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Pinellas Co. superintendent seeks to change tech chief's job description

Technology has been an area of concern for the Florida district, and Superintendent Mike Grego says he wants to see the IT department connect to the needs of schools.

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Albuquerque superintendent suspended for tweets

Discipline is in response to tweets Winston Brooks exchanged with a TV reporter in which the superintendent likened state Public Education Department chief Hanna Skandera to barnyard animals.

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Schools experiment with extending schedules

The combination of before- and after-school offerings gives Angevine's 600 students the option to spend eight hours at school, for an extended day that school leaders hope will lead to higher achievement and more student engagement.

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Playing video games collaboratively, competitively can boost learning: Study

While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.

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School choice plays growing role in Charlotte’s education scene, panel says

All of them, along with Bill Anderson of the nonprofit advocacy group MeckEd, agreed that families want high-quality choices for their children. But they voiced different views on the benefits and drawbacks of North Carolina’s options.

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Fighting to end Tucson 'ban' on books, Latino activist wins

The books had been removed -- "banned" in the eyes of Latino activists -- thanks to a conservative backlash against ethnic studies and the Tucson district’s Mexican American studies program.

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Report: Alaska not doing well in reading, math in classroom

New data released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card, show that Alaska is progressing at a much slower pace than most of the nation in both reading and math.

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Schools ease up on head lice policies, bugging some parents

Some school nurses are no longer sending home the dreaded "lice note" to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice in their own child's precious locks. The policy shift is designed to help keep children from missing class, shield children with lice from embarrassment and protect their privacy.

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States are starting to test teachers

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research group, finds that most states now demand that student achievement should be a significant factor in teacher evaluations (see chart). Only Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas and Vermont have no formal policy.

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On early learning, Maine foolishly rejects a winning investment strategy

It’s discouraging the state would pass up an opportunity to invest in its youngest residents at an age when the return on investment is highest.

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