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Survey expands on what veteran teachers think

Overall, teachers do not believe that Common Core Standards are having a positive impact on student learning, according to a new teacher survey. Long-time teachers believe that students should also be learning outside of school.

Learning Links Foundation and ISTE partner to promote digital learning

Learning Links Foundation (LLF) entered into an education collaboration with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). ISTE and LLF will connect with professional learning networks, educators, student-teachers and vendors to offer learning experiences based on local needs and requirements.

Vicki Engbrecht named next superintendent for Calif. district

Vicki Engbrecht will officially take over as superintendent in February 2015. The 38-year William S. Hart Union High School District employee will take over following the retirement of current Superintendent Rob Challinor.

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Superintendent of Washington's fourth-largest school district resigns

Edward Lee Vargas is stepping down as Kent School District's superintendent to accept a position with a national educational nonprofit organization. He will begin his transition over the next few months.

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Monty Tech superintendent job in Mass. accepted by Sheila Harrity

Sheila M. Harrity, the principal of Worcester Technical High School, is the new superintendent of the Fitchburg-based Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School District.

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Judge requested to weigh in on teacher evaluation dispute in Baltimore

The Baltimore school system is asking a judge to settle a dispute with the union over changes to teacher evaluations. The Baltimore Teachers Union in June filed a class action grievance against the school system over changes to the evaluation system that affect teacher ratings and pay.

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School board turns down proposed merger to become Wis. largest high school

West Bend could’ve been home to the state’s largest high school, but the community and the school board have voted against the proposal. For about 45 years, West Bend East and West Bend West high schools have operated separately out of the same building.

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Philadelphia schools cancel teachers union contract

In a surprise move, the commission that governs the financially troubled Philadelphia public school system canceled the teachers union contract and decided educators must contribute to their health insurance for the first time to free up money for classrooms.

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The Business of: Visitor Management Systems

School visitors are no longer just writing their names in a notebook when they sign in. Districts are now scanning fingerprints and eyes to check if a visitor or contractor has a criminal record. The new methods not only provide background checks, but can also track how many times someone has visited a school.

Ohio school system selects Infinite Campus for SIS services

Mayfield City Schools chose Infinite Campus and the Campus Process Consulting service to conduct data analysis and review best practices for the district's new student information system (SIS).