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Science Channel and Discovery Education launch STEM initiative

The Support Our Science initiative will offer a combination of digital content, customized educator support and professional development, student engagement activities, Science Channel content and hands-on digital tools and resources to help educators build students' STEM skills and knowledge.

Schoology selected by Delaware to power blended learning initiative

The Delaware Department of Education has selected Schoology’s Learning Management System to power online and blended learning across the entire state in addition to professional development to help teachers implement blended learning.

Ohio superintendent to to get top position for Hamilton City

Northwestern Local Schools Superintendent Tony Orr will leave his position of seven years to take the superintendent position for the Hamilton City School District.

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Superintendent to leave Missoula County Public Schools

Alex Apostle made the surprise announcement after accepting a job as superintendent of Shelton Public Schools in Shelton, Washington. He will continue to serve as superintendent of the Montana school system for the duration of the current school year.

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Illinois district chooses Margaret Clauson

The Skokie School District 69 school board has tapped Margaret Clauson, the assistant superintendent at Wilmette School District 39, to fill its superintendent position when Quintin Shepherd leaves for a new job at an Iowa school district.

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California district using Bomgar's remote support for its 48 schools

Lodi USD is using the Bomgar Remote Support solution to provide tech support to its 3,000 employees and to comply with federal laws that protects the privacy of student education records.

Trenton School Board approves budget eliminating 226 positions

The New Jersey city's school board approved a $297 million budget for next school year that calls for eliminating 226 positions and closing a school. The cuts to staff positions were made to help close a $17.3 million budget gap for the 2015-16 school year.

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Georgia committee approves school takeover bill

The House Education Committee passed Gov. Nathan Deal’s two bills to empower the state to seize control of schools deemed to be chronically failing. The state would be able remove principals, transfer teachers, change what students are learning and control the schools’ budgets.

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Senate committee agrees to guns on public school campuses

Florida's Senate Criminal Justice Committee passed a bill to allow school district superintendents and principals to appoint teachers and school employees to carry a concealed weapon on public school campuses. School safety designees could include active-duty military members, military veterans, and active or retired law enforcement officers.

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Suspending students for marijuana could lead to more drug use, study finds

Suspending students who use drugs may not be the most effective method for schools to curb youngsters' marijuana use. A new study found that zero-tolerance drug policies increased the likelihood that students who had been disciplined for marijuana use would use again. It also made their classmates more likely to do so.

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