next fall under a new Michigan law. The self-described nerd’s tech skills came in handy as he read “Memoirs of a Goldfish” to roughly 90 children in grades K-3 who watched and listened online through the Michigan Virtual Charter Academy.

3/26/2013

3/26/2013
A new community initiative launched by the Springfield Public Schools encourages students to go to school everyday and earn a high school diploma.
3/26/2013
The Salt Lake City School District is teaming up with the SafeToTalk Foundation to set up an anonymous tip line at schools.
3/26/2013
They’re less than five blocks apart; two Chicago public schools, each more empty than full. Now, one has been marked for closing, stirring controversy in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

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