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New York backs adding speed cameras to city school zones

The State Assembly authorized hundreds of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island, endorsing a key part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to reduce traffic fatalities.

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Superintendent resigns to take position at another New Jersey district

Wayne schools Superintendent Raymond Gonzalez has resigned to take a job leading the Westwood Regional district. Gonzalez's departure means the Wayne district will be left without a top leader for the seventh time in seven years

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N.C. bill proposed to replace Common Core with state standards

A draft bill in North Carolina replaces the Common Core State Standards Initiative in reading and math with new education benchmarks to be created by the State Board of Education, in consultation with a new Academic Standards Review Commission.

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GwenCarol Holmes chosen as Idaho county's superintendent

The Blaine County School District has selected GwenCarol Holmes, the chief academic officer of Alexandria Public Schools in Virginia, as the district’s new superintendent. Former Superintendent Lonnie Barber’s contract was terminated by the school board in September 2013.

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PCS announces 3D interactive curriculum

PCS Edventures!.com released its new 3DIC, developed through a strategic partnership with Curious Media. Combining gaming with interactive curriculum for K12, 3DIC provides step-by-step instruction for students working with robotic building components.

Illinois Lottery and Scholastic donate reading library

Illinois Lottery's Northstar Lottery Group, in collaboration with Scholastic, has donated a Reading Oasis space, including books and furniture, to serve Central District 51 schools in Washington that were devastated by tornadoes last November.

Lightspeed Systems mobile manager integrated with Apple program

Lightspeed Systems's Mobile Manager is now integrated with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program. Mobile devices can be enrolled in Mobile Manager wirelessly with policies already in place. Schools will also have more control, particularly the ability to prevent users from removing Mobile Manager profile and policies.

Social media and the school system: Misunderstood or toxic relationship?

The restrictions schools put on student expression over the Internet are misguided.

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Burlington schools’ budget challenge

Burlington schools have a tough sell on their hands with a revised spending plan that asks for more money than the budget that was defeated on Town Meeting Day that would have raised school tax rates by nearly 10 percent.

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Ohio charter sponsors warned against opening schools

The state is warning three charter-school sponsors against opening six new schools because they are likely to fail.

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