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Early look at school grades shows up and downs as Florida pivots to a new system

Tampa Bay area schools saw a variety of results in their state grades delivered to districts, with many showing improvement and several dropping a level. Superintendents across Florida have called for a three-year transition period to the new accountability system, with no penalties assessed during that period.

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Group analyzes Minnesota city's school suspensions

A Saint Paul School District group, Solutions in Action, was formed to look at why black students are suspended more than others. The answers as to "why" ranged from lack of respect for black students, racial tension in the classroom between students and lack of teachers of color.

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Philadelphia school district trimming hundreds of jobs through layoffs

More than 300 pink slips are going out in the Philadelphia School District. The layoffs are reportedly not related to the cigarette tax standoff in the capital but rather are the result of principals preparing budgets at their respective schools.

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Massachusetts' district brings in BeSafe Technologies

BeSafe Technologies has been awarded a contract with the Attleboro School Department to secure its eleven school sites. The agreement provides for the installation and training necessary to provide a computerized floor plan and emergency response information system that can be kept updated on demand, as often as needed, as school layouts and information change.

The untapped potential of teacher networks

While there are certainly simpler ways to network teachers, investing in the infrastructure to build network organizations has the potential to move the profession, and with it, the quality of teaching and learning everywhere.

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New superintendent named in Missouri's Seneca district

The School Board announced that Jim Cummins, Crowder College’s vice president of finance, has been selected as the Seneca School District’s new superintendent.

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Superintendent Adele Bovard to transfer to city leadership in New York

After leading the Webster schools for eight years, Superintendent Adele Bovard will step down and take a new job with the district in Rochester. Bovard will become Rochester's deputy superintendent for administration.

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Discovery Education expands services with Texas district

Burkburnett Independent School District is deepening its nine-year partnership with Discovery Education. The district is expanding access to Discovery Education’s digital content for all students in the coming school year and launching a new comprehensive professional development program.

High school students can't be charged for college credit courses in Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin System cannot charge high school students taking courses offered in their schools for college credit, known as concurrent enrollment classes, the state’s attorney general says.

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More money for Arkansas school construction

An additional $2.3 million has been approved for public school construction and renovation projects in Arkansas. The funding is being released after learning of an error by the Pulaski County assessor's office that affected 246 projects in 120 school districts statewide.

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