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Louisiana education official commutes to work from Los Angeles

The educator is Dave Lefkowith, who is an assistant superintendent and oversees Louisiana's new program that will allow public school students to take classes from private firms, online groups and colleges.

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Kentucky school district may alter grading scale to help students

In Bullitt County, some B students soon could become A students — not based on improvements in their work, but rather because of a change in the grading scale.

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Lawsuit over California school's yoga classes heads to trial

A trial to consider whether yoga is a secular exercise or a form of religion that’s inappropriate for public schools was scheduled to start Monday in San Diego Superior Court.

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Study: Free computers don’t close the rich-poor education gap

On the one hand, it’s good news that doomsday predictions for computer-less children have been exaggerated. However, giving out computers was one of the easier solutions to closing the poverty educational outcome gap, and now we have to go back to the drawing board.

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Few Chicago school closings will move kids to top-performing schools

The biggest reason Chicago’s school district says it’s closing 53 grammar schools is to give students a better education. CPS has promised that every student from a closing school will be sent to a better performing “welcoming” school.

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Superintendent shortage has Massachusetts schools paying top dollar

Superintendents have long been the top wage earners in communities across southeastern Massachusetts, but those salaries could be surging, as local districts increasingly struggle to find not just the right person, but someone who will stay long enough to make a difference.

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Minneapolis schools to revive autonomy plan amid mixed results in US

In the latest effort to boost student performance, the Minneapolis school district wants to give more autonomy to individual schools. Under the effort, schools would have discretion over budgeting, hiring, scheduling and curriculum.

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Fox Point-Bayside (Wis.) chooses Vince Dalzin as new superintendent

Vance Dalzin, current superintendent of the Williams Bay School District in Walworth County, was selected unanimously by the School Board to become the district's new superintendent, according to a district news release.

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10-year warranty on Polaroid Professional Surveillance Solutions

Commencing in July, end-users will be presented with a full line of Polaroid surveillance solutions that foster improved ease of operation, including short training sessions, bringing “user-friendly” to new heights. For instance, the Polaroid VMS is compatible with over 1800+ cameras from 80 different manufacturers.

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myON reader launches 2013 Summer SuperHero Reading Program

ll schools using myON reader, an online personalized literacy environment matching students’ interests and reading levels to recommended enhanced digital books, are encouraged to participate in the summer reading program, which runs May 15 – August 15, 2013.

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