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Wash. district's board picks in-house candidate for superintendent

Yakima Deputy Superintendent Jack Irion has been picked by the district’s school board to be its next leader. Irion will take over for retiring Superintendent Elaine Beraza in July.

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Maine district's leader takes new superintendent position

After five years at the helm of the rural 11-town Regional School Unit 3, Superintendent Heather Perry will be heading south this summer to lead the Gorham School District.

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Katonah-Lewisboro board names superintendent

The New York district's school board selected Andrew Selesnick as its next superintendent. He has served the Chappaqua school district for 23 years, most recently as assistant superintendent for leadership development and human resources.

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Local school boards in Pennsylvania have impossible budgeting task

Rather than address issues such as skyrocketing pension costs, the Pennsylvania Legislature sits back while local school boards grapple with the uncertainties of state aid. It wastes a tremendous amount of administrative time preparing budgets that are not realistic until the state budget is adopted.

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When a school gets a bad report card

More than a dozen states now grade their public schools using the traditional A through F system. North Carolina is the latest to try it, and most of its high-poverty schools received D's and F's from the state education agency last week.

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House GOP budget plan calls for school spending boost

Indiana’s public schools would see a $469 million increase in funding in the new two-year state budget under a proposal released by majority House Republicans that also includes an additional $40 million in grants for charter schools.

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Several thousand Florida high school students will learn CPR in school

A group of Tampa students were the first of about 3,000 Hillsborough County freshmen to try out new hands-only CPR training kits, which the American Heart Association and St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine are providing to eight county high schools.

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Overhauled New York City public school discipline code to cost $5 million

The money, which is included in the current city budget, will pay for training in conflict resolution for school staff and other aspects of the sweeping changes to student discipline procedures.

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'Grassroots' Florida school board association founded

Dissatisfied with the Florida School Board Association, Collier school board member Erika Donalds and three others launched a new school board group that supports school choice options, including charter school and local control of education issues.

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Oklahoma tribe launches student mentoring program

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe is partnering with Strive for College to sponsor a pilot program that helps tribal high school students gain access to college. Strive for College matches qualifying high school students with undergraduate students who virtually mentor them.