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Superintendent resigning for post in Springfield

Liberty superintendent John Jungmann is leaving for the top job with Springfield Public Schools.

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Michigan superintendents need more authority to make tough cuts

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told state lawmakers that superintendents in the state need more authority to make tough fiscal decisions in struggling districts where school board members are reluctant to act.

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Former Los Angeles schools chief calls iPad program illegal

A former superintendent has stepped forward to criticize the use of school-construction bonds to fund a $1 billion effort to provide every student, teacher and campus administrator with a tablet or laptop computer.

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Florida school evaluations - Get grades right

The State Board of Education should take the advice of the Florida’s Association of District School Superintendents, Education Association and PTA and Fund Education Now: Delay issuing school grades until the new curriculum and the new test are finalized - and tested.

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1/3 of states will have fewer high school graduates by 2022

While the overall number of high school graduates will drop slightly, the number of Hispanic grads is expected to rapidly increase, according to new data released by the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Bill seeks school area for nursing mothers

An education bill in Virginia would require each school board to set aside a non-restroom space out of public view in a school for mothers to take breaks of “reasonable length” during the school day to express milk.

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Governor helps pick 'innovative school districts'

Two Kansas school districts may soon receive sweeping exemptions from state laws and regulations under new legislation that aims to give schools leeway to innovate.

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Superintendent can advise attendance boundary lines in Md. county

The Harford County Board of Education approved changes in school policies, including allowing the superintendent to "unilaterally" propose changes to the boundary lines of a school attendance area, although school board members will have the final say.

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Bill to return unused Recovery School District buildings to local board

Under current law, the Recovery School District controls the buildings of any schools it takes over. The local school board continues to own the property but can't use it. The proposed bill would require the unused school buildings be returned to the board.

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Most Chicago schools not reporting serious crime to state database

The Illinois State Board of Education has maintained the School Incident Reporting System database where, by law, parents can find out about every serious school incident in the state. Less than one-third of the Chicago area's schools report incidents to this system.

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