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3/8/2013

3/8/2013

Anchorage school Superintendent Jim Browder is due to meet the public and interview for the superintendent's job in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday. School Board members in Anchorage said they learned on Friday that Browder had applied for the Iowa position and is one of three finalists. The deadline for candidates to apply for the Iowa job was Feb. 11.

3/7/2013

3/7/2013

The goal of the tour, which plans to make at least 50 stops across all 50 states, is to inspire passion for electronics in students and educators across the country, teaching lifelong skills such as programming, soldering and circuit-building along the way.

3/7/2013

Designed to enhance living and working spaces by eliminating the need for power adapters, the Power2U AC/USB outlet now features NEC tamper-resistant receptacles and is available in a new 20 Amp model for residential and commercial, hospitality, education, and municipal applications.

3/7/2013

In 2012, Carnegie Learning curricula were adopted for long-term implementation in six states after completing instructional materials evaluation and review driven by the new Common Core State Standards. Carnegie Learning's research-based textbooks and adaptive learning software were evaluated and approved for use in:

3/7/2013

Twenty-one states employ more bus drivers, librarians, cafeteria workers, deputy superintendents, accountants, coaches, nurses, assistant principals, and other non-teaching personnel than they do classroom teachers, according to a new analysis of state education employees by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

3/7/2013

In what seems like a bit of buyer's remorse, two trustees on the School District 2 board said Tuesday they had changed their minds on a vote they cast during Monday night's meeting.

3/7/2013

A 70,000-square-foot charter school is under construction near Marlins Park in Miami and its students will get to intern with the team’s executives.

3/7/2013

School activists are using unusual tactics to fight a contested proposal to overhaul the nearly bankrupt Philadelphia school district: They've gone to the city ethics board.

3/7/2013

Critics say it is an overreaction to children who are just kidding. But after shootings like the Newtown, Conn., massacre, school leaders are taking tougher approaches.

3/7/2013

The legislative proposal relies on $200 million in PERS reform. If that doesn't happen or is held up in court, Hillsboro will slash another $3.7 million from next school year's budget, said Adam Stewart, chief financial officer.

3/7/2013

The school board listened to a number of concerned parents and North Braddock community members who don’t want to see the students have to be bussed out of the area to attend other schools.

3/7/2013

Not long ago, kids could get in trouble for using their cellphones during class. Today, some middle- and high-school teachers encourage it -- as long as students are using the devices for classwork.

3/7/2013

The Christie administration will roll out its long-awaited regulations for teacher evaluations today, including outlines for how student achievement will be used in grading teachers and principals, starting next school year.

3/7/2013

Southeast Polk and Bondurant-Farrar school districts maintained graduation numbers well above the state average in 2012, according to figures released by the Iowa Department of Education last week.

3/7/2013

Tablets are reinventing how students access and interact with educational material, and how teachers assess and monitor students’ performance at a time when many schools are understaffed and many classrooms overcrowded.

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