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Ridgewood schools (Ohio) names John Marks new superintendent

The Ridgewood Local School District has named a new superintendent for the 2013-14 school year. The board voted to hire John Marks, current superintendent of Mapleton School District in Ashland. The vote was unanimous.

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Soledad Unified (Calif.) hires Rupi Boyd as new superintendent

A veteran educator from Southern California has been hired as superintendent of the Soledad Unified School District. Rupi Boyd holds a doctorate among several degrees and credentials.

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Flipswitch partners with KCOMM to support online education system

The integrated FlipSwitch online education system comprises four robust modules: a student information system, a parent-student portal, a learning management system and an online curriculum of more than 125 courses.

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Bid for funding shift benefiting North Carolina charter schools falls short

Those who oversee public school district coffers are breathing a collective uneasy sigh of relief, at least for now, after a renewed attempt to funnel more money to charter schools is likely put to bed for this legislative session.

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Things looking up for Connecticut's education reform program

The governor’s education reform program, which just completed its first school year, appears out of danger concerning loss of support in the upcoming two-year budget.

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New York schools chief warns against changes

Warning that the fate of New York City education was “hanging in the balance,” Dennis M. Walcott, the schools chancellor, suggested on Saturday that the school system was at risk of falling into disarray in the hands of a new mayor.

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Making water cool at Ukiah schools

During lunch recess at Oak Manor Elementary School, most of the thirsty kids did not visit a drinking fountain to get water. Instead, they lined up to fill their colorful plastic bottles at the school's nifty new "hydration station."

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Minneapolis schools chief deserves support in driving change

When groups representing educators discuss the achievement gap, they often say, “We know what works.’’ Far too often, though, that knowledge fails to produce results.

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Dual enrollment change could cost Florida schools millions

Broward and Palm Beach County schools could face a tough choice next year: pay millions of dollars or allow fewer students to take dual enrollment classes in local colleges.

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Michigan school closures signal wider problems

The closure of the Buena Vista School District should be viewed as a canary in the coal mine. Early coal mines had poor ventilation systems and since canaries are sensitive to gases, they would detect danger long before it became fatal to miners.

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