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1/23/2013

1/23/2013
The tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo. in May 2011 killed more than 150 people, demolished thousands of homes and businesses, and damaged or destroyed 10 public schools. To encourage students to discuss their feelings, the Joplin School District partnered with a local mental health center to offer students a free, 24-hour communication tool that allows them to confidentially reach out for help.
1/23/2013
Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.
1/23/2013
Hospitals, schools, military, commercial and retail facilities often require openings that need increased monitoring, extra protection against theft or vandalism, or unique safety and notification solutions.
1/23/2013
In 1954, the United States Supreme Court made one of the most important decisions in this nation’s history in Brown v. Board of Education.
1/23/2013
Moving to a system of appointed superintendents in all school districts in the state has been advocated by groups like the Mississippi Economic Council for decades.
1/23/2013
Schools are increasingly embracing technology as a necessary educational tool. In talking with teachers in schools that integrate technology widely across grade levels, the developmental sequence is one that begins with establishing basic infrastructure such as high-speed wireless in every school.
1/23/2013
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) praises the enactment of the Uninterrupted Scholars Act.
1/23/2013
Bullying is not only a problem that is becoming more familiar to people, but it is also one that young children are having to deal with on a regular basis.
1/23/2013
St. Paul district leaders have picked Dell to design a key piece of their eight-year technology plan. At more than $4.2 million over five years, the proposal was also more expensive than other pitches.
1/23/2013
Westford, Mass. schools will more than likely have to face another year of difficult decisions during this spring’s discussions on the next fiscal year’s budget, including the question of whether to hire a districtwide technology coordinator.
1/23/2013
Located on the North Carolina border in eastern Tennessee, the rural Blount County school system, which has 20,000 students and four major high schools, was looking for a better way to get information about specific safety issues to its socioeconomically diverse population. Here's their success story.
1/23/2013
Developed through a year-long collaborative process, this map reflects the collective effort of mathematics professors, teachers, and thought leaders, and illustrates the integration of mathematics and 21st-century skills.
1/23/2013
As we look forward to an exciting new year of technology-enabled learning, District CIO reached out to superintendents to find out what their chief technology priority is for 2013. From hardware rollouts to more training on how to use technology, here’s a sampling of what school districts are focusing on this year.
1/23/2013
Two proposed promotions from within could fill out top Augusta school administrative staff positions, bringing the central office back to full staffing following departures earlier this school year.
1/23/2013
Monday, January 28, 2013 to Thursday, January 31, 2013
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