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National School Boards Association 2014 Annual Conference Fosters Transformative Leadership

Thousands of school board members, administrators, and educators will convene in New Orleans to take part in the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) 74th Annual Conference, April 5-7, 2014.

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New ASCD Common Core Professional Development Institutes in 2014

Expanding to eight new cities, ASCD announced its lineup of one- and two-day Professional Development Institutes for the spring and summer as educators nationwide continue to implement the Common Core State Standards.

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Superintendents present new federal education accountability framework recommendations

Superintendents from across the country who represent the Large Countywide and Suburban District Consortium presented recommendations for a new federal education accountability framework to a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators on Capitol Hill.

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Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson will leave post early

A tenuous relationship between Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Cindy Stevenson and a new conservative board hit its breaking point Saturday when the Colorado district's longtime leader announced that she would leave earlier than expected

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Mayor says pledges Boston will cast wide net for new superintendent

Mayor Martin J. Walsh says the chosen candidate could come from pretty much anywhere: inside the school system, other parts of the state, or across the nation. The goal is to have a new superintendent in place by this coming September.

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Three way to help rural schools

One-third of American schools are rural, and they serve 11 million students. These schools face many of the same challenges that urban school districts do, including a high proportion of low-income students, low educational attainment among parents and low college attendance among high-school graduates.

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Education's grand bargain?

A third of the nation’s black and Hispanic students do not graduate from high school. That makes any deal on education between two of the nation’s most politically powerful black men, President Obama and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), a breakthrough waiting to happen.

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Who is Angela McLean? An education policy expert, say colleagues

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock announced Monday that he chose Angela McLean, 36, an American history and government teacher at Anaconda High School, as Montana’s next lieutenant governor.

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Why too many schools live in an analog world—and what we can do about it

Schools and districts across the country desperately lack technological capacity. When we recently studied unpublished data from the Software & Information Industry Association’s 2013 Vision K-20 Survey, for instance, we found that 70 percent of educators believe that there is simply not enough bandwidth in their schools.

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Rock Hill schools say digital textbooks help students succeed

Ask any middle school student in Rock Hill to show you a science textbook, and they’re not likely to pull out the heavy, bound book most people remember from their days in school. But these textbooks contain a lot more information, cater to many learning styles and offer teachers more ways to reach their students.

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