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2.6+ million kids to benefit from expansion of Let’s Play Initiative

Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, recently received an $11 million commitment to KaBOOM! and Good Sports. Running through 2016, it includes $10 million to build new playgrounds or improve existing playgrounds and $1 million to partner with Good Sports.

Guilford board extends superintendent's contract

Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green, whose contract was renewed through 2017, turned down the raise he would have gotten because district employees are not getting one.

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Common Sense Media's new curriculum available as iBooks textbooks

The nonprofit organization released its K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, a research-based, modular and standards-aligned resource, as a set of 8 free interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free on iBooks.

Leading Edge Certification announces 4th certification program launch

Leading Edge Certification’s certification program, Professional Learning Leader, will be launched in mid-2014 as a 6-8-week course delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online trainings with multiple modules.

2,000 attend Discovery Education’s Future @Now: Roadmap to the Digital Transition

Approximately 2,000 participants in 40 states and countries joined the live stream of the event. Future @Now explored planning, creating a community and culture of change, developing teacher leaders, integrating digital devices and more.

70+K competing in FIRST’s Ultimate Sport for the Mind robotics competition

Over 2,700 high school robotics teams will compete in 98 regional and district competitions starting this week for an opportunity to win regional recognition for design excellence, sportsmanship and teamwork and advance to the Championship competition.

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Superintendent resigning for post in Springfield

Liberty superintendent John Jungmann is leaving for the top job with Springfield Public Schools.

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Michigan superintendents need more authority to make tough cuts

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told state lawmakers that superintendents in the state need more authority to make tough fiscal decisions in struggling districts where school board members are reluctant to act.

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Former Los Angeles schools chief calls iPad program illegal

A former superintendent has stepped forward to criticize the use of school-construction bonds to fund a $1 billion effort to provide every student, teacher and campus administrator with a tablet or laptop computer.

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Florida school evaluations - Get grades right

The State Board of Education should take the advice of the Florida’s Association of District School Superintendents, Education Association and PTA and Fund Education Now: Delay issuing school grades until the new curriculum and the new test are finalized - and tested.

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