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When school bullies get out of control, do parents share the blame?

After hearing oral arguments this week about bullying students at school, a Somerset County Superior Court judge will decide in a few weeks whether it is the school's fault or if bullies' families share in the blame and the legal liability.

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A California district's freshmen attend a new type of summer school

Napa Valley USD is operating this summer for the first time a math program for incoming freshmen called the Summer College Readiness Academy. Sponsored by UC Davis and the Migrant Education Program, the goal is to prepare students to transition to high school math and meet college and career ready requirements.

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Chicago school board approves more than $1 billion in new borrowing

Plans have been approved to borrow more than $1 billion in an effort to manage an immediate cash crunch and get through the coming budget year for the Chicago school system. The borrowing is on top of an existing line of credit of up to $500 million.

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Parents and educators collaborate to create the adjustable Focus Desk

The Focus Desk uses the height-adjusting FeatherTouch lift mechanism, a silent lift that a child can easily operate without help whenever the urge to stand arises. The adjustable desk also includes dedicated storage areas and foldaway carrel walls for test taking and quiet study.

Connecticut superintendent crosses state to take new position

The Mansfield Board of Education appointed Kelly Lyman as the new superintendent of schools, replacing Fred Baruzzi, who resigned from the position in January. Lyman has been assistant superintendent of Regional School District 15 — serving Southbury and Middlebury since 2011.

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Lorain School Board hires Jeff Graham

The Ohio district named Jeff Graham, currently the top leader in Parma, to replace Tom Tucker as superintendent. Graham, who has 12 years of experience serving as a superintendent, was chosen over David Hall, Lorain City Schools' assistant superintendent.

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John Kronour is new superintendent for Ohio district

The Northeastern Local School District has hired John Kronour as the new superintendent of Clark County’s second-largest school system. He will replace Lou Kramer, who has been hired as the superintendent at nearby London City Schools.

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Follett named as distributor of Findaway's learning tablet

Follett School Solutions is the exclusive preK-12 distributor of Playaway Launchpad, a pre-loaded and secure children’s learning tablet with ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, theme, grade level and age.

Texas school district utilizes D-Link solutions

To enhance security, Joaquin ISD turned to D-Link to install surveillance cameras, networking gear and wireless infrastructure on its three campuses.

Less mineral revenue means less Wyoming education funding

Wyoming lawmakers likely will face tough choices in coming years over how to fund the state's K12 educational system because of falling mineral revenue. In the 2017-18 school year, the state's account for school construction will receive an estimated $137 million in revenue, while spending is projected at more than $510 million.

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