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School districts dive into cooperative commerce

National and regional cooperative purchasing groups have long offered districts cost savings through pre-negotiated vendor contracts for commodities like office supplies. But co-ops are expanding their reach, enabling districts to save on construction as well as facilities’ products and services.

Minnesota district picks Klint Willert

Klint Willert has come on board as Brainerd School District's superintendent. He comes from Marshall Public Schools, where he served in the same post. Willert replaces Superintendent Steve Razidlo, who accepted a position as superintendent at The American International School in Vienna, Austria.

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Cosimo Tangorra Jr. to take on N.Y. state deputy commissioner position

The Central Valley School Board will be looking for a new school superintendent one year after the district merged. Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra Jr. has resigned to accept the position of state deputy commissioner for the Office of Pre-K-12 education.

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Philip Hickman chosen as Mississippi district superintendent

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees selected Philip Hickman as its superintendent of schools. He comes to Columbus from Houston, Texas, where he served as an assistant superintendent in the country's seventh-largest school district.

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Two new PA Series projectors added by NEC Display Solutions

NEC Display Solutions of America has incorporated two new PA Series projectors, the PA672W and PA722X. With built-in HDBaseT connectivity technology, PA Series projectors run uncompressed full-HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, power and various other controls through one cable.

Califone launches 901 Wireless Headphone

Califone International has released its new 901 Wireless Headphone. The rechargeable headphone and separate 3.5 mm transmitter connect students to listening activities on computers, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices.

Charter school battle erodes middle ground

Education reform has turned into such a bitter battleground, it’s easy to forget it was forged over a search for common ground: the best way to teach children and maximize their learning potential.

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Teacher-backed bonus plan begins in Tennessee school system

The 7,000-student Kingsport City school system, which abandoned traditional pay scales in favor of a merit-based system, will implement a teacher-designed overhaul to teacher compensation in the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Hispanic population driving growth in student enrollment in Kansas

A new study by the Kansas Association of School Boards predicts that within five years as many as 25,000 additional students will be enrolled in Kansas public schools, pushing total enrollment above 500,000 for the first time since 1970.

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New magnet school for the arts to open in Massachusetts

Springfield Conservatory for the Arts, a new city-run magnet school focusing on the performing and visual arts, will make its debut this fall with 120 students making up its original cast. Starting with grades six through nine, the school will add a new grade over the next four years to reach twelfth grade.

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