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Iowa House passes school radon bill with no testing

Recent legislation mandating schools test for radon gas was amended to strip provisions that would require schools to perform a short-term test for radon gas at each school by June 30, 2025, and at least once every 10 years thereafter.

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Ill. Board of Education shows majority of districts are deficit spending

The financial profile data shown in the Illinois State Board of Education's 2014 financial watch list shows that 532 school districts, almost 62 percent of the state's total, are deficit spending. The board has submitted a proposal to state lawmakers to increase school funding next year by more than $1 billion.

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Edgenuity unveils supplemental learning program Edgenuity Mypath

Edgenuity has launched Edgenuity MyPath, a new program that provides students in grades 6-12 with supplemental instruction in mathematics and reading customized to their skill and comprehension level. The offering, available for the 2014-2015 school year, can be used for remediation, grade-level support or enrichment through “Individualized Learning Paths.”

Texthelp introduces Highlighting Tools free Google add-on

As part of Google’s new Add-On area for Google Docs and Sheets, Texthelp has introduced its Highlighting Tools free add-on, designed to enable educators in schools and universities to help their students identify and group key facts together, collect words to learn and undertake further research.

New "Math Is Awe-Sum" digital tools from PBS

PBS’ media-on-demand service for educators, PBS LearningMedia, announced a new "Math Is Awe-Sum” campaign designed to empower educators teaching math in pre-K12 classrooms with new digital resources and professional development tools.

New Mexico municipal superintendent heading to Texas

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers will be leaving the district at the end of the current school year to take over as the new superintendent at Texas' Crockett Independent School District as of July 1.

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Renovations begin on Chicago academy's new career training rooms

Chicago Vocational Career Academy has begun renovations to create new career-focused classrooms. The completed project, which is being funded by state capital dollars and delivered in 2 phases, will prepare students for jobs in a variety of industries, including horticulture, carpentry, culinary services and healthcare.

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Colorado district taps Englewood for new superintendent

Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has chosen a new superintendent. The D-38 board voted unanimously to hire Karen Brofft, assistant superintendent of Englewood Schools near Denver, for the top job.

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