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CIO News: Schools accelerate shift to digital

Districts are trading print for digital textbooks, with 22 states making significant digital content policy changes in recent years—altering the definition of a textbook and encouraging flexible funding.

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Cloud technology forecast: Sunshine with chance of showers

Cloud computing is taking K12 by storm with fully 90 percent of K12 institutions relying on or implementing cloud technology in 2012, according to the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

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Closing early education gaps for at-risk students

Students who are identified early as at-risk and get support like extra reading have a better chance at graduating high school. But many students are unable to access early education opportunities.

Park City (Utah) district names Ember Conley superintendent

Dr. Ember Conley has been unanimously selected as its new superintendent beginning July 1, 2013. She is currently Deputy Superintendent of the Maricopa Unified School District in Maricopa, Arizona.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School: Six months later

A conversation with former Newtown Superintendent Janet Robinson on the tragedy of December 14, 2012, and the continual healing process.

New city schools superintendent to focus on 'listening'

As the next superintendent of the Poughkeepsie City School District, Nicole Williams said she plans to lay the foundation to boosting student achievement by listening to and learning from students, parents, teachers, coaches and community members about their expectations and concerns.

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Teacher collaboration, communities improve students' math scores

Many elementary students' math performance improves when their teachers collaborate, work in professional learning communities or do both, yet most students don't spend all of their elementary school years in these settings, a new study by UNC Charlotte researchers shows.

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Oakland (Calif.) charter school seeks court order to stay open

An Oakland charter school that has high-achieving students but allegedly engaged in financial improprieties has gone to court to try to keep its doors open. The Oakland school board voted by a narrow 4-3 margin on March 20 to revoke the charter for the American Indian Model Schools, alleging that the school hasn't done enough to rectify financial irregularities that were found in a state audit last year.

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Birmingham, Ala. launches first International Baccalaureate primary school

Birmingham's Cornerstone School announced Thursday that it has become the first elementary school in Birmingham to gain status as an International Baccalaureate World School primary school.

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Chicago principals to control their own spending

Chicago Public Schools released budgets for individual schools to principals Wednesday and revealed a few more details on how it plans to close a budget gap of nearly $1 billion next year.
Principals for the first time will control the entire budget for their schools.

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