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ASCD Selects Wash. Deputy Superintendent and Md. Teacher as 2013 Outstanding Young Educators

At ASCD's 68th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Chicago, Ill., Joshua Garcia, deputy superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools in Tacoma, Wash., and Ryan Twentey, a photography teacher at Parkville High School in Parkville, Md., were announced as winners of the association’s prestigious 2013 Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA).

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Mich. May Drop Foreign Language Rule

Foreign language studies could be de-emphasized statewide by a bill that would drop it as a high school graduation requirement.

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New Initiative Supports Digital Learning Infrastructure

DEN will provide guidance and resources for school district technology decision makers in developing wireless infrastructure to support a one-device-per student 24/7 learning environment.

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McGraw-Hill Education Names New Pres. of PreK-12, Assessment Divisions

Mr. Cohen will replace McGraw-Hill School Education President Dan Caton, who recently announced his retirement after 43 years in the education industry.

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Recipients of 2013 BrainWare Safari Brain Awareness Grants Announced

The grants program supports the purpose of Brain Awareness Week in promoting a broader understanding of the importance of brain research and its contribution to effective learning and cognitive development in schools.

Buffalo Looks to Mayor for Major Changes

The mayor of Buffalo has no official role in the city’s school system, except to provide the school district with tax revenue the city collects on its behalf. But in the eyes of many survey respondents, that doesn't let Mayor Byron W. Brown off the hook for the sorry state of city schools.

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Mont. Teachers Union: End School Choice

Together, they see a national movement bearing down on Montana and feel it could ultimately damage a strong public-school system, which they see as vital to a rural state like Montana, he says.

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LearnSprout Hits Stride, Registers 3,300 Schools in Three Months

LearnSprout, the first universal application programming interface (API) for K-12 education announced last week that it had registered more than 3,300 schools for its new Dashboard product.

Calif.'s Schools Chief Wants to Hold Off on Some Standardized Tests

A plan to suspend California's standardized testing for certain grades while new computerized exams are developed could save $15 million, the state's top education official said.

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Nashville's Battle Over Charters

As Metro schools officials dig in to halt legislation that would create a new state panel able to authorize charter schools, their final argument is a fiscal one: protecting the purse of Metro government.

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