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Dallas ISD to open first all-girls school

Closed for three years due to declining enrollment and a push by the district to save money, an elementary school will be turned into an all-girls academy with a focus on sciences and the arts when it re-opens in August 2016.

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Teachers in large Pennsylvania school district going on strike

The Scranton School district's nearly 900 teachers in 16 schools are hitting the picket lines. The issues keeping both sides apart include money, the cost of health care insurance and class size.

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College admissions revolution brewing

Eighty leading colleges and universities are planning to reverse a decades-long process by which colleges have made their applications increasingly similar. They are also creating new online portfolios for high school students, designed to have ninth graders begin thinking more deeply about their next academic steps.

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College search process made easier with new partnership

College Raptor, a college matching platform, and PowerSchool Group LLC are joining forces to integrate college search and outcomes data with students’ academic records.

ORIGO Education math program integrated by Illinois district

La Moille CUSD implemented ORIGO Education's new elementary mathematics curriculum, ORIGO Stepping Stones, to help the district's K5 students master math skills.

K12 instructional program released under new partnership

Sunburst and Wonder Workshop have collaborated to release three K12 solutions: Wonder Pilot, Wonder Class 24 and Wonder Class 30. The Wonder Pilot program provides K5 classrooms with sets of robots, the software apps and a Wonder Teacher Kit.

Parsippany schools superintendent resigns

Scott Rixford, the embattled superintendent of the New Jersey township school district out on medical leave, has submitted his resignation. He took over the district in July 2014.

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Rhode Island district promotes assistant superintendent

The school committee is expected to name Assistant School Superintendent Robert Mitchell as the district’s new superintendent of schools. He succeeds Philip D. Thornton who was hired last week by the Warwick School Committee to lead that district.

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New superintendent named for New York school district

Michael J. Baumann was appointed superintendent of the Newfane Central School District by the Newfane School Board. For the past seven years, Baumann has served as assistant superintendent, human resources and planning, for the Sweet Home CSD.

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How teachers, parents can help sleepy teens stay awake at school

When a later school start time isn't an option, parents and teachers can help teens develop healthy sleep habits by advocating for later high school start times, not scheduling core classes early in the school day and encouraging healthy sleep habits, an expert says.

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