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100,000th Educator Registers to Use SAS’ No-Cost Curriculum Resources

SAS, a sponsor of today’s Digital Learning Day, fosters digital learning year-round through no-cost resources and support for educators. SAS® Curriculum Pathways® offers interactive learning tools in all core disciplines, mapped to state standards, for grades 6-12. Recently, the 100,000th educator signed up to use these Web-based resources that make learning more fun and can make educators more effective.

Samsung Announces 2013 K12 Return on Intelligence Gift Programs

Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division has announced the 2013 Samsung K-12 ‘Return on Intelligence’ Gift Programs to help raise the knowledge level of K12 students across the country and ultimately help them be successful in their scholastic pursuits.

infosnap and Pearson Embed infosnap Online Registration Solutions Within PowerSchool

infosnap, inc., the largest provider of online registration solutions to K12 school districts that utilize Pearson’s PowerSchool student information system, announces its selection by Pearson to provide these services to the 130,000 student San Diego Unified School District.

PresenceLearning Introduces Online Occupational Therapy Services to Expand Support for Students with Special Needs

PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K12 students, is now offering online occupational therapy (OT) to help schools and districts better – and more efficiently – serve their students with special needs. With PresenceLearning’s OT services, highly qualified therapists use evidence-based practices to deliver one-on-one or small group therapy to students via PresenceLearning’s online platform.

Colorado District Reinstates Deputy Superintendent Position

The Boulder Valley School District is restructuring its administrative positions, including reinstating the deputy superintendent position, but isn't adding additional staff members. Filling the deputy superintendent position is Deirdre Pilch, who has been the district's assistant superintendent for secondary school leadership since 2007.

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Six Candidates Selected for Michigan Superintendent Review

The Holly School Board has selected six candidates to interview for the school district's superintendent position. And among those candidates is one of the district's own, Dave Nuss, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

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Mansfield, Texas ISD Names Interim Schools Superintendent

Even though Mansfield Independent School District's superintendent has not officially resigned, the school board Tuesday named an interim to take care of day-to-day operations. Jim Vaszauskas, 56, who has been the district's associate superintendent for curriculum and instruction since May 2009, took over the reins as interim superintendent Wednesday.

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Michigan AG Loses Challenge to Remove Detroit School Board

The state attorney general has lost a court challenge to remove most of Detroit’s school board. In an order signed on Feb. 5, Wayne Circuit Court Judge John Gillis Jr. denied State Attorney General Bill Schuette’s motion for summary disposition and granted the school board’s motion, effectively allowing the school board to continue to hold office.

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Colorado Health Department Investigates School Lunch Bugs

Colorado Springs health officials are investigating after students at a high school in Colorado Springs found bugs in their school lunch. Students say they were eating lunch Wednesday when they saw the bugs in their soup. The students at Harrison High School began throwing their lunches in the garbage.

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House Democrat Makes Rules Inquiry to Tackle School Finance

A Texas House Democrat who chairs the Mexican American Legislative Caucus is asking: Why wait for a future legislative session or for Gov. Rick Perry to tell the Legislature to address public school funding?

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