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Net Texts announces new version of its content management system for open educational resources

The latest version of the Net Texts solution includes a variety of upgrades and new features that allow teachers to more quickly and easily create and deliver lessons, units and complete courses using free, high-quality open educational resources (OER).

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Methacton School District appoints new superintendent

David A. Zerbe's last employment was as assistant superintendent of the Swiftwater, Pennsylvania Pocono Mountain School District.

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Christie names new schools superintendent in Camden

Paymon Rouhanifard, an education strategist who has worked in the public school systems in Newark and New York City, could become Camden's new schools chief just in time for the start of classes Sept. 9.

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Finalist for Round Rock ISD superintendent revealed

Steve Flores picked to replace Jesus Chavez, who shocked the community when he announced in January that he would not be serving out the remaining two and a half years on his contract.

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For Common Core, a new challenge — from the left

Conventional wisdom held that liberals and teachers supported the new Common Core curriculum standards.

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U.S. government sues to block vouchers in some Louisiana school systems

Thirty-four school systems could be affected, including those of Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany parishes. Under the lawsuit, the state would be barred from assigning students in those systems to private schools unless a federal judge agreed to it. A court hearing is tentatively set for Sept. 19.

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Residents say there are too many schools in a section of West Boynton (Fla.)

The Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations (COBWRA) decided not to support the county's proposed construction of Trails charter school near the intersection of Military Trail and Hypoluxo Road at its recent monthly meeting.

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With new state funding, East Bay (Calif.) schools eye crowded classrooms

Less money forced school districts to cut staff so class sizes grew and individual students got less attention, school officials say. Now with new funding-based incentives coming from Sacramento, districts are budgeting for more teachers, which they hope will bring down class sizes and improve the education of area children.

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Common Core raising the expectations of education

The standards, adopted by the N.H. State Board of Education in 2010, aim to provide a clear and consistent educational framework to prepare children for college and the work force. They define the knowledge and skills students should obtain from their education in grades K-12 in order to succeed in entry-level college courses and work force training programs.

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Orange students take home MacBook Air laptops

The students will use the devices all school year, and middle- and high-schoolers will be able to take them home. Curriculum materials for students' core subjects will be loaded onto the computers, reducing the need for textbooks.

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