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Yonkers, N.Y., delegation agrees with state bailout for school system

The state Legislature's Yonkers delegation is on board with a two-part bailout for the city's troubled school district. The schools are facing a large budget deficit after an accounting error led to a $55 million hole in both last year and this year's budget.

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New superintendent for Oklahoma district

Darrell Floyd has been named as the next superintendent of Enid Public Schools as of June 1. Floyd has spent the last 14 years as superintendent of Stephenville ISD in Texas. He succeeds Shawn Hime, whose duties as executive director for Oklahoma State School Boards Association begin April 1.

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Reviving the governor’s schools is good for Pennsylvania

For 35 years, thousands of the state's promising high school students attended the eight Governor’s Schools of Excellence. Slowly, the schools are making a comeback after falling victim to budget cuts in 2009. That is a hopeful sign, but there is a long way to go.

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A+ Mobile Solutions introduces two new products

A+ Mobile Solutions launched its new Mobile STEM lab, a platform designed with tools, activities and teaching materials for implementing hands on STEM activities in the classroom. In addition, The Intelligent Laptop Cart has been introduced as a learning and charging platform for mobile computer devices.

Baltimore County approves Spanish-blend classes for 10 schools

The district is looking to offer fourth-grade students in 10 schools the opportunity to learn in a Spanish-blended learning environment during the 2014-2015 school year. The new language pilot program would include classroom instruction with a Spanish teacher and 24/7 access to interactive content.

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Study finds more students with special health care needs and less nurses

Health services for California students with special health care needs vary greatly by school district, are provided by a variety of school staff, operate under a confusing patchwork of regulations and are often underfunded, according to a new study.

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As clock ticks, experts propose online assessment to-do checklist

Both SMARTER Balanced and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in part recommend districts having: Windows 8 OS or newer for tablets; external keyboards; and 1 GHz or faster processor and 9.5-inch or larger screen size on devices.

New York lawmakers pass budget with $1.1 billion for education

Legislators have passed a $137.9 billion budget, enacting a plan that includes boosting education aid by $1.1 billion, expanding pre-K with $340 million, delaying aspects of the Common Core education standards and prohibiting the state from sending identifiable student information to private third parties.

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Schools need parental involvement to better combat truancy

Public districts, both with and without a truancy problem, should put a system into place that involves parents in their child’s education. The technology that allows administrations to inform parents of their children’s truancy records needs to be improved and mandated at a state level.

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Big ticket projects highlight Wisc. area school referendums

Voters in Wisconsin Dells will decide Tuesday on a $30 million proposal to build a high school and convert the existing high school into a middle school.

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