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Lawmakers ponder Columbus (Ohio) schools fix

State lawmakers spent time yesterday getting details about a plan to create an independent auditor for the Columbus City Schools and share the district’s property taxes with charter schools.Among the concerns: whether charters also would be audited and whether district schools would be left under-funded.

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The power of physical activity

A pilot Active Schools Project that gets students involved in an hour of physical activity a day is catching on in 50 Wisconsin schools over the next three years.

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Hayward USD chief named Berkeley schools superintendent

The Berkeley Unified School Board on Wednesday night formally appointed Donald Evans as the new Berkeley superintendent of schools by approving his contract. Evans, who was has been superintendent of the Hayward Unified School District for the past two years, will take up the position on July 1.

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Wake names three superintendent finalists

Veteran career educators from North Carolina, Virginia and Texas are the three finalists vying to replace Tony Tata as superintendent of the Wake County school system.

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Henrico County (Va.) district plans middle school STEM center

Henrico County Public Schools officials announced plans Thursday for a middle school STEM specialty center tentatively scheduled to open next year at Short Pump Middle School. The three-year program focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics would be open to students throughout the county, officials said. The center would be able to accommodate about 50 students.

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Tacoma, Wash. school board puts charter schools on hold

The Tacoma School Board opted out of the charter school business Thursday night — at least for now. Board members, who may reconsider in the fall, voted 4-0 with one member absent, said there are too many unknowns for them to meet the July 1 deadline.

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N.Y. high school students used Facebook to cheat on exam

Twelve Long Island high school students have been disciplined for using Facebook to cheat on homework and laboratory assignments and a recent exam. The superintendent of the West Islip school district told Newsday the ninth graders used the social media site to share answers.

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Allentown (Pa.) school board approves cutting 154 jobs

The Allentown School Board has approved a curtailment of programs Thursday that eliminates 132 teachers and 12 administrators, pushing the financially challenged district to more than 400 jobs slashed over the past four years.

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Princeton's Valley Road School is worth saving

For 35 years, Preservation New Jersey has monitored the toll of time on historic buildings throughout the region, compiling annual lists of the most endangered. This year’s roundup includes the Valley Road School in Princeton, a graceful building echoing the architecture of Princeton University’s collegiate Gothic style. Nearing its 100th anniversary, the three-story facility on Witherspoon Street deftly illustrates parts of Princeton’s past.

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Elementary school inspires university to create innovative wheelchair lift

An elementary school principal has inspired the University of Wisconsin-Madison to create a new wheelchair lift that could help make more places wheelchair accessible.

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