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Keep big stick in Colorado's education tool kit

We're still a couple of years away from the deadlines that could trigger such action. But two years is not much time to salvage an abysmally performing school, and districts that don't act soon could find themselves facing state intervention.

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Yarmouth (Maine) schools name second interim superintendent in a year

William Michaud, 61, of Portland, was unanimously approved for the 11-month position Thursday during the committee’s regular meeting.

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Green (Ohio) school board offers superintendent’s job to middle school principal

The Lake Township resident, who taught five years in Green before becoming the middle school assistant principal and then principal since 2008, was offered a contract Friday night.

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Virginia district adopts Standard For Success’ online evaluation platform

With staff evaluation guidelines evolving across the U.S., Standard for Success’ adaptability to any number of rubrics and models was a selling point for Mineral, Va.,-based Louisa County Public Schools.

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Forsyth County Schools chooses LearningStation as its student assessment solution

FCS was selected by the U.S. Dept. of Education for the 2010 Investing in Innovation Grant (i3), at the time one of only twelve public school districts selected for the grant, and the sole recipient in Georgia.

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Teachers across the nation show the value of the Samsung Document Camera in the classroom

Teachers were asked to write a fun lesson plan, in 100 words or less, using the SAMCAM 760. The top 20 finalists were then asked to submit a video showing their lesson plan in the classroom with the Samsung document camera.

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Learning.com launches SIS Integration, partners with Clever

Clever securely connects to a school’s SIS, pulls student enrollment rosters and demographic data, and automatically syncs that data with Learning.com. The FERPA-compliant integration process takes five minutes to set up, and Clever supports every major SIS.

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School technology trends in 3D

Open content, electronic textbooks, personalized learning, cloud technology and learning analytics are emerging technologies that K12 administrators will integrate into schools over the next few years, according to the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report on tech trends.

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Digital signs boost school communication

From emergency alerts to event schedules to touch screens to more creative uses—like backdrops for marching bands—digital signs are replacing posters that can clutter up a school, and are making communication more attractive, interactive, and efficient.

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Private sector powers new wave of public school construction

In 2010, a building condition study showed that Yonkers (N.Y.) Public Schools needed $480 million for capital improvements to existing school buildings, while new schools needed to be built given an expected enrollment increase of 3,000 by 2020, for a total of $1.2 billion.

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