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Columbus, Ohio district may close seven buildings

Administrators in Ohio's largest school district are weighing a plan to close seven buildings, including two high schools, forcing relocation of 2,500 students. A decision in favor of shuttering Brookhaven and Independence high schools would mark the first high school closures in the district in more than 30 years.

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Wisconsin Senate will not pursue school sanctions

There's "no appetite" for passing a bill this year that imposes sanctions against poorly performing public or private voucher schools, says Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Instead, the Senate will pursue a more limited school accountability bill that focuses on having private schools report the same data as public schools without a major overhaul of the report card.

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Education report: Arizona ranks low in many areas

Guaranteeing Arizona kids a stellar education is no easy task. A few shining star schools rise to the top, but overall the state ranks 47th in education spending and 43rd in quality in the nation. Perhaps most disturbing, a diminishing educated workforce has potential long-term effects for the state’s economy.

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AmeriCorps: Changing the education story

Whenever the talk begins about our nation making quality education a priority, it's no surprise that some may be cynical. After all, we have too many children entering school unprepared, too many falling behind early, and too many dropping out before graduation. Why can't we change this story? The truth is, we can—and we are.

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Businesses are changing how they support education, report finds

The business community is changing the way it supports the nation’s education system by moving away from simply funding programs to building long-term partnerships, and moving toward helping students achieve more in school and be better prepared for the workforce, according to a new report.

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Web Seminar: Engaging the Community Through Automated Communications

The latest notification systems enable district administrators to communicate instantly and across a variety of platforms to parents, teachers, staff and communities. Attend this web seminar to hear from a director of educational technology and a 15-year educational leadership veteran about their experiences using this technology in their districts.

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Web Seminar: Engaging the Community Through Automated Communications

The latest notification systems enable district administrators to communicate instantly and across a variety of platforms to parents, teachers, staff and communities. Attend this web seminar to hear from a director of educational technology and a 15-year educational leadership veteran about their experiences using this technology in their districts.

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Electronic privacy: Do schools have a role to play?

New technologies bring enormous benefits for administrators, students and teachers alike, but they come with risks, particularly to privacy and information security. And we are all too often in the dark when it comes to these risks.

Kansas ed policy rivals concur on rich, poor testing gap

Ideological rivals Diane DeBacker and Dave Trabert found common ground recently with agreement during a Kansas legislative hearing that an educational testing gap between poor and wealthy students continues to widen in the state. Union of thought on a solution to that statistical predicament, however, wasn’t to be found during a joint appearance before House and Senate education committee members.

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Common Core poses serious threat to school choice

The freedom-enhancing, life-improving power of school choice is more than a theory for me. It’s more than a talking points memo or teleprompter speech. Unlike many of the politicians paying lip service to National School Choice Week this week, the issue of expanding educational opportunity and freedom for all is something I live, breathe, practice and witness every day.

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