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Kent's Lee Vargas named Washington's superintendent of the year

Vargas has served as superintendent of the Kent School District since 2009. KSD has received numerous local, state, national and international awards.

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Westminster School District names new superintendent

Southern California district's board of trustees picks Marian Kim-Phelps, a 23-year educator who has been a principal and teacher.

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Irving ISD chooses superintendent-to-be from a far tinier district

Jose Parra, who helped turn around test scores and graduation rates in a district of 5,000 students, has been tapped to take over a Texas district seven times its size.

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Education commissioner’s emails create flap in Missouri

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro has raised the ire of state teachers unions and some lawmakers after emails show she helped craft language in an anti-teacher-tenure ballot initiative.

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Art makes you smart

For many education advocates, the arts are a panacea: They supposedly increase test scores, generate social responsibility and turn around failing schools. Most of the supporting evidence, though, does little more than establish correlations between exposure to the arts and certain outcomes.

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VINCI and NAESP partner to support principals in early childhood education

NAESP and VINCI recognize the importance of high-quality early learning opportunities for all children and will work together to help build the capacity of principals in PK-3 education to close and ultimately prevent achievement gaps between students from disadvantaged households and their more affluent peers.

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National 4-H Council hosts inaugural national youth summit series

The STEM and healthy living conferences will provide a training ground for students to join together and create action plans to solve the problems facing their communities.

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TabPilot adds screen monitoring and control to Tablet Manager

The screen monitoring feature allows teachers to view thumbnails of multiple student tablets at the same time. It also allows the teacher to select any tablet for a larger view and has the ability to print the screen capture along with the device name and date and time stamp.

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"NAMI Ending the Silence" is a national mental health education program for high school students, based on real-life experiences

Free 50-minute presentations are designed to complement health, science or psychology classes and are typically presented in the freshman or sophomore year of high school. Each trained presentation team includes a young adult in recovery.

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OverDrive debuts Streaming Video service to libraries and schools

The Streaming Video service is a convenient and exciting way to instantly borrow from your library and watch videos anytime, anywhere, on any computer, tablet or mobile device with an internet connection.

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