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Mayor says pledges Boston will cast wide net for new superintendent

Mayor Martin J. Walsh says the chosen candidate could come from pretty much anywhere: inside the school system, other parts of the state, or across the nation. The goal is to have a new superintendent in place by this coming September.

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Three way to help rural schools

One-third of American schools are rural, and they serve 11 million students. These schools face many of the same challenges that urban school districts do, including a high proportion of low-income students, low educational attainment among parents and low college attendance among high-school graduates.

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Education's grand bargain?

A third of the nation’s black and Hispanic students do not graduate from high school. That makes any deal on education between two of the nation’s most politically powerful black men, President Obama and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a breakthrough waiting to happen.

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Who is Angela McLean? An education policy expert, say colleagues

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he chose Angela McLean, 36, an American history and government teacher at Anaconda High School, as Montana’s next lieutenant governor.

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Why too many schools live in an analog world—and what we can do about it

Schools and districts across the country desperately lack technological capacity. When we recently studied unpublished data from the Software & Information Industry Association’s 2013 Vision K-20 Survey, for instance, we found that 70 percent of educators believe that there is simply not enough bandwidth in their schools.

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Rock Hill schools say digital textbooks help students succeed

Ask any middle school student in Rock Hill to show you a science textbook, and they’re not likely to pull out the heavy, bound book most people remember from their days in school. But these textbooks contain a lot more information, cater to many learning styles and offer teachers more ways to reach their students.

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Officials studying armed guards at schools in Orange County, Calif.

School officials in coastal Orange County are investigating the cost of hiring armed security guards to potentially patrol grade schools or high schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Trustees emphasized the exploration doesn't mean they are committed to putting guns in the hands of guards.

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Bill targets underperforming Minnesota charter schools

Increased accountability could be on the way for Minnesota's charter schools. If approved by the Legislature it would pressure charter school authorizers, the organizations that oversee the schools, to close chronically underperforming charters.

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North Carolina starting teachers to receive boost in pay

Starting teacher pay will be increased by $2,200 this year and by an additional $2,000 the following year. Funding for the proposed raises will come from additional and available revenues and will not require a tax increase, according to the governor's office.

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Philadelphia schools consider universal enrollment model

In Philadelphia, district officials are contemplating the use of universal enrollment to offer families a central online gateway to research their options and submit one application with ranked preferences, regardless of school type.

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