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Segregation lawsuit against North Carolina school district begins in federal court

Nearly 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, lawyers are set to square off in a federal courtroom in eastern North Carolina over whether the effects of that Jim Crow past still persist.

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Tucson-area districts increasingly move to convert schools to charters

Arizona has seen an unprecedented surge in school districts wanting to convert some of their schools to charters, raising concerns over whether districts are unfairly using the law just to generate more money.

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New Columbus schools chief says he’s cleaning house

The new interim superintendent of Columbus schools says he is working to fire employees implicated in the district’s data scandal, or at least encourage them to leave.

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FCC moves to reform E-Rate subsidy for Internet at schools

U.S. Federal Communications Commission moves to revamp a subsidy program aimed at bringing faster Internet to schools and libraries, after President Barack Obama's plea for a swifter transition to the digital era.

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Arizona requires financial literacy in schools

Missouri, Tennessee, and Utah, which require students to take one semester of financial literacy in high school, have the strongest laws while many other states, like Arizona, are only required to blend financial literacy into other subjects.

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Q&A: Superintendent Patrick Darfler Sweeney talks master consolidation

Patrick Darfler Sweeney, superintendent of Hunter-Tannersville Central School District in upstate New York, has shown that through shared resources and some unique thinking, districts can continue to be forward thinking despite shrinking budgets.

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Most Common Core states not aligned to math graduation standards

Out of the 45 states that have adopted the Common Core, only 11 states and the District of Columbia have high school math graduation requirements that align to the new standards, says a new study.

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Profile: Superintendent Tom Johnstone driven by social justice

Superintendent of Wiseburn (Calif.) School District has been recognized for improving academic performance by collaborating with local universities and corporations, and for leading the push for Wiseburn to have its own high school.

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Be a source for our story on parent engagement platforms

What should districts consider when selecting a digital parent engagement platform? If you can be a source, please follow the link to contact us.

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In My Corner On The Moon: Helping Children Heal From Traumatic Experiences

Narrated by 12-year-old Abigail, the book is written in a straightforward but gentle style and has a strong psycho-educational component. The idea is to normalize the response that many children have to overwhelming events in their lives.

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