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Public schools recruiting international high schoolers

A small town in upstate New York is joining a few other rural school districts in quietly tapping potential cash-ready international students who can bring new life to underenrolled schools.

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Georgia county chief to step down

After seven years as superintendent of the Forsyth County system, Buster Evans is retiring July 1, following his 30-year career in public education.

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New Jersey schools to teach social media

New Jersey middle schoolers next year may be assigned to tweet and post Facebook updates as part of new classes on social media and internet use.

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Blended learning models taking hold in California schools

Blended learning is becoming entrenched in California schools, but elementary schools and high schools are taking different approaches when integrating learning technology.

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How can schools develop transformational leaders?

Districts looking for transformational leaders to turn around schools may find more success by rigorously training their own teachers and assistant principals for leadership roles, according to a recent report.

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7 design principles for superintendent evaluations

All across the country, discussions around improving educator effectiveness and evaluation have become synonymous. Forces from state houses and federal agencies compel us to engage in the work of redesigning evaluation systems and to devise ways of using student outcomes as a significant part of that effort.

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Dogs sniff for drugs, guns in Michigan schools

Students in a Michigan district say they feel safer this year thanks to dogs that regularly search schools for weapons and illegal substances, a new survey shows.

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6 strategies for telling your district’s technology story

Sometimes it can be a challenge for administrators to convey to a diverse audience of teachers, principals, parents, local community leaders and other stakeholders how a school district is transforming teaching and learning with educational technologies and digital content.

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