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Lexington, Mass. superintendent is retiring in 2015

Paul Ash, who has served as superintendent for nearly nine years, announced that he will retire on June 30, 2015 to take a new position at a large national educational consulting company.

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Goalbook significantly improves goals written for IEPs, research shows

According to a recent San Francisco State University study, Individualized Education Plan goals written with the support of Goalbook contained two and a half times more information for planning and measuring a student’s success.

Every time foster kids move, they lose months of academic progress

Students in foster care move schools 1-2 times a year, and by the time they age out of the system, over one third will have experienced five or more school moves. Children are estimated to lose 4-6 months of academic progress per move.

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Alexandria, Va. board chooses Dr. Crawley as new superintendent

The Alexandria City board plans to approve Dr. Alvin L. Crawley as its new Superintendent of Schools at the March 6 scheduled School Board meeting. Crawley was named interim superintendent in October 2013.

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Richfield County names new superintendent

Richfield Public Schools has selected Steven Unowsky as its next superintendent. He will replace the retiring Robert Slotterback who has served as superintendent since 2008.

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Virginia legislators delaying grading system

The House Education Committee has approved a bill delaying the implementation of a new grading system for schools, but some delegates are questioning if the new system meets the needs of Virginia schools, parents and communities.

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California's bilingual education ban should have been repealed long ago

In the 16 years since the state imposed restrictions on bilingual education with Proposition 227, California has largely squandered one of its most valuable economic and cultural resources.

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Renewable energy science training for teachers with KidWind

Leading up to its WindSenator teacher training to be held in St. Paul, MN on June 23-27, KidWind is offering scholarships for educators, sponsored by the Department of Energy, the XCEL Energy Windsource Program and EDP Renewables.

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