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Union superintendent leaving district

Union School District Superintendent Steve Bryant will retire at the end of the school year after five years in the position with the Missouri district.

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Tom Bailey named superintendent of Nebraska school district

Hailey Elementary School Principal Tom Bailey has been named the new superintendent of schools in Broken Bow, Nebraska. His new position with Broken Bow Public Schools will begin July 1. He’ll serve the remainder of his contract in Blaine County until the end of the school year.

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Access to digital resources expanded with new partnership

Knovation is partnering with Lightspeed Systems My Big Campus, which enables schools and districts to access netTrekker’s library of Open Educational Resources. The integration is available to schools and districts with both My Big Campus and netTrekker subscriptions.

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Normandy school superintendent resigns

Normandy school superintendent Ty McNichols resigned from his post after the state-appointed board that runs the Missouri district made plans to begin a search for someone to serve in his job.

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Statewide effort focuses on reducing arrests in Connecticut schools

Connecticut government officials and educators are crediting a variety of efforts for a significant decrease in arrests at schools across the state over the past several years, including increasing the number of juvenile review boards to handle troubled students in the community.

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High schools seek a safer path back from concussion

The latest research supports the idea of a gradual return to class and other activities, in a flexible program that's tailored to each student's injury and recovery from symptoms, rather than a blanket insistence on strict isolation and total rest for everyone.

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Kansas City charter school operator ordered to pay nearly $1 million

A federal judge in Missouri has ordered the Imagine Schools Inc. charter school operator to pay nearly $1 million to the board of Renaissance Academy in Kansas City for saddling the school with unreasonably high lease payments.

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Why we need school choice

When children are matched with schools that reflect their interests, talents, skills and needs, they feel more comfortable, more motivated and more inspired to learn.

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For public schools, low-income kids are the new normal

School finance formulas include additional state and federal funding for poor kids. But those agreements were struck when lower-income kids were in the minority. What happens as low-income children become the majority nationally? Education practices, policies and financing must adjust to growing numbers of needy families and children.

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Bill to strengthen school marshal program filed in Texas

The newly filed Private School Marshal Act builds off of the Protection of Texas Children Act, a bill passed last session that provided for trained, certified and armed school marshals to protect public schools. It would expand the scope of the school marshal program to include private schools.

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