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Denver Public Schools refers employee kickbacks case to DA

Criminal charges are among the legal options being considered against a former technology director at Denver Public Schools who was fired four months ago for allegedly accepting kickbacks from vendors.

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More than 1 million respond to Illinois' first statewide education survey

Responses, which were anonymous, provided details on how teachers teach, children learn and principals lead, with the survey's goal to drive improvements in the state's public schools.

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Schools seeking to arm employees hit hurdle on insurance

As more schools consider arming their employees, some districts are encountering a daunting economic hurdle: insurance carriers threatening to raise their premiums or revoke coverage entirely.

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Principals to build inclusive playground at Baltimore school

Elementary and middle school principals from around the nation will put in sweat equity on Wed., July 10, to build an inclusive playground at a Baltimore elementary school during the National Association of Elementary School Principals’ (NAESP) fifth annual Community Service Day.

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NSBA applauds delay in federal Affordable Care Act implementation

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) today applauded the federal government’s decision to delay the implementation of IRS rules for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) until January 2015, based upon the “complexity of the requirements and the need for more time to implement them effectively.”

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Irving ISD (Texas) names acting interim superintendent

The Irving Independent School District’s board of trustees named Debbie Cabrera as acting interim superintendent at a special meeting on Friday morning. This comes after Dr. Dana Bedden vacated the position last week.

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Oklahoma City schools' Superintendent Karl Springer to retire

The superintendent of the state's largest school district says he is retiring. Karl Springer made the announcement at a recent board meeting.

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Fast-rising administrator takes Hernando (Fla.) school superintendent job

Lori Romano's path to becoming superintendent of Hernando County schools began with a plunge.

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Some states relying heavily on substitute teachers

From kindergarten to graduation, an average student will have spent more than a year being taught by a substitute teacher. Twenty-eight states require no more than a high school diploma for those temporary teachers, according to national data. Seven require some college education, and 15 states require substitutes to have a college degree.

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