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Utah lawmaker: all school board elections should be partisan

A proposed bill by a Utah senator would not only make state school board elections partisan, it would also extend the partisan system to boards for local school districts.

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Iowa House approves school funding

State funding of Iowa’s K12 schools would increase a total of 3.7 percent over the next two fiscal years under a bill passed largely along party lines in the Iowa House.

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Pinellas School Board calls on state to fix testing system

Florida's system for testing students, grading schools and evaluating teachers is broken and state officials need to fix it, the district's school board says. The action made Pinellas one of many across Florida to formally call on lawmakers and education officials to overhaul the system.

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Georgia governor creates commission to review school funding

The new Education Reform Commission will suggest changes to the school funding formula for distributing state tax proceeds to 180 local school districts. The formula dates to the 1980s and the state has been under funding it for over a decade.

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More districts are monitoring students’ social media activity or contracting with third parties to spot posts in which students threaten others or themselves. DA would like to interview administrators and experts about the effectiveness and challenges of monitoring social media. To be a source, please follow the link to contact us.

Wisconsin district looking to limit special education open enrollment

The Onalaska School District is looking to do something new this year by putting a limit on the number of special education students that can open enroll in Onalaska. Superintendent Fran Finco said the school has to maintain a balanced student-to-teacher ratio to offer the students quality education and attention.

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Kentucky district asks legislature to change superintendent search law

The Fayette County school board passed a resolution asking the state legislature to change a state law governing the makeup of screening committees for superintendent searches. Specifically, the board is asking that a high school student and a member of the Equity Council, in districts where there is one, could be named to a search committee.

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Teachers’ union opposes New Haven proposed public-charter school plan

In anticipation of further deliberation by the New Haven Board of Education, the head of the teacher’s union and the Connecticut city's public school teachers are voicing strong opposition to a proposed charter school and partnership involving city schools.

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New education partnership launched by THINK Together and Principal's Exchange

THINK Together and Principal's Exchange are joining forces to tackle the issue of education equity and instructional improvement, particularly in districts with large populations of at-risk students.

Rex Mayfield set to retire as superintendent

After more than 34 years as an educator in Alabama's Russellville City School System, Superintendent Rex Mayfield will retire before the new school year begins in August.

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