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Online learning softens impact of snow days

Snow days are melting away as schools increasingly take advantage of online curriculum to keep students learning virtually during weather closures.

La. district credits Scientific Learning’s software with improved skills

After the St. Mary Parish School System students using the Fast ForWord program achieved gains on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) tests, the district began extending its use to all schools.

LA charter to deploy online speech therapy with PresenceLearning

Following a pilot program, Synergy Academies, a Los Angeles USD-affiliated urban charter, has continued to partner with PresenceLearning to expand the program to give online access to perform evaluations, manage student cases and conduct online therapy sessions.

In Wash., are weak teaching evaluations worth $44 million?

The U.S. Department of Education has given the state a temporary waiver from No Child Left Behind law. But the waiver depends on adoption of the “must” language of Senate Bill 5246.

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Students need college counseling more than ever

While scaling back some programs is inevitable, recent news stories about deep cuts in high school counseling positions are especially disturbing. In these times of economic stress, students need college counseling more than ever.

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San Antonio ISD names lone superintendent finalist

In Texas, the South San Antonio ISD trustees voted to name its interim superintendent, Abelardo “Abe” Saavedra, as the lone finalist to lead the district.

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District Administration is doing an article for its June 2014 issue on the Common Core assessments. If your district has already implemented the online assessments successfully, we’d like to hear from you. To be a part of our story, please follow the link.

NJ district names first female superintendent

Louise Clarke will be sworn in as superintendent of the East Rutherford-Carlstadt district on July 1, becoming the first female leader in the district's history, and a rare superintendent to be hired from within.

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Montana schools get grants for oil/natural gas impact

The Office of Public Instruction has announced nine grants totaling nearly $450,000 to districts impacted by oil and natural gas production.

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ASCD releases 2014 PD Online course catalog for K12 educators

The new catalog offers more than 100 user-friendly courses developed by ASCD authors and experts available anytime, anywhere to educators, including 21 new PD Online courses.

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