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6/26/2013

6/26/2013
The Midland Park (N.J.) schools Board of Education named Eurico Antunes to the district’s new position of technology and data coordinator. According to schools Superintendent Dr. Marie C. Cirasella, the position was created to meet the increasing demands the state has put on school districts for data reporting.

6/25/2013

6/25/2013
Increasingly, states are giving students the right to decide whether they want to dissect animals. Eleven states now have dissection choice laws enabling students to decide whether they want to dissect a frog or fetal pig.
6/25/2013
The doors are not yet open for students in the unaccredited Kansas City school district to transfer to neighboring accredited districts.
6/25/2013
As school districts rush to adopt learning-management systems, some privacy advocates warn that educators may be embracing the bells and whistles before mastering fundamentals like data security and privacy.
6/25/2013
Students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort by educators, researchers and businesses to kindle innovation in children well before they enter the workforce.
6/25/2013
Microsoft is launching a “Bing for Schools” program that is tailored for K-12 students by “removing all advertisements from search results, enhancing privacy protections and the filtering of adult content.”
6/25/2013
Finding funding for education is not easy for many school districts, but Campbell County has come up with an interesting way to make some cash. All 12 of Campbell County schools now have 50-kilowatt solar system installed on the roof of the buildings.
6/25/2013
Chicago school district also working on plans to expand its Safe Passage Program to the welcoming schools where students from closed schools will be moved.
6/25/2013
Out-of-school suspensions are on the rise across the country, a troubling statistic when you consider being suspended just once ups a student's chances of dropping out entirely. That's why many districts are hoping to keep kids in school by trying an alternative to suspension.
6/25/2013
Within 16 hours, Paw Paw Superintendent Mark Bielang got a new job and a new grandchild.
6/25/2013
For city school kids, it’ll soon be reading, ’rithing and ’rithmetic. The Department of Education is searching for dentists to set up clinics inside public schools — where even extractions would take place.
6/25/2013
The district's largest shedding of jobs in decades is wiping out entire categories, including school secretaries and noontime aides, and nearly every assistant principal.
6/25/2013
The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board voted unanimously at a special meeting to appoint Kevin George as the new superintendent. George will be in charge of the more than 6,000-student school district.
6/25/2013
After an extensive search which included more than 45 candidates, the Orange City School District has hired Dr. Edwin S. Holland as its new superintendent.
6/25/2013
It wasn't so long ago that David Hutchinson spent a month sleeping under a bridge while his wife and young daughter spent their nights at a domestic violence shelter. But this wasn't a case of domestic violence. The couple simply had no choice.

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