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4/16/2014

4/16/2014
Guilderland Central's district, again faced with reduced aid and a state-set levy limit, continues to make cuts in its proposed $92.1 million budget. Next year’s spending plan would eliminate roughly 35 jobs. A number of the reductions are driven by an expected drop in enrollment next year, continuing a downward trend.
4/16/2014
Massachusetts is partnering with Torsh Inc. to use its TALENT solution as part of the state's Department of Early Education and Childcare Peer Assistance and Coaching pilot. The online video-based collaboration and analytics platform will support coaching and professional development for early child care and out-of-school-time education providers.
4/16/2014
InFocus Corporation has added two series of bright projectors to its existing lineup of classroom models. The interactivity-enabled IN2120a series and IN120STa short throw series models can use the optional LiteBoard adapter to enable the LiteBoard Wand to operate as a wireless interactive pen and mouse.

4/15/2014

4/15/2014
Students taking the California Standards Tests are engaged in a nationwide “test of the test,” applying the testing software in an attempt to head off any technological crises. The new structure of the tests also requires districts just starting to recover from years of economic hardship to invest in new technology, from network infrastructure to computers and tablets to peripherals.
4/15/2014
Madison School District superintendent Jennifer Cheatham concedes that administrators made mistakes in acting to remove a respected African-American teacher from a leadership position at a struggling southwest side elementary school.
4/15/2014
Doris Candelarie's success at Sanchez Elementary School in Boulder Valley, Colo. recently earned her the title of 2014 Colorado National Distinguished Principal of the Year. The award, given by the Colorado Association of Elementary School Principals, honors elementary principals who have exhibited "extraordinary leadership, commitment to their students and staff, service to the communities, and contributions to the overall profession."
4/15/2014
His qualifications and experience were so exceptional, new Fairview Park City Schools Superintendent Geoffrey Andrews was the only candidate interviewed by the Board of Education. More than 30 people applied for the position, but it was one and done once board members met him in person.
4/15/2014
Social media has eroded young people's privacy—and advocates are trying to win it back.
4/15/2014
The new E2 and E3 Ear Buds from Califone International are designed for classroom as students increasingly turn to online instruction and mobile devices for language learning. The lightweight headphones are compatible with most tablets, smartphones and computers.
4/15/2014
Nearly every — if not all — Iowa school district will get a failing tag from the U.S. Department of Education this year.
4/15/2014
The GOP-led House voted mostly along party lines Wednesday to allow students living within Cleveland city boundaries to obtain an EdChoice Scholarship if the Cleveland Scholarship Program is full.
4/15/2014
The N.C. General Assembly mandated during the 2013 session that every public school must have a panic alarm system installed by July 2015.
4/15/2014
Just as the city’s school board closed a $10.5 million budget gap last month by cutting administrative staff — a gap that some board members blamed in part on charter schools — two more charter applicants submitted proposals to enter the district in 2015.
4/15/2014
Curriculum Associates’ BRIGANCE Screens were chosen as a recommended screening tool by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for its new Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! initiative. The program is designed to encourage healthy child development and universal developmental and behavioral screening.
4/15/2014
West Virginia's public schools will get free computer operating system upgrades for five years under a new agreement with Microsoft.

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