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12/3/2014

12/3/2014

Chicago Public Schools — America’s third-largest school district typically finds itself in the national media for stories about violence, school closures and other unflattering subjects. It has received less attention for an ambitious and innovative experiment launched this year: New computer science classes rolled out across Chicago this fall, and within a few years the city plans to make its school district the first major one in the country to designate computer science as a requirement for graduation.

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February 19-21, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

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February 26-28, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

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March 16-19, 2015
Atlanta, Ga.

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March 21-23, 2015
Houston, Texas

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March 21-23, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

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April 13-15, 2015
Boston, Mass.

12/3/2014

The Santa Monica-Malibu USD Board of Education named Bertha Roman as the new director of educational technology for 2014-2015. She has been part of the district's Educational Services team as a teacher on special assignment for education technology for the past six years.

12/3/2014

A study has been commissioned to examine the potential cost savings of consolidating 15 of the Pennsylvania county's public school districts, particularly the potential benefits of merging administrative functions. If the study shows a savings worth ruffling the feathers, they should proceed.

12/2/2014

12/2/2014

The state education department wants to make David Meckley receiver for the York City School District, a move that would allow him to bring in a charter operator for district schools without the school board's consent.

12/2/2014

The Libertas School of Memphis will become the first Montessori charter school in Tennessee, if the Achievement School District gives it the go-ahead to take over an elementary school in Frayser next year.

12/2/2014

The Department of Education released a set of guidelines that is meant to clarify when K12 schools are allowed to separate boys and girls into separate classrooms, without running afoul of civil rights laws.

12/2/2014

A new brand website has been launched by JumpStart at www.jumpstart.com to house all of its web and mobile offerings, including the company's learning-based games and game-themed worlds.

12/2/2014

Avella Area superintendent Janell Logue-Belden has been named as the Pennsylvania district's new superintendent. She will replace Janet Ciramella, who will retire in April after 25 years in the district, including the past two as superintendent.

12/2/2014

Citing a desire to return to more classroom-oriented work, South Portland Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin will resign effective June 30, 2015.

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