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Lu Anne Meinders named superintendent of Jackson (N.J.) School District

With outgoing Superintendent Thomas Gialanella set to retire June 30, the township Board of Education named a 25-year school district employee as his replacement.

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Florida releases FCAT scores

Fewer than 60 percent of Florida’s third-graders — 57 percent — are reading at or above grade level, according to FCAT results released Friday morning. The figure represents a slight increase from last year’s 56 percent.

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Guess how Baltimore City Schools spent federal stimulus money?

Dinner cruises. Fried chicken and biscuits. Theater performances. A mother/daughter makeover. Such were activities that Baltimore City Schools spent using federal stimulus and Title I funds, a federal audit discovered.

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Lawmakers ponder Columbus (Ohio) schools fix

State lawmakers spent time yesterday getting details about a plan to create an independent auditor for the Columbus City Schools and share the district’s property taxes with charter schools.Among the concerns: whether charters also would be audited and whether district schools would be left under-funded.

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The power of physical activity

A pilot Active Schools Project that gets students involved in an hour of physical activity a day is catching on in 50 Wisconsin schools over the next three years.

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Hayward USD chief named Berkeley schools superintendent

The Berkeley Unified School Board on Wednesday night formally appointed Donald Evans as the new Berkeley superintendent of schools by approving his contract. Evans, who was has been superintendent of the Hayward Unified School District for the past two years, will take up the position on July 1.

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Wake names three superintendent finalists

Veteran career educators from North Carolina, Virginia and Texas are the three finalists vying to replace Tony Tata as superintendent of the Wake County school system.

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Henrico County (Va.) district plans middle school STEM center

Henrico County Public Schools officials announced plans Thursday for a middle school STEM specialty center tentatively scheduled to open next year at Short Pump Middle School. The three-year program focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics would be open to students throughout the county, officials said. The center would be able to accommodate about 50 students.

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Tacoma, Wash. school board puts charter schools on hold

The Tacoma School Board opted out of the charter school business Thursday night — at least for now. Board members, who may reconsider in the fall, voted 4-0 with one member absent, said there are too many unknowns for them to meet the July 1 deadline.

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N.Y. high school students used Facebook to cheat on exam

Twelve Long Island high school students have been disciplined for using Facebook to cheat on homework and laboratory assignments and a recent exam. The superintendent of the West Islip school district told Newsday the ninth graders used the social media site to share answers.

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