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11 Michigan charter school authorizers 'at risk' for suspension

More than a quarter of Michigan's charter school authorizers are "at risk" of being suspended, the Michigan Department of Education announced. Department officials said that 11 authorizers may not be allowed to open new schools because of low academic performance and problems with contract transparency.

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California district offers position to Chris Williams

The Paso Robles Joint USD has offered the superintendent position to Chris Williams, an assistant superintendent of human resources at Central USD in Fresno County.

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Jeff Schuler resigns as Kaneland superintendent

The Illinois district voted to approve Superintendent Jeff Schuler’s resignation. Schuler has accepted an offer to become superintendent for schools in the Wheaton Warrenville School District in the beginning of September.

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Matt Runge takes new position at Illinois district

Warsaw School District Superintendent Matt Runge has accepted a similar position in the Pleasant Plains School District in Illinois. Warsaw's board of education has agreed that high school Principal Bob Gound will be promoted to superintendent.

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NEC DisplayNote software now available in the cloud

NEC Display Solutions of America's NEC DisplayNote Software is now available through the cloud. The tool lets educators, students and professionals present and share content, and collaborate across any device using Windows, IOS and Android operating systems.

Compass Learning curriculum earns University of California certification

Compass Learning's Compass Learning High School curriculum has achieved certification from the University of California (UC) for the 2014–2015 school year. A number of college-preparatory courses have met the criteria established by UC to ensure that students can master rigorous curricula areas required to enter the University’s first-year program.

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Getting dirty is part of a superintedent's job

Alvin Crawley relishes the days he can get a little dirty. Recently, he played kickball with elementary school students, then dusted off his new suit before returning to his office. Crawley might not sound like a typical superintendent, but he is managing a $215 million budget, collaborating with the teachers union, and ensuring students are engaged in their learning.

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Complex care confronts schools

As the number of children with life-threatening allergies, asthma and other chronic medical conditions increases, several large districts have shed nurses because of budget crunches.Still, districts nationwide are pursuing a range of solutions to these mounting health care challenges.

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Product Focus: Promoting creativity with science lab equipment

Technology is revolutionizing the study of science. New lab products allow more engaging and safer experiments. Following the BYOD and 1-to-1 trend, many of these products come with mobile apps so students can take their inquiries outside the classroom and analyze data in the field.

New screen cleaning solution from WHOOSH!

WHOOSH! has released a new, non-toxic Screen Shine solution for tablet and computer screens that also forms a protective layer to resist dirt build-up, smudges and fingerprints.

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