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2/15/2013

2/15/2013

In her new role, Ms. Boyd will provide overall organizational leadership, serve as "second in command" on a daily basis and be responsible for organizational activities and operations.

2/15/2013

The Los Angeles teachers union announced Wednesday night that it has won the right to negotiate a contract for teachers and counselors at a West San Fernando Valley charter school.

2/15/2013

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has donated $1 million to help preserve a Los Angeles Board of Education majority that has pushed for several controversial efforts dealing with teachers — including remaking evaluations and speeding the dismissal process — that are supported by the L.A. mayor and the superintendent.

2/15/2013

NASCAR racer Michael Waltrip will carry a special Sandy Hook School Support Fund paint scheme in the Feb. 24 Daytona 500. The tribute is part of a joint effort of the two-time Daytona 500 champion, Swan Racing, which will supply Waltrip the No. 26 car, and NASCAR to raise awareness and contributions for the fund.

2/15/2013

Parents and school staff said they were shocked by the resignation submitted Feb. 8 by high school Principal James Holland. Holland was hired before the 2011 school year, and expressed excitement at the time about leading the school while it was being renovated and expanded. He did not return phone calls this week seeking comment about his decision to resign June 30.

2/15/2013

Polson (Mont.) Superintendent Linda Reksten says the 42-year-old roof at Polson High School has to be fixed. “There is no other option,” Reksten says, but it will be up to School District 23 voters whether they’ll pay for it. No one else is going to. Ballots seeking a yea-or-nay vote on a nearly $2.5 million debt service bond were mailed out Feb. 5.

2/15/2013

Majority Democrats in the Iowa Senate voted Thursday to approve a 4 percent increase in state aid for K12 public school districts for the fiscal 2015 budget year.

2/15/2013

Kriner Cash is a finalist for the superintendent’s job in New Bedford, Mass., about an hour south of Boston. The school system has a budget of $106 million and 13,000 students, about an eighth of the size of Memphis City Schools, where Cash is presently employed.

2/15/2013

The Beaufort County Board of Education has selected three finalists in its search for a new superintendent: Gloria J. Davis is currently the superintendent of the 9,100-student Decatur Public Schools in Decatur, Ill. Kathryn LeRoy is the director of high school programs for the 125,000-student Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, Fla. Jeffrey Moss is the superintendent of the 9,850-student Lee County Schools in Sanford, N.C.

2/15/2013

A Montana bill that requires parental permission before a child participates in sex education in school is a bad idea and lawmakers should shelve it. Let’s be clear: This is not about ideology; it’s about reality.

2/15/2013

In case you missed it, French President Francois Hollande has proposed eliminating homework in elementary and junior high schools in the name of social justice and equity. The Socialist Party president believes that homework “penalizes children with difficult home situations.” According to President Hollande, “students aren’t on a level playing field when it comes to homework, since some are able to get help from their parents, while other cannot.”

2/15/2013

Legislation to let home schooled students join public school sports teams was defeated today in the Senate Education and Health Committee, where similar bills have failed in previous years.

2/15/2013

Students were evacuated from New Jersey township elementary school this morning after an employee received a bomb threat, Teaneck Patch reported. Police told the site that the threat was emailed to a staff member at Hawthorne Elementary School.

2/15/2013

A school safety task force in St. Charles County, Mo. has identified a series of recommendations to improve security across local campuses. According to Dr. Bernard DuBray, Superintendent of the Fort Zumwalt School District and task force chairman, the meetings proved beneficial and played a crucial role in starting the project off in the right direction.

2/14/2013

2/14/2013

The FETC 2013 conference saw a rise in international attendees from over 30 countries, including a large percentage of attendees traveling from Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Canada. All 50 states were well represented this year, with most in attendance coming from states outside of Florida.

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