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Weld North acquires Imagine Learning and Truenorthlogic

Weld North Holdings has acquired a 100 percent interest in two Utah-based companies. Imagine Learning designs and develops language and literacy software for struggling readers, early childhood students and the English-language learner student population. Truenorthlogic is SaaS-based K12 talent management provider.

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On Topic: Testing the limits of testing

Journalist Anya Kamenetz says the fallout from test scores goes deeper than most realize. “It really only takes one school to be threatened with closing to destabilize an entire urban district,” she says. Her upcoming book, "The Test," is an analysis of educational assessment.

Education requires innovation in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh public schools are in need of innovation. A 30-person team of teachers, community leaders and officials, formulated by the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and Great Public Schools, hopes to analyze a community-learning school model that has proven to be successful in Cincinnati school districts.

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N.Y. teachers federation votes no-confidence against schools chief

The New York State United Teachers cited the "failed" rollout of Common Core academic standards, and related student tests and teacher evaluations, in calling for removal of New York Education Commissioner John B. King Jr.

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Segregation in Buffalo schools has returned to early 1970s levels

About 70 percent of the city’s schools were considered segregated in 1972, when parents filed the lawsuit that prompted a federal judge to order the district to desegregate. An analysis found that in 2012, 70 percent of schools in the city were segregated.

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Conn. students to earn associate's degrees at new tech academy

One hundred ninth-graders will effectively start college this fall when they enter a six-year academy where they will earn an associate's degree upon graduation and a chance to be "first in line" for a job at IBM.

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Little money, little opportunity for Michigan's brightest children

Twenty-seven states mandate that schools provide programs or services to gifted children. Michigan is not among that group. Nor is Michigan among the 32 states that have a mandate to identify children who are gifted.

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Maura Zinni named as superintendent for Illinois suburb

The Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education inked a 3-year contract with Dr. Maura J. Zinni to serve as the new superintendent effective as of July 1.

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Who wants to be West Virginia's superintendent of schools?

Top education officials are dispelling rumors that they’re interested in becoming West Virginia’s next superintendent of schools. Superintendent Jim Phares announced his plans to retire this summer—an expected move, since he committed to serve in the position only temporarily after the firing of then-Superintendent Jorea Marple in late 2012.

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