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Judge orders Hoover board to file previous integration status reports

A federal judge has ordered the Alabama district's school system to produce reports giving status updates for integration in Hoover City Schools. That order requires numerous systems in Jefferson County to file annual reports with the court detailing things such as the racial demographics at each school and each class in the schools.

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California district names Carrie Andrews as superintendent

Carrie Andrews, acting superintendent for the Cambrian School District, has been chosen to lead the district's five schools as its new superintendent. She came to Cambrian after working for the Campbell Union School District for six years.

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Pa. district approves bond refinancing for vo-tech with $1 million savings

The Middletown Area School Board approved a bond refinancing proposal that could save Dauphin County Technical School around $1 million. The district could see lower tuition payments to the tech school in the near future.

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Indiana court considers school bus fees

Indiana Supreme Court justices quizzed lawyers in a case over school busing fees about the limit of the state's constitutional guarantee of a free public education. What the court decides could have broad consequences for cash-strapped school districts throughout the state, as they look for additional funding.

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Pittsburgh school superintendent pushes for funding changes

The Pennsylvania city's Superintendent Linda Lane told the Basic Education Funding Commission that she favors a formula that considers enrollment, equity and student populations that require more resources, such as homeless students, English language learners or those with mental health needs.

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Gun bill could rekindle school safety debate in Florida

After the issue drew heavy debate during the 2014 legislative session, a House Republican is bringing back a proposal that could lead to some public school employees or volunteers carrying guns on campus.

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Judge invalidates part of Alaska's school funding mechanism

A Superior Court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska's requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide.

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Researchomatic adds thousands of topics to its history category

With the addition of 15,000 topics, Researchomatic has expanded its database to include history subjects in the sub-categories of African-American studies, American history, East-European history and Latin American studies.

Three new apps released by Blake eLearning

Blake eLearning have released three new math apps designed to teach essential early numeracy skills to K2 students. Aligned to the Common Core Standards, the Mathseeds apps include activities designed to build math and problem solving skills.

Achieve debuts standards sample tasks

Achieve released Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for middle and high school grades. These sample tasks provide examples of how content and practices from both the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics can be assessed together in classrooms.