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BoomWriter introduces common core-aligned ELA lesson plans

Teaching and learning app BoomWriter now features Common Core-aligned English Language Arts lesson plans. The lesson plans are free for teachers to use and cover a range of grades.

N.J. district saves green on energy

The Ridgewood district has already reaped at least $55,000 in energy savings for the 2013-14 school year, based on the calculations of an energy conservation company.

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HB Construction lands $35 million New Mexico project

HB Construction will soon begin work on a $35.1 million addition and renovation of Bernalillo High School.

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Plans approved for new Trenton High School

The Schools Development Authority in New Jersey approved a revised plan that paves the way for the construction of a new Trenton Central High School.

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California district’s kindergarten day extension adds 54 days of instruction

Roseville City School District plans to roll out extended-day kindergarten across all 14 of its elementary campuses next school year, the result of a successful pilot program and changing curriculum standards.

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Boston school budget would cut jobs, reduce bus service

Superintendent John McDonough is presenting a balanced budget for the next school year that looks to cut about 120 central office positions and slash bus rides for seventh- and eighth-graders. The change would affect more than 4,500 students.

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Call to consolidate districts in Vermont

A proposal being developed by the House Education committee would encourage schools to form larger districts in the next few years. The proposal would replace all the local school boards in the new district with one single board.

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Philidelphia district has deals to sell several schools

Four buyers would scoop up several of its recently closed buildings, netting the district about $25 million - well under the target the district must meet to cover the city's $50 million outlay that helped schools open on time last fall.

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Injunctions lifted that prevented Louisiana voucher program

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the injunction became moot after the Louisiana Supreme Court upheld a state district ruling in 2013 that the state’s previous voucher funding method was unconstitutional.

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Maine education commissioner recommends school safety clearinghouse

Creating a school safety center within the Department of Education could do more to improve the safety of Maine’s schools than billions of dollars in security upgrades, according to a briefing delivered to the Legislature’s education committee.

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