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6/11/2013

6/11/2013
Debra Livingston, superintendent of the Fall Mountain Regional School District, was selected to lead New Hampshire's largest school district.

6/10/2013

6/10/2013
Read&Write 11 Gold is an easy-to-use customizable toolbar that integrates with common Windows applications and provides users of all ages and abilities, especially those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities, and English Language Learners, with the support tools they need to be confident, independent learners.
6/10/2013
Kleenex brand is now the exclusive facial tissues sponsor of TeacherLists.com and will be working with TeacherLists.com to make the exciting service known to even more teachers and families in 2013 and beyond.
6/10/2013
Elevation Education assemblies – already being previewed in schools from New Jersey and Minnesota to Pennsylvania and New York – are designed for students in grades K-8.
6/10/2013
As the first such app available on Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile, Heartland’s new MyLunchMoney.com® app enables parents to use their smartphones or mobile devices to prepay for student meals, replenish their child’s account using credit cards, debit cards or electronic checks, and view recent activity for their children while on the go.
6/10/2013
President Obama has called on the Federal Communications Commission to expand an existing program to provide discounted high-speed Internet service to schools and libraries, even if it means increasing the fees that for years had been added to consumers’ phone bills.
6/10/2013
The district's new enrollment figure may be inflated, as administrators at some closing schools said that because they were under pressure to get children signed up, they went ahead and enrolled students whose parents could not be contacted.
6/10/2013
Montana is the only state in the nation without laws against bullying and cyberbullying, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But even with the nationwide push against bullying in recent years, it's not clear whether such laws actually work.
6/10/2013
Police Chief Doug Barthel announced last month that the department no longer would dedicate three officers to giving fifth-grade students lessons on substance abuse, peer pressure and bullying.
6/10/2013
More than 100 Clark County public schools' ratings were downgraded under Nevada's new school accountability system unveiled Friday morning.
6/10/2013
In the past decade, the Seattle School Board chose “discovery math” books for the public schools. The chance to correct these mistaken decisions begins next year with new texts for grades K-5.
6/10/2013
High schools in Mercer County and around the state were given surprise gifts last week: driving simulators with fifteen different programs that allow students in their classrooms to buckle-up and get real experience behind the wheel.
6/10/2013
Independent research in recent months has documented that the nation's wealthiest philanthropic foundations are steering funding away from public school systems, attended by 90 percent of American students, and toward "challengers" to public education, especially charter schools.
6/10/2013
Schools across Indiana are cutting back the hours of teacher assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other aides to avoid having to offer them health insurance under the federal health-care employer mandate that begins next year.
6/10/2013
For decades, public workers, including teachers, have been promised pensions and health care benefits when they retire. As more baby boomers do so, states are starting to pay out – and coming to grips with the fact that they’ve negotiated themselves into a fiscal crisis.

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