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Michigan district superintendent leaving at end of school year

Kent ISD Superintendent Kevin A. Konarska announced plans to retire at the end of the current school year. He will begin his ninth year with the district in January.

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Austin ISD board selects Paul Cruz as superintendent

The Texas district voted unanimously to have Paul Cruz lead the district as superintendent. Cruz has been the interim superintendent since Meria Carstarphen left at the end of this past school year for the superintendent job in Atlanta.

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Expanding Medicaid can help Florida's children succeed in school

Children who have health insurance through Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program go further in school than children who are uninsured, according to a recent report. Florida policymakers need to keep in mind that the state's education and health care investments complement each other.

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While tribal schools suffer, military schools prosper

The question is why one federal school system is adequately funded while the other is not. Students both on military bases and on remote Indian reservations deserve modern schools that maximize learning opportunities.

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Recovery School District can't find $7 million in property, audit says

Louisiana's Recovery School District can't locate $7 million in property, including computers and equipment, according to a new audit. The review says the number of missing items has grown significantly since last year.

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School officials charged with stealing school funds in Pennsylvania

Two former ranking officials at the Coatesville Area School District mismanaged and misappropriated school funds while their struggling school system sunk deeper into debt, the Chester County district attorney alleged.

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High transportation costs, low tax revenues creating school funding inequity

Disproportionately high transportation costs and low property tax revenues are creating funding inequities among Iowa school districts, state lawmakers acknowledged. Yet the message that came from school officials was far simpler: Whatever the funding level, it must dispensed in a more timely manner.

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Handwriting expert to analyze altered tests at Seattle school

An investigation into suspicious test booklets from Beacon Hill International School is intensifying as school district officials bring in a handwriting expert to try and figure out who may have tampered with students' answers.

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Utah schools get two report cards

Utah’s public schools were hit with two performance reports with the new PACE report card and the SAGE school grading system. This year’s results largely mirror last year's grade distribution. Education officials and lawmakers agreed to mitigate the effects of the new SAGE test, which is more difficult and resulted in most students falling short of grade-level expectations.

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New Pennsylvania law expands school clearance requirements

A new state child protective services law will take effect in the beginning of the year. The law, among other things, expands background checks for school volunteers and requires school employees, independent school contractors and volunteers in direct contact with children to update clearances every 36 months.

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