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'Back to school' means back to bad study habits for many students

According to a number of recent interviews with educators who have implemented SOAR in their scholastic programs, students are finally grasping critical study skills habits that are accelerating their academic performance.

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San Lorenzo school board picks Fred Brill as new leader

Fred Brill, superintendent of the Lafayette School District since 2008, was awarded a four-year contract by the San Lorenzo school board. He will replace Superintendent Dennis Byas, who is retiring at the end of the month.

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Orange County Schools, N.C., picks Gerri Martin as new superintendent

Gerri Martin currently serves as the superintendent of McDowell County Schools, where she has been since July 2012. She will join Orange County in October.

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Hackensack, N.J., district names Karen Lewis new superintendent

Karen Lewis was an assistant superintendent in the Highland Park district and is set to receive $167,000 annually as per her five-year contract.

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State delays vote on capping special ed student class limit

Facing an “unprecedented” public reaction, the Illinois State Board of Education put off a vote Thursday repealing state rules that limit the number of special education students in classrooms.

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Parents as partners: making a difference in education

For decades, the Anoka Hennepin School District in Minnesota has been a strong proponent of parent involvement in all preK12 programming. The research in this area is consistent, positive, and convincing: families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school and through life.

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Stewart’s promotion is a marked contrast to Bennett’s hiring

Pam Stewart is used to coming off the bench in a pinch for the Florida Department of Education. Now she’s joined the starting line-up. We don’t know whether to offer her congratulations or condolences.

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N.C. gov. still pushing his education innovation fund

Earlier this summer, McCrory announced his intention to use $30 million of Race to the Top money for an Education Innovation Fund that would reward 1,000 top teachers with $10,000 stipends. The proposal was met with criticism by State Board of Education members at a meeting shortly after his announcement.

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South Carolina group wants to stop Common Core

Some Horry County residents who want to repeal the state’s adoption of new standards for South Carolina schools have organized a group to educate people about the Common Core initiative and stop the changes that already have begun.

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TransformSC breaking the mold in education and in politics

Supporters say the reason to get excited about TransformSC is the grassroots support it has generated since it was launched in May as a way to transform South Carolina by transforming the way children are taught.

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