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2/27/2013

2/27/2013
There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday.
2/27/2013
McGraw-Hill Education today announced the appointment of Stephen Laster as the company's chief digital officer. Laster will lead the company's digital initiatives, including creating compelling digital learning experiences for students and inspiring creative innovation across all aspects of the organization.
2/27/2013
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson announced the appointment of Roger Bourgeois as Assistant Superintendent for Technical/Vocational Network. Bourgeois, who currently serves as Superintendent of Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Hathorne, will direct the district’s efforts to expand and enhance technical and vocational opportunities.
2/27/2013
Georgia Dept. of Education
Atlanta, Ga.
2/27/2013
After several recent incidents, the school board moves to equip all schools with security cameras and panic buttons, among other measures.
2/27/2013
The Baltimore school system will begin monitoring the administration of the High School Assessments this year, expanding on a measure that began in 2011 after a series of cheating scandals in the district's elementary and middle schools.
2/27/2013
Public school districts are mobilizing to show that "school choice" is more than private-school vouchers and charter school startups.
2/27/2013
This April marks the 30th anniversary of the controversial Reagan-era report “A Nation at Risk”—and little has changed since.
2/27/2013
The number of Colorado students taking Advanced Placement exams is increasing, and so are their scores, thanks in part to three Pikes Peak region high schools with a new emphasis on the tests, according to a recent report.
2/27/2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced a full day of kindergarten will be guaranteed for all students.
2/27/2013
The Chinese language program for Arlington Heights School District 25 elementary school students, started in 2009, is being eliminated.
2/27/2013
Perth Amboy Public Schools
Perth Amboy, N.J.
2/27/2013
As legislators convene in Salem, they're taking the first steps toward achieving Oregon's bold education goal.
2/27/2013
The Julliard School
New York, N.Y.
2/27/2013
Deputy superintendent Ann Blakeney Clark of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Schools and Harriet R. MacLean, Principal of James B. Davidson Middle School, San Rafael, Calif., today received the American Association of School Administrators’ 2013 Women in School Leadership Award.

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