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Delaware district selects David Perrington as next superintendent

The Seaford School District board of education approved the selection of David Perrington as the district’s next superintendent. He was most recently the assistant superintendent of the Caesar Rodney School District in Delaware.

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Superintendent resigns to become Oklahoma executive director

Sherry Labyer will resign as the Duncan school superintendent to accept a position as the executive director of the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability under the secretary of education. Labyer will oversee the state education system’s demographics, the report cards on school performance and teacher certification.

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BenchPrep chosen by Louisiana school district

Lafayette Parish School System has selected BenchPrep to provide digital courses for college readiness and ACT preparation for the 2014-2015 school year. The online program will launch in August 2014 and will be offered to all high school juniors in the district.

New York state selects HP for PC initiative

HP signed a two-year contract for five out of six categories in the New York State (NYS) Aggregate PC Initiative. As part of the Initiative, HP will be the first-choice provider for nearly 65,000 desktops and 27,000 notebooks for all state agencies.

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Be a source for our story: School-to-prison pipeline

District Administration wants to talk to superintendents and other district leaders who have found zero-tolerance discipline policies to be ineffective and replaced them with innovative ways to correct behavior and guarantee security. To participate in the story, please follow the link to contact us.

Speed camera bill for school zones signed in New York

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation allowing Nassau and Suffolk counties to place speed cameras in school zones as they seek to boost safety and revenue.

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Michigan committee backs building proposals totaling $80 million

A committee is recommending Mattawan Consolidated Schools put two bond proposals on the ballot. The first proposal would seek $59 to $62 million for new construction while the second would ask for $16 to $18 million for repairs and upgrades in the middle and high school, including new technology, as well as the purchase of new school buses.

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Why is bilingual education better?

From a research perspective, bilingual is better. From the perspective of an educator, dual language programs view language as a resource that benefits students learning English. States should be in the business of adding to children’s linguistic toolkit and not asking them to leave their best tool at home.

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New Massachusetts school tests need cost estimates

There are a lot of questions to be answered before school districts and the state can expect to effectively implement the new PARCC tests across the state. Until the Department of Education can firm up a cost estimate for these testing changes, lawmakers should indeed put this project on hold.

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Washington district no longer allowing kids to bring in birthday treats

Edmonds School District recently banned edible treats in classroom parties, limiting them to three classroom celebrations per year. The district cited unhealthy eating with the frequency of parties and parents' possible economic hardships as reasons, instead encouraging non-food treats and favors.

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