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Superintendent Ernie Fowler takes new Illinois job

After seven years with the district, Sangamon Valley Superintendent Ernie Fowler will be leaving at the end of June to take a new position in Nashville. Nashville is a high school district, with seven elementary schools, public and private, that serve as feeder schools from independent districts surrounding Nashville in Illinois.

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New superintendent chosen for Ohio school district

Thomas Bratten has accepted the job as the new Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools superintendent. He served as superintendent of Salem City Schools from 2009 to 2014.

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Barnstable superintendent offered Lexington job

The Massachusetts school district offered Mary Czajkowski the superintendent of schools position in Lexington. She has been the Barnstable superintendent of schools since August of 2011.

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Grant brings MIND Research Institute's math program to 19 Pa. schools

Hyundai Motor America and MIND Research Institute are giving a grant to expand a math program in Philadelphia public schools. The grant brings MIND’s ST Math software program to 6,300 students and 280 teachers at 19 campuses in the School District of Philadelphia this school year.

Fast food could make children perform worse in school

A new study shows that children who regularly eat fast food don’t perform as well as their fellow students in school. Among those who ate fast food on a daily basis, the average science score was 79, as compared with 83 for those who never ate fast food. Similar results were discovered for reading and math.

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State-run school district riles community with school takeover

The state-run Achievement School District (ASD) is tasked with improving the Tennessee's lowest performing schools. This month, rather than selecting Nashville's lowest performing, longest struggling school, the ASD has instead selected a Madison middle school that, ironically, outperforms the ASD.

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57 Michigan school districts in deficit, state says

The number of school districts and charter schools operating at a deficit increased during the past fiscal year from 52 to 57 and included Michigan’s state-run district for failing schools.

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Oklahoma considering stronger requirements for school instructional time

An Oregon Department of Education hearing discussED revising instructional time requirements, addressing an issue that arose when some Portland Public Schools parents accused the district of violating state law. The proposed changes address many aspects of the law, including what counts as instructional time and student enrollment in classes.

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Alabama lawmakers to bring up charter school bill in 2015

Alabama is one of eight states that do not allow charter schools, and some legislators want to change that. Several Republican lawmakers said they will make another push to establish charter schools in Alabama, at least on a limited basis.

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Overpopulated N.C. schools spur study, forums for redistricting

An agreement between the board of education and Onslow County Board of Commissioners compels school leaders to pursue alternative solutions to enrollment growth before building new schools. The school system is studying reassignment to mitigate years of growth in Jacksonville and Richlands.

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