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NJ district names first female superintendent

Louise Clarke will be sworn in as superintendent of the East Rutherford-Carlstadt district on July 1, becoming the first female leader in the district's history, and a rare superintendent to be hired from within.

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Montana schools get grants for oil/natural gas impact

The Office of Public Instruction has announced nine grants totaling nearly $450,000 to districts impacted by oil and natural gas production.

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ASCD releases 2014 PD Online course catalog for K12 educators

The new catalog offers more than 100 user-friendly courses developed by ASCD authors and experts available anytime, anywhere to educators, including 21 new PD Online courses.

ASCD offers expanded onsite and blended professional learning

The organization announced the new ASCD Professional Learning Services, enabling districts to receive greater customized professional development, available in on-site or blended solutions.

Delaware report: School anti-bullying compliance spotty

Most school districts are complying with new state laws aimed at battling bullying, but fewer than half of charter schools have adopted new cyberbullying rules.

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Hartford libraries and schools team up to maximize services

The Connecticut capitol’s schools and libraries formed a partnership aimed at allowing students to take fuller advantage of library resources through programs tailored to the families served by each school.

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Parks, schools and Bill de Blasio: Risking mediocrity for fairness

On the surface, the New York mayor’s professed concerns about what might be called the social justice dimensions of charter schools and the condition of some of the city’s most celebrated parks – including Central Park – might appear unrelated.

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NC schools putting emphasis on breakfast

Breakfast programs in public schools may be one possible solution to battling student hunger and raising test scores.

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Florida district may pay $1.5 million tab for charters’ errors

A state audit that uncovered sloppy paperwork at several Broward schools could force the district to absorb a $1.7 million budget penalty – even though charter schools had the most serious audit findings.

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Ohio House approves 4 more calamity days for schools

The Ohio House passed a bill waiving up to four extra calamity days for students, but requiring teachers to do professional development work on two of those days. The bill will be considered next by the Ohio Senate.

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