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California districts giving report cards a facelift for Common Core

School districts across California are rewriting elementary school report cards to reflect the new learning standards. But because the change is not dictated by the state, it's unclear how many schools are switching.

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Mass. schools report 4,400 sports-related head injuries

Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools.

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N.Y. to be one of few states storing student data in the cloud

After months of debate about the risks of storing student data in the cloud, New York is pressing ahead with a plan to create a statewide database for every public school student’s grades, tests scores and attendance records — a tech startup proposal that drew interest from several other states that have now reconsidered.

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Ohio superintendent, coaches charged in teen rape case

Steubenville City School Superintendent Michael McVey and three other school officials were indicted for obstructing an investigation of student athletes in the rape of a 16-year-old girl last year.

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Kent's Lee Vargas named Washington's superintendent of the year

Vargas has served as superintendent of the Kent School District since 2009. KSD has received numerous local, state, national and international awards.

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Westminster School District names new superintendent

Southern California district's board of trustees picks Marian Kim-Phelps, a 23-year educator who has been a principal and teacher.

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Irving ISD chooses superintendent-to-be from a far tinier district

Jose Parra, who helped turn around test scores and graduation rates in a district of 5,000 students, has been tapped to take over a Texas district seven times its size.

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Education commissioner’s emails create flap in Missouri

Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro has raised the ire of state teachers unions and some lawmakers after emails show she helped craft language in an anti-teacher-tenure ballot initiative.

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Art makes you smart

For many education advocates, the arts are a panacea: They supposedly increase test scores, generate social responsibility and turn around failing schools. Most of the supporting evidence, though, does little more than establish correlations between exposure to the arts and certain outcomes.

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VINCI and NAESP partner to support principals in early childhood education

NAESP and VINCI recognize the importance of high-quality early learning opportunities for all children and will work together to help build the capacity of principals in PK-3 education to close and ultimately prevent achievement gaps between students from disadvantaged households and their more affluent peers.

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