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Compass Learning releases new software suite

Compass Learning is launching a new suite of solutions focused on blended learning, intervention and credit recovery. Simultaneous to the release of the new Pathblazer, Hybridge and Gradbound software offerings, Compass Learning is also launching new professional development offerings including its Leveraging Data course.

AVfusion taps into new use for security IP cameras

IPVideo Corporation introduced an key audio/video recording, editing and streaming solution that uses select Panasonic and Axis IP security cameras. AVfusion can be used for capturing lectures, training sessions, student presentations and interviews.

Superintendent chosen to jointly lead Massachusetts district

The Somerset Berkley Regional School Committee and Somerset School Committee approved Jeffrey Schoonover as the new superintendent for both the pre-K8 school district and the regional school district.

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Craig Barringer becomes new superintendent for Montana district

Amid a backdrop of shrinking budgets and fewer students, Craig Barringer became the Libby School District’s new superintendent. Barringer, currently the superintendent for Conrad School District, replaces K.W. Maki, who held the position for 16 years and announced his retirement last October.

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Scenario Learning announces new partner for online safety training

Scenario Learning and the Florida School Boards Insurance Trust (FSBIT) are partnering to bring the SafeSchools Online Staff Training System to FSBIT member districts. Using the online system, administrators can track training, monitor progress, download compliance reports and view certificates of completion.

A new STEM Lab from edustation simulates flight for students

edustation introduced a STEM Lab that combines a math and science curriculum with a simulation lab. Designed for middle and high school students, the edustation Flight Simulators are used to fly the flight plans designed by the students and test the principles and predicted outcomes in accurate flight simulation.

Conn. law to combat fatal heart attacks among high school athletes

Connecticut lawmakers recently passed a new law aimed at preventing the deaths of teenage athletes who may have undiagnosed and potentially fatal heart ailments. It will set new training standards for high school coaches, and require parents of student athletes to be educated about the risks to their children.

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Nearly one in five high school seniors smoke, study finds

Almost 1 in 5 (18 percent) of high school seniors smoke waterpipes, or hookahs, according to a new study from New York University researchers. The study found that students with more educated parents or higher personal income are at high risk for use.

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Mount Vernon hires Kenneth Hamilton as superintendent

The Mount Vernon Board of Education has chosen a longtime New Jersey school administrator as the city's next superintendent. Kenneth Hamilton, currently the superintendent for Monroe Township, will replace interim Superintendent Judith Johnson.

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Michigan school chief promises to get tough with charter authorizers

State school Superintendent Mike Flanagan announced he is giving notice to Michigan’s charter school authorizers that he will be exercising his statutory authority to prevent them from granting new charters if authorizers’ performance does not measure up.

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