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Administrators must rise above Common Core controversy

As widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards moves ever closer, the initiative is coming under attack from both the left and right. But school district leaders must ignore the politics and focus on the practical realities of implementation.

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Schools take the boring out of long bus rides

Innovations ranging from on-board music to digital mapping and alternative fuels are making long bus rides better experiences for students while also helping districts make transportation more efficient.

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Onondaga Central Schools (N.Y.) hires new superintendent

The Onondaga Central School District has hired Robin L. Price, a principal in the Oneida City School District, as its new superintendent.

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Hacienda La Puente USD picks Parulan-Colfer as new superintendent

Largest school district in California's San Gabriel Valley promotes Interim Superintendent Cynthia Parulan-Colfer to top spot.

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Shenandoah Co. Public Schools (Va.) selects Jeremy Raley as superintendent

Jeremy Raley, currently the district's assistant superintendent of administration and finance, begins his new job on Nov. 1.

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Princeton Public Schools appoints Stephen Cochrane as new superintendent

After serving in a wide variety of educational positions, from university admissions to elementary classroom teaching, Stephen Cochrane says he's returning to the town where he found the inspiration for his career.

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Buffalo schools’ lost savings blamed on administrators’ job protections

One of the reasons the reorganization of the Buffalo Public Schools administration ended up costing taxpayers $1.6 million instead of saving $2 million is that many longtime administrators were protected.

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Columbus City Schools’ hiring, training plans uncertain

Columbus City Schools’ proposed property-tax levy dedicates $8.5 million a year to “recruit, retain and train high-quality teachers and principals,” but officials have no detailed plan for how that money would be spent.

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Embattled charter chain fights to add schools in Florida

Orange County and other school districts are making persistent efforts to enforce local standards amid charter-friendly changes to the law by the Legislature.

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Study finds recession hit Camden, N.J. schools worst in state

A study of New Jersey school district finances before and after the recession found that Camden's schools were financially hit the hardest by the market collapse.

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