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11/2/2012

11/2/2012

There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday.

11/2/2012

To help address a shortage of speech-language pathologists (SLPs), Moses Lake School District 161 in Moses Lake, Washington, adopted PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students.

11/2/2012

Vacaville Christian Schools in Vacaville, CA recently embarked on a district-wide iPad initiative. While most of the educators grasped the transition to the tablets in their instruction, one teacher in particular struggled.

11/2/2012

Varitronics, a national leader in education technology solutions that help improve academic progress and classroom engagement of all learners, announced that it has been acquired by a group of private investors based in Minnesota.

11/2/2012

The Colorado Department of Education will cut off school-improvement money to five of the state's poorest-performing schools because they haven't gotten better despite the influx of cash.

11/2/2012

The Rapides Parish School Board is expected to determine next week whether to retain the district's current no-retention policy for young students.

11/2/2012

With just one year left on its ambitious five-year plan, the Seattle school district continues to fall short of reaching its academic targets.

11/2/2012

The Ennis school district misspent more than $7 million on a new grade school and teacher housing, and improperly paid a superintendent as an independent contractor for several years while he also collected a pension, a recent audit found.

11/2/2012

Hurricane Sandy has forced high school sports leagues throughout the city to revise schedules, including playoff dates, and coaches are now being forced to come up with different ways to prepare their teams without access to fields and other facilities that have been shuttered by mass school closures.

11/2/2012

Chicago Public School officials announced Wednesday that they do not plan to shutter schools based on student performance, as they have in the past.

11/2/2012

Georgia health officials have announced North Hall Middle School, Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry and Black's Mill Elementary School in Dawsonville are among 21 schools that have gotten state grants to help fight childhood obesity.

11/2/2012

U.S. school children searching for a healthy snack at school - perhaps an apple or some celery sticks - may find that a bag of potato chips is much easier to come by, a report released on Thursday said.

11/1/2012

11/1/2012

Despite initiatives to recruit and retain qualified professionals, districts nationwide are experiencing shortages of speech and language pathologist (SLP).

11/1/2012

The Youngstown Business Incubato (YBI), Turning Technologies and Turning Foundation, would like to announce their partnership with the launch of the Ed Tech Idea Challenge Grant Program.

11/1/2012

A series of free online seminars focused on the brain and learning are now available on iTunes, Yahoo, and Google from Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL), makers of the Fast ForWord(R) and Reading Assistant(TM) family of products.

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