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K12 and workforce experts to leverage big data to offer labor market insight

Connect!, Graduation Alliance's centralized career exploration and education planning platform, supports early identification of individualized skills and interests to best align academic and career pursuits. For users of the platform, the Burning Glass partnership adds in embedded, real-time, labor market insights, such as salaries, occupational outlook, and market forecast information.

High-speed internet connects STEM-focused charter school system

Time Warner Cable Business Class will provide fiber internet and managed security services to 46 Harmony Public Schools campuses along with the HPS Central Office, all located in Texas.

Aldermen's resolution seeks no new charters this school year

Nearly all Chicago aldermen are hoping that no new charter schools open this school year, according to a resolution introduced in the Committee on Education and Child Development.

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School requires cheerleaders to cover up if wearing short skirts

An Idaho high school is requiring its cheerleaders to wear leggings or sweatpants under their uniforms after finding the short skirts were not suited for stairs or sitting without exposing the buttocks of teen girls. A long-standing policy in the district’s dress codes requires skirts no shorter than mid-thigh but that had not been strictly applied to cheerleaders in past.

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Massachusetts school officials open to drug screening proposal

Associations representing school officials sounded cautiously supportive of a bill that would require screenings for drug addiction in school. But they said there are still details that must be worked out – for example, how to protect student confidentiality.

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School board selects new superintendent for N.Y. district

The Bradford Board of Education appointed John Marshall, currently the superintendent of New York's Bolivar-Richburg CSD, as its new superintendent of schools. He replaces Wendy Field, who retired after serving as superintendent for eight years.

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Superintendent of challenged New Jersey district resigns

Trenton public schools' Superintendent Francisco Duran abruptly resigned from one of the state's most beleaguered school districts just weeks into a new school year. Lucy Feria, a Trenton assistant superintendent, will replace Duran, who has been the superintendent since 2012.

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For Florida superintendents, patience wears thin on school testing problems

The state's school superintendents are reconsidering their support for the state's education accountability system amid rising concerns over plans to use last spring's test results for school grades. Many superintendents are displeased with the department's unswerving intention to assign 2015 school grades using what they consider suspect data.

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State to replace troubled Texas district's leadership

Texas' education commissioner will remove the school board and superintendent of the La Marque school district and assign a board of managers to govern the school district. The troubled school district will remain open. The district’s accreditation was revoked because it had consecutive years of either poor academic or financial ratings.

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Magnets lead to ‘separate but unequal’

The emphasis in using the lottery method for Cincinnati Public Schools’ magnets seems to be fairness. If parents really want these magnet programs, why not contain them within a neighborhood school? Everyone would have an equal chance at a quality education.

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