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At 65, Hillsborough schools chief has no plans to retire

Unlike many large school districts, Hillsborough has a history of longevity in its leadership. The superintendent's position is a prime example—MaryEllen Elia signed her contract in 2005.

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Pennsylvania governor expected to ask for more education money

Gov. Tom Corbett could call for at least $100 million more for public schools and $20 million more for special education on top of the extra $10 million he has already said he wants for preschool in 2014-15.

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At some schools, snow day is no day offline

With the Chicago area hit with one of the snowiest and coldest winters on record, prompting multiple days of school closures, many teachers and students improvised classes on the nonattendance days, uploading digital lessons and holding virtual classroom discussions.

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Fight over effective teachers shifts to courtroom

They have tried and failed to loosen tenure rules for teachers in contract talks and state legislatures. So now, a group of rising stars in the movement to overhaul education employment has gone to court.

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Michigan governor to propose $322M funding boost for K-12 education

Gov. Rick Snyder’s state budget will propose a $322 million boost in K-12 school spending. He will call for $11.7 billion in spending for 2014-15—that’s a 2.8 increase, but only about one-fifth of the increase represents extra money for classrooms.

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Florida lawmakers to consider banning biometrics in schools

State lawmakers will take up a proposal today that would prohibit school districts from collecting biometric information, including the characteristics of fingerprints, hands, eyes and the voice.

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Responsive Classroom course to be offered in 26 locations

Responsive Classroom professional development will also be provided at hundreds of on-site trainings in schools and districts across the country.

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Alert Solutions launches new School Announcement 4.0

Version 4.0 offers users new features including a comprehensive mobile command center, social media integration and a weather tool for severe weather monitoring.

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Sochi Winter Olympic Games become a teachable moment with new resources on Pearson’s Online Learning Exchange community platform

From alpine skiing to snowboarding the Sport Activity Packs comes with an overview and history of the sport, project-based lesson plans, and plenty of free resources to engage students.

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Kids Read Now puts summer reading slide in national spotlight

Kids Read Now Executive Director Barbara Lurie will join the education field’s most energetic and innovative leaders from all backgrounds of the learning landscape to lead a panel discussion on the “summer reading slide” at SXSWedu Conference & Festival.

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