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School Board Leaders Urge Congress to Protect Education Funding

More than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders are meeting with members of Congress on Tuesday.

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Calcasieu (La.) Schools Make ‘Notable’ Digital Technology Gains

Calcasieu is one of several school districts in the state of Louisiana making notable digital technology gains, according to the Louisiana Department of Education. Officials recently released updated reports on the progress of technology readiness in the state through Louisiana's Technology Footprint.

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Remember Our Public Schools in Ariz.

What may get lost this week is that after nearly two decades of expanding choice options in our state, traditional public schools continue to be the choice for nearly nine out of 10 Arizona students.

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Cash-Strapped Wis. Schools Brace for State Budget

Every school district has dealt with reductions and tried to find as many efficiencies as they possibly can, but are now having to make significant reductions in staff.

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City Split on Tacoma (Wash.) Schools' Bond Measure

The Tacoma School District estimates it would take $40 million to complete its reconstruction.

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In Education, Bigger Isn't Always Better

Even though North Carolina isn’t a big spender by American standards — our total expenditure for elementary and secondary schools of about $9,000 per pupil is lower than the national average — public education is still the single-largest expenditure of state tax dollars.

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Superintendents’ Tech Priorities for 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.

Hillsborough, N.J. School Official Won't Get Paid for Last Year ... Yet

Three board of ed members voted to pay Andrew Rinko, and two voted against doing so at a board meeting Monday. "You need the majority of the full board, not just the ones in attendance," said Kia Bergman, the district’s community outreach coordinator. Four members of the nine-member board were absent Monday night.

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Ind. House Leader Expects School Spending Boost

The leader of the Indiana House says he expects its budget plan will direct more money to education and transportation than is included in Gov. Mike Pence's state spending proposal.

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Homestead-Wakefield School Discussed at Harford School Budget Meeting

At two previous sessions, PTA president Mary Harris requested increased access to computers and infrastructure improvements. This time, she thanked the board and county officials for listening.

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