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Teachers get iPads to help with student reading literacy

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina public school reading teachers in early grades will benefit from new technology to help them better monitor student literacy strengths and weaknesses. State schools Superintendent Mark Johnson says the Department of Public Instruction has provided iPads to every reading teacher in kindergarten through third ...

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Court: State can base e-school funding on participation data

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says the state acted within its authority when it used student participation data, not just enrollment, to determine a giant online charter school should repay $60 million from one school year. Wednesday’s 4-2 ruling comes as the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow ...

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German school sued in photo copyright row

Image copyright Getty Images The EU’s top court has ruled that a German school violated a photographer’s copyright when a student project containing one of his pictures was published on its website. A pupil at the school had found the photograph on a travel website. The European Court of Justice ...

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School chief whose pay sparked teacher handcuffing on leave

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school superintendent whose hefty pay increase led to the videotaped handcuffing of a complaining teacher has been put on paid administrative leave. South Louisiana news outlets report Jerome Puyau (PEE’-oh) was placed on leave Monday night after the Vermilion Parish School Board voted to ...

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School massacre commission to discuss campus safety

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida school massacre will discuss improving campus safety and hear about education and health privacy laws. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission begins its monthly two-day meeting Wednesday. The 14 members will hear from experts on “school hardening” ...

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Louisiana State Police apply for school safety grants

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana State Police have applied for two federal grants meant to increase school security to prevent shootings. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reported Tuesday that state Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office says the grants could be used for initiatives such as metal detectors or educational programs on mental health ...

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1st of Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons released from space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first of Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally was released from space Tuesday, 32 years after she died aboard Challenger. NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education posted a video of astronaut-educator Ricky Arnold performing one of McAuliffe’s experiments aboard the International Space ...

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School chief whose pay sparked teacher handcuffing on leave

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school superintendent whose hefty pay increase led to the videotaped handcuffing of a complaining teacher has been put on paid administrative leave. South Louisiana news outlets report Jerome Puyau (PEE’-oh) was placed on leave Monday night after the Vermilion Parish School Board voted to ...

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On leave: Schools head whose raise sparked protest, arrest

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school superintendent whose hefty pay increase led to the videotaped handcuffing of a complaining teacher has been put on paid administrative leave. South Louisiana news outlets report Jerome Puyau (PEE’-oh) was placed on leave Monday night after the Vermilion Parish School Board voted to ...

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